Boards of Directors ASBN & ASBC

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MaryAnne Howland – Chair
Founder and President, Ibis Communications, Inc.

MaryAnne Howland comes to ASBC with more than 20 years of experience at Ibis Communications, where she has led a team of professionals in branding and marketing solutions directed toward a diverse and inclusive audience. She founded the Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, which is a member of the United Nations Global

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Denise Bowyer – Vice Chair
Vice President, American Income Life

Denise Bowyer is a Mission based leader with a lifelong passion and vocation in advocating for Workers’ Rights, while contributing to key support in building and growing a billion – dollar company.

As Secretary of the National Labor Advisory Board and National Vice President of Public Relations for American Income Life, she successfully built trusting, lasting relationships with 45 International Union Leaders, State AFL-CIO Leaders, Central Labor Council and Local Union Leaders with American Income Life.

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Mitch Rofsky – Treasurer
President and CEO, Better World Club

Mitch brings nearly two decades of experience of leading businesses and non-profit organizations that champion social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and environmentally friendly products. Mitch was also the first chair of Business for Social Responsibility. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles and a

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Michael Peck – Secretary
Co-founder & Executive Director, 1worker1vote

In April 2020,  Michael Alden Peck co-founded his second company, The Virtuous Cycle Collaboratory (tvc2), a majority-minority worker-cooperative that aligns with purpose-driven and profit-seeking social enterprises and social enterprise ecosystems to build the emerging Stakeholder Economy.  On December 12th, 2020, Michael helped to  enable the announcement by Social Economy Europe (SEE – www.socialeconomy.eu.org) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC –

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Kyle Datta
Senior Advisor, Roland Berger

At Ulupono, Kyle is responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders, policy makers, and community organizations. He also oversees the systems thinking approach for Ulupono, where he supports sustainability by promoting the acquisition of large-scale catalytic changes to improve the quality of life for and self reliance by promoting

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April De Simone
Founder, Spatial Forensics

April De Simone is a transdisciplinary design practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her work navigates the intersectionality of architecture, planning, and systems thinking to develop contextualized frameworks advancing more equitable, humane, and just representations of spatial authorship. 

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Jeffrey Hollender – CEO & Co-founder

Jeffrey Hollender is CEO, co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, which through its national member network represents more than 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries. He was co-founder and CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency,

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Heather Mason
Founder and CEO, Caspian Agency

With over 20 years experience and numerous international and local awards of recognition, Heather Mason is an expert when it comes to event innovation, design and execution. Heather founded Caspian Agency in 2005, a firm known for convening strategy, production and training.

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Derek Peebles
Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA)

Derek Peebles is a servant-leader with advanced education in Organizational Leadership and Public Relations and 10 years of professional experience in business and community development. Derek’s reputation is built on cross-cultural and cross-sector collaboration, bridging communities for capacity building. Derek has the skill to build strong working relationships with C-Level Executives, civic leaders, and education administrators to connect diverse communities.

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Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
CFO of East Bay Community Foundation

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, of Cherokee ancestry, is the CFO of East Bay Community Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate structural barriers and advance racial/gender equity.  She is also CEO/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group and has more than 25 years’ experience as a securities professional having structured/managed over $3 billion, primarily for marginalized communities.   She is the former Executive Director/CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leader in impact investing.

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Anne Robertson
Founder, Toxic Free Future for Our Children

Anne is a dedicated advocate of environmentally conscious organizations and has served on the boards of several national environmental health organizations and has concentrated her energies on toxic chemicals and human health, especially the health of our children.  She has recently launched Toxic Free Future for Our Children to address the global toxicity crisis.  

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Juan Verde
President, Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF)

Juan is an International expert on strategy, innovation, and sustainability and former co international director of the 2012 Obama campaign. Currently, President of the Advanced

Leadership Foundation, a Washington DC based 501(c)(3) organization devoted to identifying and developing the next generation of social, business, and political leaders.

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Rose Penelope Yee, CPFA, CHSA
Chief Executive Officer, Green Retirement, Inc.

Rose leads Green Retirement, an immigrant, woman, and minority owned firm that is the first-ever advisory firm in the country focused on fossil-free and socially and environmentally responsible 401k’s. The firm has advised more that 90 retirement plans across the country and guided thousands of working people to save for their 401k’s toward a financially secure retirement while also helping protect people and planet by rooting their investment decisions on the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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Pat Heffernan – Vice Chair
Founder and President, Marketing Partners, Inc.

Pat established Marketing Partners, Inc in 1992, where she has produced a portfolio of award winning marketing, communications, and media plans for public information campaigns and products. Prior to founding Marketing Partners, Inc., she served as the associate dean at the Vermont Law School. She is a founder and first president of Vermont Businesses for

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Sandra McCardell – Treasurer
President, Current-C Energy Systems, Inc.

Sandra joins the ASBC Board of Directors with more than 22 years of promoting energy efficiency and sustainability. She founded Current-C Energy in 1996, an energy efficiency consulting firms to businesses, nonprofits, government, and educational institutions. Her passion for the responsible use of water and energy generation drives her consulting

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Susan Inglis
CEO, Sustainable Furnishings Council

Susan co-founded Sustainable Furnishing Council (SFC) in 2006 and has continued to lead the SFC ever since. She has worked alongside furniture industry leaders to establish a set of standards for the sustainability of furniture products and manufacturing practices. Susan has developed programs to promote and educate the industry and has attracted

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David Levine
Co-founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council

David is the co-founder and president of the American Sustainable Business Council. He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the founding

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Chris Lu
Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor

Chris Lu comes to ASBC with more than 20 years of public service. Before he was the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Chis served on President-elect Obama’s transition team in 2008. Prior to his role in the executive branch, Chris was then-Senator Obama’s Legislative Director and Acting Chief of Staff from 2005 until 2009. Chris has served in all three branches of