Suzanne Hunt founded Hunt Green LLC, in 2007 in Washington DC, which provides strategic advising for decision-makers in business, government and not-for-profit arenas on a range of renewable energy, sustainable mobility, agriculture, and green design challenges. Current and past clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Wildlife Federation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Wolfensohn & Co., the Global Bioenergy Partnership, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and a number of clean technology companies. Suzanne makes frequent speeches and media appearances around the world. She also provides thought leadership through numerous publications and board memberships. In 2007 Science Magazine featured Suzanne as a “Pioneer.”
Suzanne is a Senior Advisor at the Carbon War Room and leads their work in aviation and renewable fuels. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to the X PRIZE Foundation, the Living City Block initiative, and the Latin American Council on Renewable Energy and was a founding advisor to the annual Art Center Sustainable Mobility Summit. Previously, Suzanne directed the Worldwatch Institute’s bioenergy program, where she orchestrated the landmark study, “Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and Implications for Energy and Agriculture.” Suzanne has a BS in Environmental Science from Penn State and a dual master’s degree in International Affairs and Natural Resource Management from American University and the UN’s University for Peace in Costa Rica. Suzanne helps with the ongoing implementation of sustainability practices at her family’s 7th generation farm and winery, Hunt Country Vineyards, in upstate New York. She is also a singer/songwriter in the Stick Mob Band. You can find her on Linked In and follow her on Twitter @HuntGreen. Her full bio and list of publications are here.
David Muyres is currently the Director of Business Building for Johnson Controls, a fortune fifty corporation. 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 is assisting 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 recently joined forces with HuntGreen LLC in Washington, DC, to further integrate sustainable mobility solutions into newly emerging national policy.