Keynote Speakers

Ann Bartuska, Ph.D., Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education & Economic, US Department of Agriculture

Ann BartuskaDr. Ann M. Bartuska was appointed Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at USDA on September 12, 2010 after serving in the role of Acting Under Secretary. In 2009, she served as the Acting Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA. She most recently served as Deputy Chief for Research and Development, U.S. Forest Service. She came to that position in January 2004 from The Nature Conservancy, where she was Executive Director of the Invasive Species Initiative from 2001-2003.

Dr. Bartuska is an ecosystem ecologist with degrees from Wilkes College (B.S.), Ohio University (M.S.) and West Virginia University (Ph.D.). Her past research has focused on ecosystem processes in landscapes disturbed by coal mining. She was elected President of the Ecological Society of America (2003); has served on the Board of the Council of Science Society Presidents and on the Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University, Board of Visitors. Dr. Bartuska is also a member of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Society of American Foresters. She has recently been appointed to the LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) Advisory Board and as Co-chair of the National Academy of Science’s Sustainability Roundtable.

Nina Joshi, Ph.D., President & CEO, UES, Inc.

Nina JoshiNina Joshi was named as President and Chief Executive Officer of UES, Inc. in May of 2008. In her role as CEO, Dr. Joshi continues to maintain UES’ current core competencies in material science while expanding into the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology. She places a special emphasis on the development and commercialization of UES’ high-tech products; and under her short tenure as CEO, UES’ revenue has doubled.

Dr. Joshi received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Public Health from Tulane University. As a genetic toxicologist she has conducted research in the monitoring of toxins in the environment and as biomarkers of human health. Her most recent scientific research focused on the development of biomarkers for pre-neoplastic esophageal cancers.

In addition to her role as CEO, Dr. Joshi currently serves on the Wright State University Board of Trustees and the Water Technology Innovation Cluster Board of Directors. A native of Dayton, Dr. Joshi currently resides in Beavercreek with her husband and two children.

Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lek KadeliLek Kadeli is the Acting Assistant Administrator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD). He has over 29 years of management experience in both government and the private sector, with broad experience in leading organizational change and improvement, policy development, resource management, information management and technology.

Mr. Kadeli began his EPA career in 1990 as an analyst in the Office of the Comptroller, and also served as the Senior Budget Officer in EPA’s Office of International Activities. He moved to ORD in 1993 to serve as Chief of Resource Planning and Program Coordination, and in 1998 served as the Acting Deputy Director of ORD’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He was the director of ORD’s Office of Resources Management and Administration from 2001 to 2005 before becoming the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Management. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development from January through December of 2009.

Mr. Kadeli received two of the Agency’s highest awards for exemplary service: a Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Lee Thomas Award for Excellence in Management.

Mr. Kadeli graduated from George Mason University in 1983 with a B.A. in International Relations. In 1986, he earned an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Bob PerciasepeWith his appointment by President Obama in 2009, Bob Perciasepe returned to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as Deputy Administrator—the nation’s second ranking environmental official and the agency’s chief operating officer. In this role, he continues a career spanning nearly four decades as one of the nation’s leading environmental and public policy figures. An expert on environmental stewardship, advocacy, public policy, and national resource and organizational management, Perciasepe is widely respected within both the environmental and U.S. business communities.

His extensive experience includes service both inside and outside of government. He served as a top EPA official in the administration of President Bill Clinton, who appointed him, first, to serve as the nation’s top water official and later as the senior official responsible for air quality across the U.S. Prior to being named to his current position, he was chief operating officer at the National Audubon Society, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. He has also held top positions within state and municipal government, including as Secretary of the Environment for the State of Maryland and as a senior official for the City of Baltimore.

Perciasepe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and master’s degree in planning and public administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He and his wife have two adult daughters.

Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC, Parker Venture Management Inc, Corporate Knights Media Ltd, WaterTAP Corp.

Nick ParkerNicholas Parker is Chairman of the Cleantech Group – the market-leading research company that introduced the cleantech concept to the investment and business community in 2002, and Parker Venture Management, his private investment and advisory business. Previously Nicholas accumulated over 15 years experience starting and investing venture funds worldwide through limited partnerships, family offices, corporate funds and endowments. During this time, he pioneered the first “sustainability” driven private equity funds and participated in one of the first solar IPOs. In the 1990s, he also founded, built and sold an environmental finance firm. He’s advised economic development agencies, major corporations and institutional investors, spoken at most major industry events and been quoted by the leading media publications.

Nicholas has authored or edited more than ten publications related to cleantech, finance and international business, starting with Investing in Emerging Economies in 1993. He’s currently Chairman of Corporate Knights Media, the Blue Economy Initiative, and the WaterTAP Corporation, as well as on several boards, including Government of Singapore Energy and Cleantech Advisory Panel and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research. From 2003-08, he was Chairman of E+Co, the award-winning investment company for clean energy enterprises in developing countries.

Nicholas earned a BA Hons. in Technology Studies (Carleton University, Ottawa), an MBA (City University, London), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America while currently residing in Toronto.

Spencer Pugh, Ph.D., VP & Manager of Business Development and Open Innovation, Battelle Memorial Institute

Spencer PughSpencer Pugh is the Vice President and Manager of Business Development and Open Innovation of Battelle’s Energy, Environment, and Material Sciences Global Business. Spencer, who joined Battelle in 2005, leads business development and manages intellectual property for the Global Business. He and his staff work closely with Battelle’s technical experts to provide relevant, focused, state-of-the-art research that advances knowledge and solves challenging problems for clients.

