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Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2017 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to attend the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, “Meeting Sustainability Challenges with Transformational Leadership,” led by Jon Foley, CEF Advisory Board Member and Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, along with renowned National Geographic experts, connected to the program’s base for the week, Mashpi Lodge.

The winners were deemed to be at an inflection point in their lives or careers with regard to sustainability—ready and eager to take their sustainability leadership to the next level within their communities and/or organizations—as well as being strong team players accomplished in setting ambitious goals and getting results.

Congratulations to the winners!

 

Aldo Gomez, Global Director, EHS, Delphi Automotive
Aldo is a second-generation EHS professional. He has 19 years of EHS and Sustainability experience in the Manufacturing Industry. He has worked as Environmental Supervisor, Design for EHS Engineer and Manufacturing Technology Leader with Delphi. He has worked on the implementation of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 as well as Delphi behavior based safety program. Over the past 3 years, he has worked with a global team to develop Delphi’s strategy and a global operating system that is now in the execution phase. He is currently leading the team of experts in charge of Delphi’s EHS and Sustainability program and is currently serving as Global Director for EHS. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Chihuahua Tech and he holds a Master in Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas

 

Kristina Kloberdanz, VP of Corporate Sustainability, Mastercard
In this new role, Kristina is responsible for identifying opportunities to leverage ESG projects across the company as well as managing the relationships and submissions to external reporting entities and stakeholders. Kristina will work closely with relevant corporate functions, subject matter experts and business units to implement best in class programs for the evaluation of results of environmental and social impact assessments. Kristina has over 20 years of global leadership experience managing corporate social responsibility, sustainability, marketing, sponsorships and sales. Most recently, she worked for IBM leading their global corporate responsibility/sustainability strategy, integration and brand reputation.

 

Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP Inc.
Michele Malejki is the Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation at HP Inc. She manages many of the company’s global social innovation programs and relationships with CSR and non-profit partners and stakeholders. She previously served as Deputy Director of Program at the Clinton Global Initiative, where she developed content related to climate change, refugees and displaced people, financial inclusion, and girls’ and women’s empowerment. Before CGI, she was based in Thailand at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, where she managed an executive committee composed of central banking heads from developing and emerging countries. Michele also worked in Cambodia for One Acre Fund, where she developed and implemented the NGO’s first micro-lending initiative in Asia for smallholder farmers. She is proficient in English, Spanish and French; she also speaks Khmer. Michele holds a MSc in Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a BSc in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

 

Óonagh McArdle, Senior Supply Chain Sustainability Specialist, Dow Chemical
Óonagh McArdle, Senior Supply Chain Sustainability Specialist joined Dow in 2012. Óonagh has responsibility of leading the End-To-End (E2E) Transparency and Environmental & Efficiency objectives of the Integrated Supply Chain Strategy. As part of her responsibility for E2E Transparency in Dow, Óonagh supports Dow businesses across the globe as the focal point for all supply chain sustainability requests from customers and is responsible for developing and implementing a long term E2E Transparency Programme. Óonagh also leads improvement projects to support productivity improvements, operational reliability and improved customer service performance while helping Dow businesses and customers reduce their environmental footprint. As an advocator of employee engagement Óonagh is the EMEAI Sustainability Network Leader. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University Belfast in Geography and Sociology, completed her postgraduate studies in Environmental Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and recently completed a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from SUMAS Business School Switzerland.

 

Sean Metivier, Sr. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consultant, Siemens
Sean Metivier has nearly 16 years of experience within the energy efficiency, environmental consulting, and sustainability industries. At Siemens, Sean leads strategic energy and sustainability efforts for Siemens USA as well as customer engagements. He is responsible for developing energy efficiency and carbon mitigation strategies within the context of organizational goals, prioritized opportunities, and resource availability. He also oversees carbon and sustainability reporting efforts across various programs. Prior to Siemens, he served in energy efficiency and greenhouse reduction positions within Constellation Energy and environmental remediation roles with Shaw Environmental. Mr. Metivier holds an M.S. in climate change science and a B.S. in environmental biology from Syracuse University. He lives in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area with his wife and two children.

 

Alex Michalko, Sustainability Program Manager, Amazon
Alex Michalko is a Sustainability Program Manager at Amazon, where she focuses on driving business engagement. As part of the Worldwide Sustainability team, she works to apply Amazon’s scale and inventive culture to help solve some of the world’s most demanding sustainability challenges. Prior to joining Amazon, Alex worked on sustainability initiatives at REI and The Walt Disney Company. She also served as a Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, an initiative led by Paul Hawken to measure the expected environmental and financial impact of accelerating the adoption of the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change in order to reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within thirty years. Alex received her MBA and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, where her master’s thesis focused on consumer goods eco-labelling. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

 

Allie Ottoboni, Philanthropy Manager, eBay Foundation
Allie Ottoboni is the Philanthropy Manager for the eBay Foundation. She manages global programs that enable eBay employees to support nonprofits where they live and work, including employee-led grantmaking, matching gifts and a long-term Kiva lending program. She also supports a broad network of employee-driven Impact Teams focused on volunteerism, sustainability and philanthropic efforts. Previously, Allie worked for the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and for Best Buddies International. Allie grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, lives in Northern California and her passion for sustainability recently prompted her to create her own natural household products.

 

Lisa Shpritz, Environmental Operations Executive, Bank of America
Lisa Shpritz is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Senior Vice President in Bank of America’s Global Environmental Group. As Environmental Operations Executive, she is responsible for the company’s environmental sponsorship strategy and leads environmental programs in Bank of America’s major markets. Lisa joined the company in 2005, and managed environmental compliance and sustainability in Real Estate Services until 2011. Lisa served on the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors from 2006-2013, the last two years as Treasurer. She now serves on the Market Leadership Advisory Board of the USGBC North Carolina chapter and on the Envision Charlotte Board of Directors. Lisa holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA in Biology from Cornell University. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

 

Dylan Siegler, Sustainability Specialist, NRG Energy
Dylan Siegler is a Sustainability Specialist at NRG, a Fortune 500 integrated power producer, where she leads sustainable operations strategy focused on improving greenhouse gas emissions, water, and industrial waste performance, and develops creative solutions for customers as part of the NRG Sustainable Energy Advisory. A former music journalist, Siegler has 11 years of experience in the field of sustainability. Previously, she was Sustainability Manager in the City of Austin, Texas, Office of Sustainability, and Associate Principal at the think tank Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS). She holds an M.S. in Sustainable Design from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Siegler is a LEED accredited professional, a member of the USGBC Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group, and a board member with nonprofits STAR Communities and the Austin Community Design and Development Center (ACDDC).

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