About Us

Hunt, Muyres and their partners are proven leaders who are accelerating the shift to cleaner technologies, more sustainable business models and more equitable investment strategies. They ground their work with a healthy sense of humor and a recognition that our collective humanity should be a source of strength and innovation rather than a daunting burden.

Suzanne Hunt

President

suzanne_portrait2Suzanne Hunt founded Hunt Green LLC in 2007 to pro­vide strategic advis­ing on energy, agriculture, transportation, and the environment. Her clients have included pri­vate equity firms, UN bod­ies, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, clean tech start-ups, For­tune 500 com­pa­nies, and non-profits. In the spring of 2015 she moved the business from Washington DC to the Finger Lakes region of New York State to support the ongo­ing sus­tain­abil­ity prac­tices at her family’s seventh gen­er­a­tion farm and winery Hunt Country Vineyards, and to help accelerate the historic clean energy transition underway in NY State. Suzanne’s current projects range from solarizing farms and wineries, to converting old coal plants to battery storage and solar plants, to facilitating community solar installations, to clean tech capacity building in the finance sector. She remains focused on the critical connections between on-the-ground realities and national and international policy efforts.

From 2010-2015 Suzanne was a Senior Advi­sor to the Car­bon War Room where she led their work on avi­a­tion and renew­able fuels. She designed an alter­na­tive avi­a­tion fuels competition for XPRIZE in 2011 and another tech-focused XPRIZE in 2013. Her work has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg and Scientific American. Suzanne meets regularly with government, industry, and civil society leaders. She has been featured on programs such as CNN International, CNN en Español, MTV, Voice of America, and National Public Radio. She speaks frequently before diverse audiences ranging from European Parliamentarians to farm associations and has been a guest speaker at a number of universities including Georgetown, MIT, Cornell, RIT, the University of Minnesota, and American University.

Cur­rently she sits on the advi­sory boards of Business for the Planet and the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. She is a member of Air New Zealand’s Sustainability Advisory Panel, and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the NY State Clean Energy in Agriculture Task Force, and is an Associate at the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) in Germany. She is also a (hobby) singer/songwriter and is a Co-Founder of The Unity Concert in the Paha Sapa of South Dakota.

Suzanne directed the World­watch Institute’s bioen­ergy pro­gram from 2005–2007, where she orches­trated the land­mark research ini­tia­tive and result­ing book, “Bio­fu­els for Trans­porta­tion: Global Poten­tial and Impli­ca­tions for Energy and Agri­cul­ture.” She then drove across the U.S. and Central America in a charity road rally with a film crew in a 1981 Volkswagon run on biofuel, visiting sustainable biofuel producers along the way. Suzanne was featured as a “Pio­neer” in Science Magazine. In 2011, she competed in a zero emission road rally in Norway in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Suzanne was a found­ing advi­sor to the annual Art Cen­ter Sus­tain­able Mobil­ity Sum­mit and the Cli­mate Lab. She holds a BS in Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence from Penn State and mas­ter’s degrees in Inter­na­tional Affairs and Nat­ural Resource Man­age­ment from Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity and the UN’s Uni­ver­sity for Peace in Costa Rica. You can find her on Linked In and fol­low her on Twit­ter @HuntGreen.

 

David Muyres

Affiliate

David MuyresDavid Muyres was the Executive Director, Advanced Product Development, at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the worlds largest automotive interior supplier ($10B) from 2014-17.  In this role he lead the global Product Innovation team (Research and Advanced Development) which converted new emerging trends and technologies into new more competitive product offerings. Dave also acted as the company’s Mobility Futurist and defined the product vision for the company.  In this capacity he often spoke on behalf of the company on the future of the transportation industry and the impact that major disruptors, like autonomous and shared ride business models, would have on future consumer mobility experiences.  