From 2005 to 2010, Spencer led the Market Sector within the National Security Global Business that develops business opportunities with nongovernment clients, both domestic and international. He also managed NSGB’s intellectual property and had oversight of all of NSGB’s internal R&D projects.

Before coming to Battelle in 2005, Spencer was a Senior Laboratory Head in Research and Development at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. His staff developed new products for enhanced performance, improved manufacturability, and reduced cost for Kodak’s manufacturing plants in the U.S., China, and France. Prior to that Spencer was a program leader and project manager. In these roles, he led the commercialization of new photographic films — one of which earned six awards including “Best Product of the Year” from Amateur Photographer magazine. He began his career at Kodak as a research scientist developing new technology for photographic products. While at Kodak, he earned Kodak’s Six-Sigma Management Black Belt. Spencer holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from The College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University.

Joe Sciabica, Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Joe Sciabica Joe Sciabica, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is the principal assistant to the commander and the senior civilian executive responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.5 billion science and technology program; additional customer funded research and development of $2.5 billion; and a workforce of approximately 10,400 people in the laboratory’s component technology directorates and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Mr. Sciabica began his career with the Air Force in 1982 at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Edwards AFB, Calif., developing technologies for small intercontinental ballistic missiles and in-space structures dynamics and control. He has served in a variety of engineering and senior technical management positions within the Air Force laboratory system, leading the development and transition of advanced rocket, space and sensor technologies to air, space and missile systems. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the AFRL Sensors Director, specializing in the science and technology needed for superior U.S. air, space and cyberspace systems for reconnaissance, surveillance, precision engagement and electronic warfare. A graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and National War College, Mr. Sciabica was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003.

Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Nancy StonerSince February 2010, Nancy Stoner has been serving as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ms. Stoner’s extensive career in environmental policy and law began in 1987 as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Following her time at the Department of Justice, she served as Director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the EPA where she contributed to the development of EPA’s environmental auditing and self-disclosure policies. Most recently Ms. Stoner served as the Co-Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Water Program. As the Director, she was responsible for supporting the development of sound environmental policies and practices to protect water resources under the Clean Water Act. Among her many responsibilities, Ms. Stoner spearheaded NRDC’s work to clean up the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. These efforts included facilitating the use of green infrastructure and low-impact development measures that reduce stormwater flows  and sewer overflows into the Anacostia.  Ms. Stoner is a 1986 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia.

William F. Wescott, Ph.D., Vice President of Innovation in the Americas, Veolia Environnement

Bill WescottBill is Vice President, Innovation – Americas for Veolia Environnement, the world’s largest environmental services provider. He works closely with Veolia’s worldwide research and innovation group and all four of Veolia’s business divisions (water, waste, energy management, public transportation), to source clean technology innovation through strategic initiatives such as the Veolia Innovation Accelerator www.via.veolia.com. He is particularly passionate about creating sustainable cities, and has worked with local and regional governments around the world to this end.

Bill is an internationally recognized sustainability expert with extensive experience in environmental control technologies, information/communication technologies, climate change, new venture development, and organizational governance in the public sector and across industrial sectors. A lifelong intra- and entrepreneur, Bill has worked with startups, corporations and investors to create new cleantech ventures and assess cleantech opportunities. He has served as an advisor to organizations including the Romanian (member of the delegation to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro), Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, and U.S. governments, UNIDO, the Sustainable Performance Group Investment Fund, PROPEL Board of Directors, The Conference Board, The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, The Institute of the Americas, and the World Resources Institute. Bill was an environment, health and safety consulting director at Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he worked for 15 years with over 100 clients across all sectors on 5 continents and in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian).

Bill has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton.

Featured Speakers

George N. Abrahim

George N. Abrahim
VP Strategy & Initiatives
Veolia Water Solutions
& Technologies

 

George Abrahim is Vice President of Strategy & Initiatives for VWST Industry with operations in over 50 countries and revenues exceeding one billion dollars annually. He drives the development of VWST industry business vision & strategy to identify market transitions and develop integrated strategies that leverage all VWST assets. He works closely with the CEO and the executive leadership team to tie strategies to operational excellence, promotes strategy execution discipline, and performance culture throughout the company.

Recently, as Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial Business at N.A. Water Systems, he directed Capital and Design & Build activities in North America. He focused on integrating innovative technologies into complex solutions to solve challenging water and wastewater issues facing industries.

At U.S. Filter Engineering & Construction, Mr. Abrahim was VP/GM of the Environmental Engineering Group. The group provided air and water services including feasibility studies, process design engineering, technology demonstration projects, and project management services. He also worked for Law Environmental and had a short stint with a regulatory agency.

Mr. Abrahim holds a Master’s of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville and MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Strategic Management Professional.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the International Water Conference, and an active speaker internationally on topics related to Strategic Management Systems, technology innovation, and challenges & opportunities facing the water industry.

Nicholas J. Ashbolt

Nicholas J. Ashbolt
Title 42 Senior Research Microbiologist
U.S. EPA

Dr. Ashbolt has 28 years experience in environmental microbiology, with a focus on the fate and transport of environmental pathogens, biofilm-related pathogens in distribution systems and application of quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to drinking, reuse and recreational waters. Over the last 15 years he has worked in joint Australian-Sweden and European programs developing methods to interpret pathogen data with the aid of QMRA within an urban water sustainability framework. This work has contributed to the risk-based approach adopted in the WHO recreational, drinking and reuse water guidelines and the Australia national urban water sustainability framework used by the water industry.

