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Speakers

 

Joe Casola, PhD   

Deputy Director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group, Casola has specialized in climate science and policy for more than 15 years. He served as Program Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions in Washington, D.C.

 

Clinton Moloney   

Managing Director and the Sustainability Advisory Leader for PwC in the United States, Moloney frames and mobilizes sustainability-driven business transformation for clients across the U.S., U.K., Australia and Southeast Asia.

 

Spencer Reeder   

Senior Program Officer of Vulcan, Reeder leads climate and energy work within the philanthropic group, including the Smart City Challenge program with the US DOT. He served as a climate policy strategist within Washington Governor Gregoire’s administration.

 

Fawn Sharp  

Sharp is President of the Quinault Indian Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians. She served on Governor Jay Inslee's Climate Emissions Reduction Taskforce (CERT).

 

Mike Gempler   

Executive Director of the Washington Growers League, Gempler is a board member and past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, past treasurer of the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust, and a former member of the Food Alliance Stewardship Board.

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  • About The Series

    The Seattle Times LiveWire is an event series that features meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. The events bring together local and national experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by a Seattle Times journalist.
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