David previously held the position of Vice President, Educational Initiatives, for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In this capacity, Mr. Muyres was responsible for developing new strategic offerings for the college. Mr. Muyres was also responsible for directing the Art Center’s summits, a series of annual events focused on sustainable mobility (www.artcenter.edu/summit). The summits have brought together global business, design and governmental leaders to discuss the future of sustainable transportation—they explore creative new systems and business models that inspire people to think differently about how we all move around the planet.

Prior to joining Art Center in 2005, Mr. Muyres worked at Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI), where he held various functional and executive management positions within the automotive division in the United States, Europe and Asia. During his tenure at JCI, he received six patents.

Mr. Muyres grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied mechanical engineering and philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, with a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design. In December 2008, Mr. Muyres was asked to provide testimony on the future of the automotive industry to Rep. Ed Markey’s House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Mr. Muyres has acted as a design advisor to various start-up mobility and transportation companies and assisted in the creation of the NewNorth Center for Design in Business located in West Michigan. Mr. Muyres has a profound interest in bringing the best and brightest minds together to re-envision the transportation industry. He looks to bring his global industry experience, creative approach and the power of his broad network to develop solution-minded partnerships committed to creating more efficient ways of moving people and goods around the planet. Mr. Muyres joined forces with HuntGreen LLC to further integrate sustainable mobility solutions into newly emerging national policy.

 

Partners

We are able to do the work that we do only through col­lab­o­ra­tion with bril­liant peo­ple and inno­v­a­tive orga­ni­za­tions. These include:

Dr. Uwe Fritsch

Inter­na­tional Insti­tute for Sus­tain­abil­ity Analy­sis and Strat­egy

The Inter­na­tional Insti­tute for Sus­tain­abil­ity Analy­sis and Strat­egy (IINAS) is an inde­pen­dent trans-disciplinary research orga­ni­za­tion based in Darm­stadt (Ger­many) which started oper­at­ing in April 2012. Key clients and donors include national gov­ern­ment agen­cies in Ger­many and other Euro­pean coun­tries, the EU Com­mis­sion, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, and inter­na­tional insti­tu­tions (e.g., FAOGEFIEAUNEP). IINAS also works with asso­ci­a­tions, foun­da­tions and the pri­vate sec­tor, seek­ing diver­sity in fund­ing sources as the base of its independence. Hunt and Fritsche’s first collaboration was the Biofuels for Transport book project which started in 2005.

Pablo Reyes

The Cen­ter for Latin Amer­i­can Strate­gic Studies

CEELAT is an inde­pen­dent, non­profit, non­par­ti­san think tank based in Bogotá, Colom­bia. The Cen­ter is ded­i­cated to inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, the analy­sis of cur­rent polit­i­cal, social, and eco­nomic issues, and the fur­ther­ance of inter­na­tional coop­er­a­tion on issues of strate­gic impor­tance for Colom­bia and the region. Bear­ing in mind the growth in world energy demand and pro­jec­tions for the future and poten­tial use of nat­ural resources in the region, the empha­sis of CEELAT’s Energy Coop­er­a­tion Pro­gram is on renew­able ener­gies, bio­fu­els, energy effi­ciency, and man­age­ment of the envi­ron­ment within a con­text of coop­er­a­tion. Suzanne Hunt is on CEELAT’s board of advisors.

 

Stacy Swann

Climate Finance Advisors, LLC

Climate Finance Advisors, LLC is a consulting and advisory firm based in the Washington, DC area with experience working in both finance and climate policy.  Stacy Swann is the CEO and Founder, and brings more than 20 years’ experience working with investors, fund managers, and project developers, as well as public policy makers at the national and international level.  Climate Finance Advisors understands how to translate climate finance policy into practical action that delivers results, and we have extensive experience designing and operationalizing approaches, tools, and financing vehicles that can make the most impact, and allow for scaling innovative and climate-smart solutions.