Michael Berning

Michael Berning, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal
Director of Sustainable Design
Heapy Engineering

Michael’s responsibilities include leading the strategic direction for Heapy Engineering regarding Sustainability and Energy. This involves overseeing the 170 employee firm’s +250 LEED projects and the training of Heapy Engineering’s 80 LEED Accredited Professionals. Michael is a frequent presenter on sustainability topics at Regional and National Conferences. He is a Fellow for the Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability, and is on the Technical Advisory Board for Environmental Design+Construction Magazine, writing a column focusing on sustainability issues. He has led sustainability efforts on the local level as Co-Chair of the Dayton (Ohio) Regional Green Task Force and is a Regional Chair for the U.S Green Building Council’s College and University based USGBC Students Program.

Ted Bucaro

S. Ted Bucaro
Government & Regional Relations Director
University of Dayton

Ted Bucaro is the Government & Regional Relations Director for the University of Dayton and has served in that capacity since 2001. His primary responsibility is to work closely with federal, state, local, and neighborhood officials. He has also played a leading role in the University’s property acquisitions and subsequent redevelopment.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Elmhurst College (IL) and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Bonnie Buthker

Bonnie Buthker
District Chief
Southwest District Office
Ohio EPA

Bonnie Buthker became District Chief of the Southwest District Office of Ohio EPA in February 2012. Before she was appointed as District Chief, she was named Acting District Chief in June 2011. In her role as District Chief, she is responsible for senior-level management and oversight of all technical programs administered in the district. Specifically, Ms. Buthker oversees the administration and implementation of division programs in Air Pollution Control, Drinking and Ground Waters, Environmental Response and Revitalization, Materials and Waste Management, and Surface Water. Ms. Buthker has been with Ohio EPA since January 1989. Before she was appointed as District Chief, Ms. Buthker served as Assistant District Chief of the Southwest District Office. Prior to becoming Assistant District Chief, Ms. Buthker managed the statewide program for the investigation and remediation of current and former Department of Defense sites in Ohio.

Ms. Buthker has both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s of Science from Kent State University. She also is a graduate of Ohio EPA’s Developing Excellence in Agency Leaders Program. Ms. Buthker also is a member of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Federal Facilities Subcommittee and serves as Chair of ASTSWMO’s Federal Facilities State and Federal Coordination Focus Group.

Sam Cancilla

Sam Cancilla
VP Business Development
RedZone Robotics, Inc.

Sam Cancilla is the Vice President of Business Development of RedZone Robotics, Inc. and is based out of the world headquarters of the Pittsburgh, PA Office. He has over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater trenchless technology industry from pipeline inspection to various inspection and rehabilitation technologies including cured-in place pipe rehab, pipe bursting, cement-mortar lining, in both gravity and pressure pipes. In addition, Mr. Cancilla has been involved with the development and implementation of the Responder multi-sensor robotic platform for advanced pipeline condition assessment and Solo autonomous pipeline inspection robot and is named on several patents for such innovative technologies. In addition, Mr. Cancilla has been involved with the condition assessment in over 200 of the largest major US and Canadian cities in excess of millions LF of both of large and small diameter pipes using the Responder and Solo robotic systems. He has a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a member of various industry groups including NASSCO, ASTM, AWWA, NASST,WEA, WEF and others.
Tammi Clements

Tammi Clements
Director
City of Dayton
Department of Water

Tammi Clements is the Director of Water for the City of Dayton. She has over 25 years of experience in municipal service in the fields of Water/Wastewater and Environmental Management. In this capacity, she oversees the Utilities delivery of water, wastewater, storm and environmental services to over 440,000 residents in the Dayton and Montgomery County areas. She holds a B.S. in Biology and completing a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Dayton. She holds a Class IV Wastewater Laboratory License and Class II Collections System certifications. Ms. Clements is active member of the Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, National Agency Clean Water Authority, and Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.
Wendy Condit

Wendy Condit
Senior Research Scientist Battelle Memorial Institute

Ms. Condit is registered professional engineer with 14 years of experience as an environmental engineer for government and industrial clients with projects nationwide including California, the Great Lakes Region, the Midwest, and the Gulf Coast Region. Her project experience and fields of competence include aging water infrastructure, condition assessment, drinking water treatment and distribution issues, wastewater treatment, groundwater contamination fate and transport, environmental regulatory compliance, and technology transfer. This includes $8M in large-scale and complex innovative technology evaluation and field demonstration projects for EPA, DoD, and other clients.
Deborah Dirr

Deborah (Debbie) Dirr
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Department of Commerce

Debbie Dirr is with the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce in Cincinnati. She is an International Trade Specialist and has been with the U.S. Commercial Service for 18 years. She currently services the northern part of their territory from an associate office housed in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her job is to counsel companies in the greater Dayton region on the entire export process and help them enter foreign markets. For six years, Debbie managed the Commercial Service’s Manufacturing team, one of 20 industry or regional teams, with 50 members representing various states in the U.S. and 15 countries. In 2003, she received the Trade Specialist of the Year Award and in 2009, she was awarded for outstanding performance by the Commercial Service’s Director General. Before joining Commerce in 1994, Debbie was in international banking at two major Cincinnati banks. She currently lives in Monroe, Ohio with her fiancé Rob Abrahams, their dog Ginger and their cat Shadow.
Dan Duke

Dan Duke
President & CEO
Water Conservation Technology International, Inc.

Dan Duke is President and Chief Executive Officer of Water Conservation Technology International (WCTI), located in Temecula CA.

