Penny Tompkins is the Manager of CSR at Charlotte's Web, the World's Most Trusted Hemp Extract.  She joined Charlotte's Web in May 2019 and co-led the company's B Lab assessment process and subsequent certification in August of 2020.  In addition to managing the B ...

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Nancy Astarae Metcalf is Dr. Bronner’s Senior Marketing Manager. She joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2014 to support the nationwide public education and advocacy campaign Hemp History Week, which successfully lobbied to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. In 2017, Nancy supported the launch ...

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Tyson Sampson is a two-hearted and two-spirited individual whom has descended from the local indigenous matriarchy called the ᎠᏂᎩᎶᎯ (A-ni-gi-lo-hi). Their home is referred to as The Beautiful Painted Earth. This family is based here in their aboriginal territory most commonly known as the ...

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Angela Dawson is a fourth-generation midwest farmer, a cooperative advocate and a public health researcher with 25 years experience of community development research and innovation. A career academician, she holds several executive Business Administrations Certificates as well as advanced legal and public health research ...

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Secteur 6 founder and CEO  Amit have spent his lives creating conscious businesses in tech, CPG and real estate. Amit’s father, renowned agronomist Dr. I.S. Hooda, pioneered regenerative ways to grow food that have helped tens of thousands of farmers across the globe. Amit ...

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Revolutionizing the way people think and feel about Kombucha and fermented foods, GT Dave is sharing a message & lifestyle with the world that food is medicine. As the Founder and CEO of GT’s Living Foods, the #1 best-selling and most-loved Kombucha brand, GT ...

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John F. Ghingo is the president of Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand. He joined Applegate in April 2018 and is responsible for driving forward the company’s mission: Changing The Meat We Eat. Ghingo presides over a senior leadership team that ...

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Chris Oliviero has more than 20 years of management, marketing, no antibiotics ever and organic protein experience. He started his career as a business consultant for Fortune 100 brands including FedEx, Toyota,BMW, Heinz and Molson. Since 2007, Chris has served in various leadership positions ...

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Dawn Sherman brings over 25 years of business expertise and entrepreneurial skills to her role as CEO of Native American Natural Foods’ Tanka bar.  A member of the Lakota, Shawnee and Delaware tribes, Dawn is keenly aware of the fundamental needs facing individuals at ...

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Eve Turow-Paul is an author, globally-recognized thought leader, and founder and Executive Director of Food for Climate League. Her latest book is Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers and Our Search for Connection and Meaning (BenBella, 2020). By blending qualitative and quantitative methods, Turow-Paul explores ...

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Gibson grew up in the South where she learned the power of good food, and bringing people together around the table, early on. A “reformed” business attorney, she was the longtime leader of the Marin Country chapter of Slow Food prior to founding Edible Marin ...

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Zeenab is the Communications Manager at the HEAL Food Alliance. Through her work at the HEAL Food Alliance, she's had the honor of uplifting the voices of incredible Black, Indigenous and People of Color who are organizing for better food and farm systems across ...

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Brian Wachtler is the President of Haberman, a marketing communications agency with a clearly defined mission — to tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. An expert at marrying mission, message and media, Brian and Haberman have helped numerous organizations ...

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John is the Co-founder and CEO of Once Upon A Farm, a company with the mission of providing yummy  and nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages.   Prior to his new start-up, John spent more than 30 years in the natural and organic ...

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Anne Malleau is the Executive Director for Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), the leading farm animal welfare standards and labeling organization in North America. In addition to G.A.P.’s commitment to continuous improvement in improving the lives of farm animals, G.A.P. has pioneered ‘farm to fork’ ...

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Armando Medinaceli, Ph.D. is a Bolivian ethnobiologist with extensive experience collaborating with indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Bolivia. He has over fifteen years of experience working in ethnobiology, ...

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Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began with her desire to improve her personal health and culminated in becoming certified in Plant-Based Nutrition.She started to develop her brand as a digital ...

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At his core, Paul Lynch is an activist/artist/academic. He utilizes the power of story to solve problems, build awareness, and inspire change. Throughout the years, he struck the delicate balance between working in a studio agency and boardroom setting to some of the harshest ...

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Russell believes it is possible to produce ethical food at scale, and year-by-year his efforts help prove it. Under his leadership, we have expanded our product line to include butter and ghee, and we launched Egg Central Station, our shell egg grading and packing ...

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Mike Murray, CEO of Teton Waters Ranch, was hand-selected to set, lead and execute an inspiring new Vision and Growth Plan for the leading grass-fed beef solutions company. Mike is a 25 year CPG veteran with a passion for leading mission-driven food brands to ...

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Lisa is the Founder & CEO, Green Purse PR, a highly-specialized marketing communications consultancy in Washington, DC with expertise in consumer insights, public relations and marketing, exclusively working with CPG, specialty food and natural products. Lisa has over 16 years experience leading marketing communications, ...

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Rural life was a passion of mine long before it became my career. I grew up milking goats on a farm in Wyoming, studied economic development at Georgetown, and since then have worked alongside farmers and communities struggling to remain relevant in a changing ...

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I’m just a regular person who decided to take his physical and mental health into his own hands. Along the way, I developed a real passion for organic food as a means to improve my well-being. Let me tell you my story… After graduating ...

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Sylvanaqua Farms’ co-founder, Chris Newman, is a permaculturalist and an outspoken evangelist of ecological, economic, and social sustainability in food. He’s garnered both criticism and praise for 1.) advocating a moderate, pragmatic approach to sustainable food systems that recognizes the complementary roles of both ...

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Colleen has dedicated her life to improving nutrition quality in food to provide the foundational support people and communities need to exercise self-determination and achieve their goals and dreams. She spent the first twenty years of her career working to improve child nutrition programs ...

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Pablo is the lead creator of INTO, a platform that is revolutionizing the way mission-driven producers and brands connect with conscious consumers. Previous stages of his career have informed his current focus: psychologist specialized in creative learning, co-founder and CEO of an integrated marketing ...

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Alison is the Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Gaia Herbs, a leading US herbal products brand whose purpose is to connect people, plants, and planet to create healing. Alison leads the company’s sustainability strategy and programs, ensuring Gaia’s business operations create positive ...

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Tracy Miedema is Vice-President of Innovation & Brand Development at Presence. In this role she is responsible for optimizing the growth and profitability of brands in the company’s investment portfolio. Before joining the Presence team in 2014, Tracy served as Director of Product Innovation ...

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