 

 

Libero Antonio Di Zinno

Art Center College of Design

Libero Antonio Di Zinno is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design. From Air Jordan to the Dalai Lama, Mr. Di Zinno’s work spans six continents, and over 58 countries thus far. Since early 2008, he has been an advisory board member for Mountain to Mountain, and illustrated their book project, the “Streets of Afghanistan“, amongst others. His work in Afghanistan (where previous to 2002 all photography was banned) also involves advising young photojournalists and enabling them to tell their own stories from their unique vantage points. Di Zino, Muyres, and Hunt have teamed up on the Black Hills Initiative.


Bill Brown­ing

Ter­rapin Bright Green

By bring­ing inno­v­a­tive ideas to a range of diverse projects, Ter­rapin helps clients think dif­fer­ently about envi­ron­men­tal strat­egy, pol­icy and related oppor­tu­ni­ties. Per­haps best know for their green devel­op­ment exper­tise – hav­ing worked on every­thing from the green­est sky­scraper in the world to Olympic vil­lages, new cities, the White House and mil­i­tary instal­la­tions – Ter­rapin BG and Hunt­Green have col­lab­o­rat­ed on green design projects in North and South America.

Leilani Munter

Race Car Dri­ver and “Car­bon Free Girl”

“Life is short. Race hard. Live green.” is her motto and call­ing to action 100 mil­lion race fans in the US to make a dif­fer­ence by spread­ing envi­ron­men­tal aware­ness about sus­tain­able liv­ing alter­na­tives, clean energy, alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cles, and envi­ron­men­tal leg­is­la­tion, is her mis­sion. Munter and Hunt teamed up on Zero Emis­sion Road Rally in May of 2009 and sup­port each other’s work on a vari­ety of sus­tain­able trans­port and energy initiatives.

 

Scott Sklar

The Stella Group, Ltd.

The Stella Group, Ltd. is a strate­gic mar­ket­ing and pol­icy firm facil­i­tat­ing dis­trib­uted energy gen­er­a­tion which lever­ages key part­ners, financ­ing and unique cus­tomer rela­tion­ships for appli­ca­tions uti­liz­ing advanced bat­ter­ies, energy effi­ciency, con­cen­trated solar energy, fuel cells, geoex­change, micro­gen­er­a­tors, mod­u­lar bio­mass, pho­to­voltaics, small wind, water energy, and “smart” inter­con­nec­tion. Sklar and Hunt col­lab­o­rate to address a range of tech­nol­ogy, pol­icy, and strat­egy challenges.

Roger Bal­len­tine

Green Strate­gies Inc.

Green Strate­gies is a strate­gic busi­ness con­sult­ing firm help­ing com­pa­nies and investors under­stand, adapt to, and pros­per from the rapidly chang­ing social, polit­i­cal, tech­no­log­i­cal and busi­ness dri­vers in the energy and envi­ron­men­tal arena. They help com­pa­nies and investors in under­stand­ing mar­ket­place devel­op­ments, find­ing new busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties and part­ner­ships, and design­ing advo­cacy and core busi­ness strate­gies to max­i­mize com­pet­i­tive advan­tage.


Additional Collaborations

Art Cen­ter Sum­mit on Sus­tain­able Mobility

The over­all sum­mit from 2007 to 2009 was lead by David Muyres. Suzanne Hunt has spo­ken at, as well as pro­vided rec­om­men­da­tions on con­tent and speak­ers in her role as advi­sor to the summit.

Hunt Coun­try Vineyards

Suzanne Hunt’s fam­ily vine­yard con­tin­u­ally strives to improve sus­tain­abil­ity in all aspects of the farm and business.

Rocky Moun­tain Institute

We were involved in RMI’s Oil Solu­tions ini­tia­tive and col­lab­o­rate closely with RMI staff. Bill Brown­ing worked at RMI for 17 years prior to found­ing Ter­rapin Bright Green.

World­watch Institute

Suzanne Hunt led Worldwatch’s bioen­ergy work for two years prior to found­ing HuntGreen.


Acknowledgements

Hark­ness Design

Marc Hark­ness designed the Hunt­Green logo and website.

Mor­gan Daw­son Photography

Mor­gan Daw­son shot Suzanne Hunt’s portrait.