Dan has a B.S. in Chemistry, and has 38 years in water treatment, including 18 years at Calgon Corporation WMD where he was Director of US & Canada Sales, before forming WCTI to develop and license Intellectual Property in 2005. Dan and WCTI have eight US Patents and four international patents in corrosion and scale inhibitor technology.

Dan has served as Chairman of NACE technical exchange group for industrial water reuse, and has published papers for NACE 2007, NACE 2008, NACE 2009, AIST 2007, IWC 2007 and WateReuse Association 2009. He has also presented reports on wastewater reuse, zero tower discharge, green chemistry, corrosion inhibition and water conservation at ACS, GC&EC, WRF, IOMSA and CONRAD.

Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Environmental Stewardship
Procter & Gamble

Scott D. Dyer, Ph.D., is a Principal Scientist in Environmental Stewardship Organization of The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dyer has over 20 years experience in researching methods to better predict the potential exposure and effects of chemicals found in consumer products. Included within this expertise is an understanding of the relationships of consumer water use, wastewater treatment, effluent and receiving water quality, including raw drinking water quality. He has authored more than 60 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports and currently participates with work groups within organizations such as the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC), American Cleaning Institute (ACI), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.
Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Supervisory Chemist National Risk Management Research Lab
U.S. EPA

Michael, obtained his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1998 at the University of Florida. He joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (Cincinnati, Ohio) in December 1997. Since then Michael has served as a principle investigator for the Green Chemistry and Engineering for Chemical Synthesis project. His research focuses on development of sustainable chemical that incorporate a holistic view of on-going chemistry, analytical and processes. His areas of expertise include green catalyst development, catalytic processes for the oxygenation of saturated hydrocarbons, biorenewables as a potential feedstock for chemical production, the use of water as a reaction medium and process intensification. In addition and currently Michael functions as the Chief of the Systems Analysis Branch.
Sally C. Gutierrez

 

 

 


Sally C. Gutierrez
Director
Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program
U.S. EPA

Sally C. Gutierrez has been recently appointed as ORD’s is the Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program. This new effort seeks to advance environmental protection in tandem with economic development through the formation of public private partnerships among environmental technology companies, investors, researchers, economic development agencies, federal government agencies and others. Over the past year, she has been instrumental in the formation of the Cincinnati regional Water Technology Innovation Cluster. Prior to her appointment, she was the Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. NRMRL is one of three Federal research laboratories within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. The Laboratory is responsible for conducting engineering and environmental technology research to support the Agency in development of policy, regulations and guidance to further environmental protection in the U.S. The research staff consists of 400 environmental and chemical engineers, chemists, microbiologists, economists, hydrologists and other scientists and support staff. Key areas of research include: treatment and control of contaminants in drinking water, restoration of ecosystems, control of air pollutants, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental sustainability and environmental technology testing and development.

Mrs. Gutierrez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston. Her area of expertise is water resource management. She has spoken extensively on the topic of sustainable water resource management to a variety of technical and other audiences domestically and abroad.

She was appointed NRMRL’s Director in 2005. Prior to this appointment she was the Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division with the Laboratory. During her tenure as Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division, she was responsible for leading a national technology demonstration program for control of arsenic in drinking water. Prior to coming to U.S. EPA, she was responsible for administering water programs for the State of Texas environmental agency in the areas of drinking water, water monitoring, wastewater treatment permitting, and utility rates.

As a member of the Senior Executive Service, she holds the highest career rank in the Federal government. She is a Registered Sanitarian in the State of Texas and a member of the American Water Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and past President of the Texas Environmental Health Association.
Ray Hagerman

Ray Hagerman
VP, Investments
Dayton Development Coalition

Ray Hagerman joined the Dayton Development Coalition in 2009 and focuses on managing the Dayton Region Entrepreneurial Signature Program, a $22.5 million pre-seed fund supported through the Ohio Third Frontier and local investors.

Post graduation, Ray spent 16 years in the Tennessee commercial banking industry, serving as a federal examiner and rising to a Senior Vice President position. Simultaneously, Ray participated in two start-up businesses, founding and selling an imaging software distribution company with operations in the U.S. and Japan, and acting as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Guardian Group, a healthcare staffing firm.

After moving to Ohio in 2001, Ray became the Director of Finance for the Turner Foundation. Six years later, he became President of Nextedge Applied Research and Technology Park, where he served until joining the Dayton Development Coalition.

Currently, Ray serves as a board member for both The Entrepreneur Center and the Aerospace Hub. He has served in Springfield, Ohio as the founding Board President of Neighborhood Housing Partnership and served two terms as Board Chairman of the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority. He also served seven years in the Tennessee Air National Guard as both an enlisted airman and later as a commissioned officer (Captain- Air Weapons Director), graduating from all military schools as an Honor Graduate.

Ray graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Finance and has held certifications in real estate appraisal and as a licensed mortgage banker. Ray has been a featured speaker in the areas of community redevelopment and tech-based entrepreneurial development.
Douglas Dusty Hall

Douglas Dusty Hall
Senior Director of Student Development and Program Innovation
SOCHE

Dusty is Senior Director of Student Development and Program Innovation for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education where he promotes expansion of programs and services that benefit member institutions, enhance student performance, and benefit economic and community sustainability.

Dusty previously served as manager of program development for The Miami Conservancy District, a manager and executive with the City of Dayton, and as a research scientist with the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Mr. Hall has a Master of Science from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University. He is a graduate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and he holds a certificate from the Ohio Economic Development Association. He was previously named a national hero by the EPA for his efforts to protect drinking water.
Burton Hamner

Burton Hamner
CEO & Founder
Hydrovolts, Inc.

Burton Hamner is the CEO and founder of Hydrovolts, Inc. of Seattle.

