Host Committee

Michael Bradley

Michael has more than 30 years of professional experience working on behalf of a diverse set of energy companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Michael formed MJ Bradley & Associates to provide clients with insightful advice on energy markets, environmental regulations, and climate change policy.

Laurie Burt

​Laurie Burt gives strategic advice on clean energy, climate, environmental and carbon reduction policies for public officials, foundations, businesses, nonprofits and thought leaders throughout the country. Recent projects include coordination of independent, expert analysis of the economic impacts of market-based carbon trading and pricing programs and policies, peer review and strategic communications initiatives, and innovative tools for state assessment of climate and energy data.

Peter B. Coffin

Peter B. Coffin is the founder and president at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based fixed income investment manager with over $30 billion in assets under management. A graduate of Hamilton College, Peter now serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of The Trustees of Reservations and has actively supported sustainable investing as a member of the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and as a past board member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF).

Bill Davis

Prior to forming Stance Capital, LLC, Mr. Davis was co-founder and Managing Director of Empirical Asset Management, and Portfolio Manager on EAM Sustainable Equity, a strategy he launched in 2014. Prior to co- founding Empirical, he was the founder and CEO of Ze-gen, a venture and private equity backed renewable energy company.

Doug Husid

Douglas Husid is the director of the Boston law firm Goulston & Storrs, which also has offices in New York, Washington and Beijing. Husid has served in that capacity since 1997. He has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and has far-ranging expertise in real estate development, large project permitting, statutory, regulatory and financing issues in the transportation field, and legislation.

John O’Hara

John C. O’Hara, Jr. is a Senior Advisor and a Managing Director of Rockefeller & Co. John focuses on strategic initiatives and institutional marketing activities for Rockefeller & Co.’s Asset Management Division. John serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the National Humanities Center, a board member of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation and as a member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Finance Committee of UNC Press.

Peter Rosenblum

Peter Rosenblum is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP and a member of its Executive Committee. Peter counsels a broad range of clients in diverse industries concerning business and regulatory matters, financing strategies and structuring of corporate transactions. He is actively involved in the Foley Hoag’s corporate and corporate finance practices, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and other public and private offerings of securities.

Tedd Saunders

Tedd R. Saunders is President of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and Chief Sustainability Officer of The Saunders Hotel Group. Mr. Saunders is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, he’s been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in travel and tourism industry.

Holt Thrasher

Holt has more than 35 years’ experience in investment banking, information technology, and consulting. He currently is Co-Founder and CEO of Synovia Data, an ecosystem management and data analytics company. Holt has been an active conservationist and nature enthusiast for more than 20 years.

Ion Yadigaroglu

Ion Yadigaroglu has been Managing Principal at Capricorn Investment Group since 2004. Capricorn was born from a belief that values-based, sustainable investment practices can enhance return rates. Underlying that principled approach has always been a deep desire to demonstrate the huge investment potential that resides in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.