2020 Conference Program is in the Works!

Stay tuned for speaker confirmations as the program takes shape.

2020 Speakers

Brent Bell | Vice President of Recycling, Waste Management  

Brent Bell

Tim Carey | Vice President, Sustainability and Recycling, PepsiCo Beverages  

Tim Carey

Ayrel Clark-Proffitt | Sustainability Engagement, University of Utah

Ayrel Clark-Proffitt

Chris Fox | Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, HanesBrands  

Chris Fox

Kelsey Gaude | Program Manager, Facilities Management, Zero Waste, Arizona State University  

Kelsey Gaude

Rick George | Athletic Director, University of Colorado Boulder  

Rick George

Prior to joining the Rangers, George served as executive vice president and chief of operations for the PGA TOUR for two-and-a-half years. While with the TOUR, he worked with the corporate marketing department in renewing sponsorships and creating new events. He also oversaw the Tournament Business Affairs division that worked with Tournaments to increase tournament revenue. He also worked for the PGA TOUR as president of the Champions Tour from 2003-08, and as the executive vice president for championship management his last three years there. His major accomplishments included increasing revenues and sponsorships and the development of strategic plans, the latter including a vision and mission statement as well as core values. From 1998-2003, George served as President and CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that raised money for children's charities via golf-related events, where he led rebranding and organizational efforts that resulted in increases in charitable giving to the Foundation. At the collegiate level, George worked in three major conferences (Big Ten, Big 8, Southeastern) in football operations, beginning with his alma mater, the University of Illinois, as football recruiting coordinator (1983-87).

Mark Horvath | Founder, Invisible People  

Mark Horvath

Mark regularly works on cause campaigns with major brands like Hanes, Ford, and Virgin Mobile, and has consulted for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Utah, the City of San Francisco, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and more. In addition, Mark has served as a guest lecturer at educational institutions across the globe including UCLA, USC, NYU, and Syracuse University. In 2018, The Nonprofit Times included Mark in their 2018 Power & Influence Top 50 nonprofit executives.

Dave Newport | Director, Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder  

Dave Newport

Danny Quintana | President, Saving Oceans Non-Profit Organization

Danny Quintana

Frank Vasquez | Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, HanesBrands  

Frank Vasquez

He is leading programs with direct impact in different community like the surgery program for kids in need in the Dominican Republic where doctors from the US have been able to operate over 1,200 kids and adults. In Central America and Asia he has help with the company's involvement in the educational coordinating the sponsorship of 22 schools impacting over 5,000 kids. In Winston Salem where he resides he is actively involved with the Hispanic League sitting on their education committee working with youngster to stay in school. As mentioned he currently resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina where Hanes headquarters are located.

Chip Wood | Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center for Resource Solutions  

Chip Wood

View the speaker line-ups from 2019, 2018 and 2017.