Hydrovolts makes small hydrokinetic turbines that generate clean renewable power and drinking water from irrigation canals, waterfalls and other constructed water channels. It is creating a new renewable energy sector of micro-hydro from large constructed water systems. The company won the 2009 National Sustainability Award from the Clean Tech Open business plan contest, the 2011 “Water-Energy Nexus” Prize from Imagine H2O, and was voted “Most Valued Company” by investors at the Keiretsu Angel Expo in November 2011.

Roy C. Haught

Roy C. Haught
Physical Scientist
Technology Transfer Liaison
U.S. EPA

Mr. Haught has over 25 years of hands-on engineering scientific research and development experience in the design, fabrication, testing, and evaluation of innovative technologies. Currently, Mr. Haught is responsible for serving as the National Risk Management Research Laboratory technology transfer liaison.
Jeffery C. Hoagland

Jeffery C. Hoagland
President & CEO
Dayton Development Coalition

Jeff Hoagland is the President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC). The Coalition is the Dayton Region’s economic development organization and principle public advocate.

After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1991, Mr. Hoagland entered the workforce and worked in the Montgomery County Community and Economic Development office for four (4) years. In 1995, he left Montgomery County and joined the City of Kettering where he served in various roles including Community Development Administrator, Economic Development Manager and finally as Assistant City Manager. In 2004, Jeff was hired by the City of Vandalia as its City Manager, a role he held until joining the DDC in December 2010 as the Executive Vice President of Operations. Jeff assumed the role of President and CEO in June of 2011.

Jeff is actively involved in the Dayton Region. He serves on the board of the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (President), NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee, the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board, and Wright State University MPA Advisory Board. Jeff is also a member of the Dayton Rotary and the Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association. Mr. Hoagland is frequently a guest lector in government classes at the University of Dayton and Wright State University. He and his wife are also very active with Catholic Social Services.

Mr. Hoagland graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University.

Jeff resides in Vandalia, OH, with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Charlie and Jackson. Jeff was born and grew up in Elyria, Ohio (30 minutes west of Cleveland) and is the second youngest of nine (9) children.

Sharon D. Howard

Sharon D. Howard
Director of Marketing & Communications
Dayton Development Coalition

Sharon D. Howard currently serves as Director of Marketing & Communications for the Dayton Development Coalition, the region’s economic development organization, serving 13 counties. Prior, she had a 20+ year career in broadcast television as an on-air personality and management executive, having held positions in Sales, Human Resources, Community Affairs and Public Relations.

Howard is affiliated with numerous civic and volunteer organizations including: the Board of Directors of Culture Works, Board and Founding Member of the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Salvation Army Board of Trustees, Board of Trustees of the Dayton Art Institute, University of Dayton River Park Community Corporation Board and the Kettering Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of Tau Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Dayton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In December of 2005, she was appointed by Ohio’s Governor to serve on the Ohio Arts Council Board where she chair’s the Education Committee and serves on the Executive Committee; July 2010, Governor Ted Strickland re-appointed Howard to a second 5 year term.

Sharon graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television Communications.
Christopher Impellitteri

Chris Impellitteri, Ph.D.
Chief
Water Quality Management Branch

U.S. EPA

Chris currently serves as Branch Chief for the Water Quality Management Branch in EPA-ORD’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Chris’ research focuses on issues involving contaminant chemical speciation in the environment and the removal of contaminants from water. Chris is currently working on research involving the fate and transport of contaminants in hydraulic fracturing wastewater and the formation of brominated disinfection by-products in drinking water treatment plants.
Scott Koorndyk

D. Scott Koorndyk
EVP Economic
Development & Operations
Dayton Development Coalition


Scott Koorndyk joined the Dayton Development Coalition in 2010. In this role, he is responsible for facilitating commercialization efforts in the Dayton Region through the Dayton Region Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP), a $22.5 million pre-seed fund supported through the Ohio Third Frontier and local investors. His duties include technology and entrepreneurial identification, due diligence oversight, investment negotiation and execution, investment portfolio management and entrepreneurial coaching and development.

Prior to joining the Coalition in 2010 as an Entrepreneur in Residence for ESP, Scott served 15 years at LexisNexis. Through various roles, he managed product development and marketing, business development, and managed corporate acquisitions. During his tenure, he also acted in an executive leadership role for the law school business segment. Preceding LexisNexis, Scott was Vice President at BRC Marketing, Inc., a Dayton marketing consultant firm, where he oversaw strategy and operations.

Scott has attained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a BioChemistry concentration certified by the American Chemical Society from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University Of Dayton School Of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property. Scott is a member of the University Of Dayton Law School Advisory Board, EMTEC Advisory Board and Vice Chair and Executive Committee member of the Water Technology Innovation Cluster.

Melinda Kruyer

Melinda Kruyer
Executive Director
Confluence


Melinda Kruyer is the Executive Director of Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster. In 1991,  she founded the Cincinnati firm, Kruyer & Associates, which specializes in integrated marketing, communications, public relations, special events, and consumer promotions.  Kruyer has extensive experience in building innovative organizations and an established record of success in engaging stakeholders, influencers, decision-makers and consumers by integrating communications, media, and brand PR across platforms. Clients have included The Procter & Gamble Company, Macy’s, Trident/Cadbury North America, XM Satellite Radio and Blockbuster.

Prior to Kruyer & Associates, Melinda held positions at WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, OH, CBS Sports, New York, N.Y., and on the staff of Congressman Jack Kemp , U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.  Her community and professional involvement includes Leadership Cincinnati, Class 34, 2011, Cincinnatus Association, Executive Committee, CoreChange, Steering Committee, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Marketing Committee, and Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation Board of Trustees. She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Mississippi.

