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CFO/Principal at Equlibrium Capital, Bill joined colleague and longtime business partner, Dave Chen, at Equilibrium Capital Group to apply post-venture financing solutions to companies in key sustainability sectors.
As a teacher and community activist, Ben Cannon was elected to the Oregon House, representing District 46, in November, 2006 and was sworn in as its youngest member in January, 2007. Mr. Cannon is now chief education advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber.
Director of Multi-State Initiatives for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Dan is focused on advancing regional initiatives on the west coast and nationally, working with other states’ Governors and partners to accelerate job creation and a clean economy through innovative partnerships and policies.
Gun DenhartCo-founder ofthe Hanna Andersson children's clothing company, Gun currently serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Business Association (Chair emeritus), Ecotrust, the Russell Family Foundation, and the World Affairs Council.
Matt Donegan is co-president and co-founder of Forest Capital Partners, a private forest landowner and leading producer of sustainable forest products, and is a member of the Oregon Edudcation Investment Board.
John W. Haines
John W. Haines joined Mercy Corps Northwest in December 2002 as executive director. From 1997-2002, he was vice president of ShoreBank Pacific, a start-up sustainable development bank in Portland, Oregon. He is a board member of Mercy Corps Northwest, Open Meadow Alternative Schools, POSI – Portland Sustainability Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and native of Laramie, Wyoming.
Representing District 46 in the Oregon House of Representatives, Alissa Keny-Guyer has spent 30 years working to eliminate poverty, promote cross cultural understanding, invest in youth, protect the environment, and promote civil rights.
Chris is a mathematician and innovation adviser with offices in London and Washington, DC. He maps how companies can transparently value intangibles. Chris’s books and research of brands in 30 countries over several decades benchmark how global branding has steadily deteriorated across a broad spectrum of human relationship needs.
Tobias Read is serving his third term as State Representative during Oregon's 76th Legislature. He represents the residents of House District 27, which comprises parts of Beaverton, southwest Portland and parts of unincorporated Multnomah and Washington Counties.