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. She is also a Senior Advisor to the Carbon War Room where she leads their work on aviation and renewable fuels and recently launched www.RenewableJetFuels.org. Suzanne designed an alternative aviation fuels competition for the XPRIZE Foundation in 2011 and is currently working on a new prize, which has not yet been announced publicly. Her former clients include private equity firms, UN bodies, government agencies, clean tech start-ups, fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and other innovators.
In 2007, Science Magazine featured Ms. Hunt as a “Pioneer”. She 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 was a founding advisor to the annual Art Center Sustainable Mobility Summit and the Climate Lab. Currently she sits on the advisory boards of the Latin American Council on Renewable Energy and the Regional Biofuels Technical & Knowledge Center (CHIBAS) in Haiti.
Suzanne is engaged with the ongoing implementation of sustainability practices at her family’s 7th generation farm and winery, Hunt Country Vineyards, in upstate New York. 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. Ms. Hunt makes frequent speeches and media appearances around the world. She is also a singer/songwriter in the Stick Mob Band. You can find her on Linked In and follow her on Twitter @HuntGreen.
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.