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WCTA Second Annual Meeting
Hyatt at Olive 8
Seattle, WA
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Join Washington State's Cleantech Leadership for the WCTA Second Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker Denis Hayes of the Bullitt Foundation.

Denis Hayes is President of the Bullitt Foundation.  Mr. Hayes was chosen by Senator Gaylord Nelson to organize the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.  During the Carter Administration, Hayes became head of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), but left this position when funding for the program was cut. Hayes went on to receive his J.D. at Stanford, became an adjunct professor of engineering at Stanford, and a litigator with law firm Cooley Godward.  Since 1992, Hayes has been president of the Bullitt Foundation, established in 1952 by Dorothy S. Bullitt, philanthropist and founder of KING Broadcasting.  On Earth Day this year, the Bullitt Foundation opened the doors of the Bullitt Center, the most energy efficient commercial office building in the world.  Hayes intends to make the Pacific Northwest the best-educated, most environmentally aware, most progressive corner of Americaa global model for sustainable development.

After Mr. Hayes' remarks, moderator Hal Calbom of Sustainable Media Group will lead a panel of experts in a conversation (including Mr. Hayes) to discuss the role of the building industry in the future of clean technology and our economy.

David Allen is the Founding Chair of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and Executive Vice President of McKinstry.  Mr. Allen is responsible for McKinstry's brand development, managing the company's strategic positioning, and overseeing its business development, community relations, and client service activities.  Allen is widely respected for helping create McKinstry's positioning strategy a strategy that has resulted in the firm's national reputation as a leader in integrated facility services delivery and engineered solutions in the clean technology sector.

Andy Wappler is vice president, Corporate Affairs for Puget Sound Energy. As head of Corporate Affairs, Wappler is responsible for PSE's ongoing efforts to enhance relationships with communities, government agencies and major customers, as well as the company's communications. He also is the chairman and president of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. Since joining PSE in 2008, Wappler has led communications and engaged community and customer dialogue on a variety of company initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy development and energy policy.

Diane Sugimura is Director of the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development. The Department's work affects many aspects of the city, from the structural elements of a house to the design of a new high-rise, from the amount of parking available for an apartment to the future of the Central Waterfront.  Sugimura and her colleagues manage long-term growth and development in Seattle, helping to achieve the City's Comprehensive Plan core values - community, economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental stewardship.  The Planning and Development Department helps create and enforce more than a dozen codes.  Each year, they approve about 35,000 land use and construction-related permits and perform about 115,000 on-site inspections.  The Department includes City Green Building, the Seattle Planning Commission, and the Seattle Design Commission.

Lisa Picard is Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Skanska.  Ms. Picard is responsible for establishing Skanska as a major development force in Seattle.  She focuses on the conceptualization, design, financing, and management of large-scale development opportunities with a particular emphasis on sustainable projects.  Picard has more than nineteen years of experience in the development of large real estate projects, including office, residential, mixed-use, hotel, and resort developments with a combined value in excess of $1.2 billion. Picard is responsible for the Stone34 project being developed for Brooks Sports, designed to use considerably less water and energy than a traditional building.

Friday, November 15, 2013 | Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel, Seattle | Doors open at 7:00 AM

Contact Sharon Schierle for more information at sharon@wacleantech.org.
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Hyatt at Olive 8 (View)
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


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