Annie Lane

Annie Lane
Chemical Process Engineer
Process and Systems Engineering
Battelle Memorial Institute

Annie joined Battelle in November 2008 in the Process and Systems Engineering (PSE) group. Currently Annie manages commercial projects for the implementation of Battelle water treatment technologies in addition to internally funded strategic initiatives to develop new water treatment technologies.  She has conducted efforts to design water purification processes for acid mine drainage for both U.S. and international sites using Battelle’s F-LLXTM technology. She has also led the extension of Battelle’s LLX (liquid liquid extraction) platform to processing of additional waste streams in industrial and municipal applications, including nutrient recovery applications. As project manager of the advanced membrane development effort under the Water Science & Technology initiative, Annie directs research, identifies outside funding sources, and uses the resources of Battelle India to meet the program’s technology development objectives. Her past efforts include energy saving initiatives at paper mills, the development of a process modernization and sustainability plan for Rock Island Arsenal, and new material evaluations for DoD maintenance activities.

Prior to joining Battelle, Annie worked in the nuclear industry for Westinghouse Electric Company, where she managed engineering and research projects in a newly-developed market area.  In this role, she coordinated a team across multiple groups, presented research results to both industry groups and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and collaborated with customers and other companies in the industry.  While at Westinghouse, Annie also performed engineering analyses for nuclear power plant accident scenarios including evaluation of radiological dose.  She was involved in the creation of several new methodologies for the evaluation and mitigation of post-accident consequences and assisted customer groups and individual customers in implementing the resulting changes to their licensing bases.

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2004

MaryLynn Lodor

MaryLynn Lodor
Manager
Environmental Programs
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

MaryLynn Lodor is Environmental Programs Manager for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and manages direct and enabled sustainable infrastructure programs, projects and staff that to identify and develop source control solutions to address both water quality and quantity challenges, within the combined and separate sewer system. Prior to joining MSD in June 2010, MaryLynn worked as a consultant in the water, wastewater and watershed management field and with 12 years experience Butler County Department of Environmental Services, five of those years, serving as Environmental Division Head overseeing industrial services, regulatory compliance, laboratory, public relations and program management. MaryLynn holds a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Environmental Management and Policy and a BS in Business Administration.
Jim Marten

Jim N. Marten
Vice President
Crown Solutions Co., LLC

Jim has been in the water business since 1981. He has held a variety of positions in business development, operations, and management. Jim is currently the manager for the service and water treatment chemical business at Crown Solutions.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton, and a graduate degree in business from the University of Michigan.

Pete Miller

Pete Miller, P.E., PMP
Water Resource Manager Range Resources, Appalachia, LLC

Mr. Miller has over 20 years of professional experience in water management, industrial wastewater treatment, environmental remediation, and environmental consulting. His professional experience spans across a broad range of industries, including; oil and gas, microelectronics, landfills, alternative energy, and food and beverage among others. Over his career Mr. Miller has worked for such companies as USFilter, Veolia, Siemens Water Technologies, and Tetra Tech NUS.

At Range Resources he is focused on managing water resources from sourcing, transportation, treatment, storage, and reuse. He is a Registered Professional Environmental Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania (since 1997), holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (1992), an MBA from Robert Morris University (2009), and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. He is also an active member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the Chairman of their Waste and Recycle Regulatory Subcommittee.
Marty Muenzmaier

Marty Muenzmaier
Sustainability Director
Corn Milling North America
Cargill

Marty Muenzmaier is the Sustainability Director for Cargill’s Corn Milling North America business unit.  In this position, Marty helps find ways to track and promote Corn Milling’s sustainability progress, conserve resources, protect the environment and provide sustainable products and services.

Marty joined Cargill in 2001 in the Corporate Affairs function first as a state government relations director then as a federal government relations director in Cargill’s Washington DC office.  In 2008, Marty joined Tartan’s Change, Communication and Education delivery team for a two-year assignment before taking his current role in Corn Milling.
Prior to joining Cargill, Marty worked for Kimberly-Clark in Neenah, WI and for the Messerli & Kramer law firm in St. Paul, MN.  Marty received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

David Mustine

David Mustine
General Manager, Energy
JobsOhio

David Mustine’s professional life is grounded in strategic and business planning, public policy, business development and performance management; he has spent most of his career in the energy industry. David has business experience in more than 25 countries.

David is now the General Manager for Energy at JobsOhio, Governor John Kasich’s nonprofit corporation focused on bringing new businesses to the state and helping existing businesses grow. Prior to joining JobsOhio in September of 2011, David served nine months as director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, overseeing nine divisions and several offices that affected the lives of Ohioans from outdoor recreation and resource conservation to regulation of mineral resource extraction.

For eight years David provided consulting services to business owners, corporations, ministries, and non-profits. During that time he served for three years as executive director for a provider of geophysical data acquisition services to international exploration and production companies. He worked for American Electric Power (AEP) for 16 years, beginning in its corporate financial planning group in 1986; his last position with the company was as senior vice president – business planning and services. Prior to joining AEP, David was an investment manager for the energy division of Bechtel Investments, Inc. in Houston, specializing in oil and gas joint ventures.

He received a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University, a Master in Business Administration from DePaul University, and Master of Arts degree from Ashland Theological Seminary.

David has served on a variety of boards and advisory councils. He is a native of Washington Court House in Fayette County, Ohio and now resides in a suburb of Franklin County.

