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diana1Diana Dehm

Host, Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio®
CEO, Sustainable Business Partnerships™, LLC Consulting
Expert Sustainability Correspondent

Diana Dehm is the CEO of Sustainable Business Partnerships™ (WBE, SBE, & DBE Certified Company) and Founder of The Trash On Your Back 5-Day Challenge®. She is also the Founder, Producer, and Host of Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio®. Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio’s goal is to bring awareness around the new green economy, and drive improvement towards social and environmental impact on the planet.

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Diana believes “People are the heart of driving change” and that “We are all in this together” in support of our next generation. She also believes that your innovative voices, ideas, and solutions will drive the sustainable difference on the planet. Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio® turns up the volume and puts a voice behind green consumer products, green public-private partnerships, sustainable technologies, clean water, renewable energy options, green jobs and so much more, with a focus on our next generation. You walk away with a better understanding of opportunities, risks, choices, and the tools for making a green difference on the planet.

Diana’s technical experience includes 20 years of corporate sustainability innovation, collaboration and integration on the global scale; environmental, health & safety (EHS) regulatory compliance and systems integration; international consortia development and implementation; life cycle assessment; energy and water management; green IT; business case integration; global marketing/branding and “go to market” strategy consulting for Fortune 500 companies. She successfully assisted in launching Hewlett Packard’s Green IT initiatives in 2008 within the public and private sector, and continues to work with Hewlett Packard at the customer city level, corporate, and throughout Hewlett Packard Labs today. She specializes in integrating the elements of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental positive impact) into Fortune 500’s, municipalities, federal and state government, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, while supporting the next generation in creating a global collective for a sustainable planet. She works collaboratively with the entertainment, film, hospitality, technology, state and local municipalities, sports and retail industries, along with celebrities, researchers, government, state, and non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities to build collaborative sustainable partnerships. She is an Executive Committee Board Member of California’s Environmental Protection Agencies’ Environmental Educational Initiative for the State where 6.2 K-12 students are on board to receive environmental education as part of their curriculum in 2011.

Prior to founding Sustainable Business Partnerships, she was a Vice President/Partner with Haley & Aldrich and ERM, both global environmental consulting firms, where her responsibilities included Global EHS Consulting, Consortia Management, Communications, and Sustainability Services. Prior to consulting, she was an Environmental Manager for Hewlett Packard and Waste Management (Formally Wheelabrator-Frye) both based in Hampton, NH. She supported the first UN/US Global Water Scarcity Conference held at the University of California Irvine, has participated in national Water Policy discussions on Capitol Hill, and collaborated on the “A National Smart Water Grid – Integrated Solutions for Sustainable Fresh Water Supply” Book, authored by Ron Beaulieu. She collectively created and implemented the D’Altorio & Dehm Pancreatic Cancer Walk for Early Detection Research. She is an avid sailor and diver, and enjoys supporting Ocean Institute, an ocean learning laboratory for children. Diana is committed to collectively working together on the global scale to promote sustainability education & non-traditional thinking, strategic business partnerships, positive human impact, and sharing solutions and models for creating our sustainable planet.


Board of Advisors

Matt BogoshianMatt Bogoshian

Senior Policy Counsel at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA

Matt Bogoshian is a senior advisor to the Obama Administration at EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, providing advice and analysis on program and policy initiatives to prevent pollution and advance sustainability. He serves as White House representative on the IMC Partnership and leads the E3 Initiative to accelerate more sustainable development in American communities with smarter manufacturing as a key component. Matt leads efforts like DfE to create safer products that both reduce risks to consumers and help innovative businesses compete. He also builds partnerships with manufacturers, associations, governments, foundations, educators, business leaders and others to advance sustainable growth in ways that strengthen the middle class.

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Matt Bogoshian was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 as Deputy Secretary of Law Enforcement and Counsel. In this capacity, he was responsible for ensuring that California’s numerous environmental agencies took consistent, effective and coordinated actions to protect public health, the environment and maintain a fair playing field for market competition. Matt led Cal/EPA’s Environmental Enforcement Initiative to improve the effectiveness of California’s decentralized environmental law enforcement system.

Prior to joining Cal/EPA, Matt served for more than 12 years as a Deputy District Attorney for Monterey County. As the lead environmental prosecutor, he co-led a statewide prosecution against 7-Eleven, which resulted in the creation of the multi-million dollar California Environmental Protection Prosecution Fund administered by the California Attorney General. He served as the Fund’s first chair and received the California Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work.

He also successfully prosecuted AT&T for underground storage tank violations resulting in a $25 million penalty the second largest penalty of its kind. His many successful statewide environmental prosecutions led the way to help level the field for businesses that play by the rules.

Before his environmental work, Matt successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and worked in the private sector as a business litigator.

Matt began his career serving our country as an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps where he gained extensive trial experience and earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his work in breaking down barriers to interagency cooperation in the fight against international drug dealers. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander.