Jame A. (Tony) Parrott

James A. (Tony) Parrott
Executive Director
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Tony Parrott has been in the public utility business for twenty six years. After completing his degree in business and communications at Georgetown University, Mr. Parrott joined the Butler County Department of Environmental Services, During his first 10 years, he moved through the department, working in almost every area before serving as Executive Director from 1995 through 2004.

In 2005, Mr. Parrott moved to the Metropolitan District of Greater Cincinnati, where he is now the Executive Director – bringing wastewater services to 800,000 residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Mr. Parrott has successfully negotiated a Federal Consent Decree with the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which was approved by the Federal Court in August 2010. Challenged with a multi-billion dollar capital program and managing a $200 million annual operating budget, Mr. Parrott keeps a visionary outlook and charges his staff with raising the bar every day.

Rick Rupert

Rick Rupert
Senior Environmental Engineer
PRO-TEC Coating Co.

Rick Rupert is the Senior Environmental Engineer for PRO-TEC Coating Company (PRO-TEC). Mr. Rupert is responsible for compliance with environmental media programs including air, water and solid waste. Mr. Rupert is also responsible for administering PRO-TEC’s ISO 14001 environmental management system, which includes continually improving environmental management activities and processes, and evaluating technologies to meet or exceed compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations.  In addition, Mr. Rupert has been involved with promoting conservation of natural resources through reducing PRO-TEC’s usage of fresh water and natural gas.

Mr. Rupert has a Bachelor’s of Art from The Ohio State University where he majored in chemistry. He obtained a Master’s of Science for Environmental Management from the University of Findlay in 1997. In 2011, he achieved a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Bluffton University. Mr. Rupert also holds a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification.

Kevin Shannon

Kevin Shannon
Industrial Sales Manager
Aquionics

Kevin is the Industrial Sales Mgr for Aquionics. He was also the Project Mgr for the trial and test program for UV disinfection of SRBs in Oilfield applications. He has been in the UV industry for over 5 years and has been involved with many oilfield and ballast water applications utilizing UV technologies.
David Allen Smith

David Allen Smith, Ph.D.
President & Founder
Freshwater Farms of Ohio, Inc.

Dave Smith is the president and founder of Freshwater Farms of Ohio, Inc., an integrated fish hatchery, fish farm, processing plant, and wholesale/retail market operation. The Farm specializes in chemical and drug-free rearing of rainbow trout in water-recycling indoor systems in solar-heated barns. He also serves as research director of WaterSmith Systems, a division of Freshwater Farms providing consultations, public seminars, pond management clinics, and research and development of equipment and systems for the aquaculture industry, including commercial indoor recirculating systems, levee pond and cage culture systems, and constructed wetland and micro-algae systems for commercial wastewater treatment.

As a fish feed nutritionist and founding partner of Freedom Feeds, Inc. he helped established the first commercial producer of fishmeal-free aquaculture diets for trout and salmon, and other sustainable grain-based diets for fish and shrimp species.

Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ohio State University, a Masters in Marine Sciences from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Greg Smith

Greg Smith, P.E.
Regional Engineer
Northwest Pipe Co.

Greg Smith has been a licensed engineer for 25 years in the State of Oregon. He has eleven years with USDA Soul Conservation service as field engineer, project engineer, and design engineer on numerous projects including irrigation systems, dams, and stream bank protection. Greg has been employed by Northwest Pipe Co. for twenty years as sales engineer, sales manager, and western regional engineer.

He has been active in AWWA, NACE, ASCE, and has presented numerous technical papers for seminars and conferences throughout his career.

Thomas Stanley

Thomas Stanley
Chief Technology Officer
GE Power & Water
Water & Process Technologies

Tom Stanley holds the position of Chief Technology Officer for Water & Process Technologies leading the Global Technology organization and partnering with the Commercial, Product Management and Supply Chain organizations to maximize growth through new products and technology initiatives.

Most recently, Tom was SABIC’s Vice President of Technology where he developed new products, applications, and enabling chemical and compounding process technologies, established IP position supporting new technologies, and led a team of over 850 technologists, continuing the role he held with GE Plastics before the acquisition. SABIC Innovative Plastics, a $7B business unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), was formed from SABIC’s acquisition of GE Plastics.

Tom has served in a number of engineering and technology positions for GE including Technology General Manager for the Silicones business, Global Technology Manager for High Performance Polymers, Technology Manager and Six Sigma Master Black Belt for Lexan* resins, and Noryl* GTX Product Line Leader. Tom joined GE in 1986 as a staff engineer at the Corporate Research and Development Center in New York, where he worked on process development programs supporting a number of GE businesses.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Tom holds eight patents and is a member of the advisory committee for the University of California, Santa Barbara Chemical Engineering Department and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chemical Engineering Department.

E. Jennings Taylor

E. Jennings Taylor
Chief Technology Officer and Intellectual Property Counsel
Faraday Technology Inc.

E. Jennings Taylor serves as Vice President/Chief Technical Officer of Faraday Technology Inc. and IP Counsel of Physical Sciences Inc. In this role, Dr. Taylor is responsible for strategic management of the company’s patent portfolio (~100 patents).  Dr. Taylor founded Faraday Technology in 1991 and guided the company through a successful acquisition by Physical Sciences Inc of Boston, MA. Dr. Taylor has led the licensing of a number of patented technologies and negotiated the sale of eight patents related to semiconductor processing.