Matt earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis and a Masters of Public Administration from San Diego State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University. He and his wife Robin have three children Zach, Ben and Elle.


lheringLen Hering

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr. (U.S. Navy, Retired), is a prominent military and civilian sustainability leader with a broad background in energy and environmental issues. His passion in sustainability is educating people on the dangers the future holds without taking responsible actions to secure the nation’s energy independence and to preserve water, air quality and other resources.

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A native of Portsmouth, Va., Hering retired from the Navy in 2009 after more than 32 years of service.He was noted as one of the Navy’s top experts in base operations and facility support with an emphasis on sustainability and the environment.

While in the Navy, Hering’s efforts included everything from renewable energy to responsible water use and conservation. He built a team recognized throughout the Department of Defense as the best in environmental protection and sustainable innovation. Within three years, the team reduced energy consumption by nearly 42%, diverted 75% of Navy waste from landfills and reduced water consumption by more than one billion gallons, saving tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. Hering instigated wind, thermal, photovoltaic and conversion technology at all levels in Navy facilities. President Bush awarded Hering a 2005 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management in recognition of efforts reducing oil spills and for recycling.

In 2009, Hering joined the University of San Diego, where as vice president for business services and administration he initiated numerous sustainable measures on the campus. Within the two years he served, USD installed the largest solar system of any private campus in the country, instituted the most comprehensive water abatement project in the school’s history and reformed numerous business practices to help control costs. His efforts resulted in saving more that 3 million gallons of water per year and more than $1 million in electrical costs.

Hering’s endeavors include founding what is now the largest sustainability business partnership in San Diego County, the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership, a consortium of business, government, academic and community organizations promoting practices that support a sustainable future for the region.


Scott JenkinsScott Jenkins

Chairman, Green Sports Alliance
Stadium General Manager, Atlanta Falcons / AMB Sports & Entertainment Group
Former VP of Ballpark Operations, Seattle Mariners

Scott Jenkins is Chairman of the The Green Sports Alliance, a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent over 220 sports teams and venues from 16 different sports leagues. Since February of 2010, the Alliance has brought together venue operators, sports team executives and environmental scientists to exchange information about better practices and develop solutions to their environmental challenges that are cost-competitive and innovative. The information gathered from this collaboration is available to Alliance members in order that they gain a better understanding of how sporting events can be performed in an environmentally sensitive manner.

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The Green Sports Alliance was conceived and founded by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Inaugural members and partners of the Alliance include the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Vancouver Canucks, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Milepost Consulting.

Scott Jenkins joined AMB Sports & Entertainment Group in February 2014 to provide insight into the planning and construction of the new Atlanta Stadium leading up to its opening in 2017, after which he will manage the operations of the stadium. Jenkins comes to the Atlanta Falcons from the Seattle Mariners, where he spent the past seven-and-a-half years as vice president of ballpark operations and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of operating and managing Safeco Field. Prior to joining the Mariners, Jenkins spent three years with the Philadelphia Eagles where he opened and managed Lincoln Financial Field. Scott has served as V.P. of Stadium Operations for the Milwaukee Brewers and Director of Facilities and Events for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin.

A native of Kenosha, WI, Jenkins graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 with a degree in Construction Administration and is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington Executive MBA program. While at Wisconsin, Scott was a five-time All-American in cross country and track and was a member of the 1982 and 1985 NCAA National Champion Cross Country teams.


Andrew P. JonesAndrew P. Jones (Drew)

Co-Director, MIT’s Climate Interactive

Drew is Co-Director of Climate Interactive. He is a system dynamics modeler, facilitator, trainer, and designer of simulation-based learning environments.

Trained in environmental engineering and system dynamics modeling through a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a M.S. in technology and policy at MIT, he worked in the 1990s at Rocky Mountain Institute and in the 2000s with Dana Meadows at Sustainability Institute.

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He has focused his practice on helping individuals and teams solve problems by applying system dynamics modeling and systems thinking in the areas of corporate sustainability, diabetes and public health, global climate change and land use policy.

As part of the CDC System Dynamics team, he accepted the “ASysT Prize” for “a significant accomplishment achieved through the application of systems thinking to a problem of U.S. national significance.”

He and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed C-ROADS, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by the U.S. State Department’s Jonathan Pershing, John Holdren in the White House, Senator John Kerry and analysts for the Chinese Government.

He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in system dynamics, systems thinking, and sustainability at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Drew lives with his family in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Writings, videos and other media by Drew can be found here.


Jim McGrathJim McGrath

President/CEO, Green Schools National Network & Conference
McGrath Associates
STEM Education Consultant

Jim is the President/Executive Director for Green Schools National Network and Executive Producer for www.greenschoolsnationalconference.org.

Jim was the founding principal of Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School and EAA STEM Aerospace Charter School. As the Dissemination Coordinator for both charter schools he has worked with Green Environment Focused Schools and STEM Schools across America and developed “How To Become A Green School” online graduate course

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He was awarded the Wisconsin Environmental Education Administrator in 2004. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Education; M. S. in Health & Physical Education; M.S. Educational Administration; Specialist Certification in Education Leadership.