Dr. Taylor has served on a number of NSF review panels and advisory committees and is a past Chair of the NSF SBIR/STTR Advisory Committee and Committee of Visitors. Dr. Taylor is Chair of the NASF/AESF Foundation Research Board and Chairman of the EMTEC Board of Governors and Chair of the Electrochemical Society Corporate Committee.

Dr. Taylor is author/co-author of approximately 150 technical manuscripts and inventor/co-inventor of approximately 30 patents/patents pending. Dr. Taylor received the Wittenberg University Alumni Association Class of 1914 Award, the Affiliates Society Professional Achievement in Technology Leadership Award in 2001 and the NASF/AESF 2008 William Blum Scientific Achievement Award.

Dr. Taylor received his BA in Chemistry from Wittenberg University, MS/PhD in Materials Science from University of Virginia as well as MS in Technology Strategy and Policy from Boston University. Dr. Taylor is admitted to the bar of the United States Patent & Trademark Office and is a member of the American Intellectual property law Association. Dr Taylor serves as Adjunct professor in WSU Master of Science in Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Jason A. Tincu

Jason A. Tincu
Wastewater Treatment Administrator
City of Dayton

Jason Tincu is the Wastewater Treatment Administrator for the City of Dayton and has extensive experience in municipal and environmental management including water and wastewater treatment, landfill post-closure care, organizational development, and comprehensive utility operations. The City of Dayton’s Division of Wastewater Treatment prevents and controls sanitary water pollution to the Great Miami River, working around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, year after year since 1929. The WWTP is located at its original 1929 site in the southwest corner of the City of Dayton at river mile 76.1 on the 170.3 miles long Great Miami River. The average daily discharge ranges between 40-50 MGD with a staff of around 75 employees. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and an Associate’s degree in Environmental Management as well as Ohio EPA Class IV-Wastewater and Class II-Water certifications.
John A. Veil

John A. Veil
President
Veil Environmental, LLC

John Veil founded Veil Environmental, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in water issues affecting the energy industries, upon his retirement from Argonne National Laboratory in January 2011. Mr. Veil spent more than 20 years as the manager of the Water Policy Program for Argonne National Laboratory in Washington, DC, where he was a senior scientist. He analyzed a variety of energy industry water and waste issues for the Department of Energy.

Mr. Veil has a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science from Johns Hopkins University, and two M.S. degrees – in Zoology and Civil Engineering – from the University of Maryland.

Before joining Argonne, Mr. Veil managed Maryland’s programs for industrial water pollution control permitting through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Underground Injection Control (UIC). Mr. Veil also served as a faculty member of the University of Maryland, Department of Zoology for several years.

Mr. Veil has been recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers as a Distinguished Lecturer in 2008-2009, and as the recipient of the 2009 international award for Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility.

Mr. Veil has published many articles and reports and is frequently invited to make presentations on environmental and energy issues.

Alan Vicory, Jr.

Alan H. Vicory, Jr.,
PE, CEE
Principal
Stantec

Mr. Vicory is a Principal in Stantec’s Cincinnati, Ohio office where he is leading regulatory interface, watershed planning and water quality initiatives throughout the Southeast region. Recognized as a national and international leader on water quality and water resource management issues, Mr. Vicory has extensive experience in these specialized areas, cultivated during his nearly 30 years of work in the industry. The past 24 years, he served as the Executive Director and Chief Engineer of ORSANCO, an eight-state agency established to control and abate water pollution in the Ohio Basin. During that time, Mr. Vicory guided its transition to an agency with enhanced program capacity and one which was active and influential in national policy development through strong relationships with US Environmental Protection Agency and Congress.

Vicory has served as Chairman of the Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC) since its establishment in January 2011 where he has helped guided its rapid development as an important organizational asset to the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.

Nan Whaley

Nan Whaley
City Commissioner
City of Dayton

Nan Whaley is proud to have chosen Dayton as her home. Originally from Indiana, Nan attended the University of Dayton and has lived in Dayton ever since.

Nan’s career is distinguished by her commitment to public service, civic involvement, and interest in local government. In 2005, Nan was the youngest woman ever elected to the Dayton City Commission. Prior to serving as a City Commissioner, Nan served on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and as a deputy to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith. She is a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a graduate of Leadership Miami Valley. Nan is a founding member of Ohio’s Great Corridor, a regional effort committed to embracing the rivers. She currently serves on the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the Iddings Foundation subcommittee for Positive School Climate in Dayton Public Schools, and the Dayton Access Television Board of Trustees.

As part of Nan’s commitment to Dayton’s neighborhoods, she has been instrumental in developing the City of Dayton’s “green and gold” land-use strategy. She is also a strong advocate for a county-wide landbank system to address the region’s housing crisis with a more regional approach.

Nan is also committed to making Dayton a bike and pedestrian friendly city. As chair of the Bike Walk Dayton Committee, Nan was an integral part of Dayton receiving a bronze level bicycle friendly community award from the League of American Bicyclists.

Nan received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton and received her Master’s of Public Administration from Wright State University.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
Global Marketing Director, Unconventional Gas
GE Power & Water

Mark Wilson joined what is now GE in 1978 as Product Manager for Process Antifoulants. He progressed through the product lines to VP of Technical Marketing in 1989. In 1991, he moved to Ventura, California to serve as General Manager for the business serving the upstream oil and gas production industry. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 as VP of Technical Marketing for Process Chemicals in Europe. Mark relocated in 1996 to Trevose, PA as VP of Industrial Water business. He then was promoted to Global Manager for HPI in 2000. Mark has developed several new technologies and supports them globally. He is currently working on business development in Oil and Gas industry as the Global Marketing Director, Unconventional Gas.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and currently resides in Texas.