Session One Speakers and Respondents

Speakers and Respondents for Workforce Perspectives on Accreditation for Sustainability Programs in Higher Education session 1 are below. 


Meghan Chapple 

Vice President of Sustainability at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Advises leaders in the public, private, and higher-education sectors, leading institutions through sustainability strategy processes and operations.


Braden Kay

Sustainability and Resilience Director, City of Tempe, A.Z.

Founded the city’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience and works with city departments on reaching sustainability targets in energy, transportation, waste, water, land use, local food, housing, and social issues.


Alex Slaymaker

Project Manager & Consultant, Black & Veatch

Coaches businesses, organizations, and communities on strategies to innovate sustainably, and currently helps businesses design and deploy strategies to accelerate transportation electrification.


Becky Lakin

Corporate Citizenship Strategist & Storyteller at The Giving Wall

Empowers the excellence in people, evolves inadequate systems, and proves progress toward the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity.


Bruno Sarda 

Partner/Principal | Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young, Arizona

Helps drive client and partner strategies to achieve successful transition to a climate-secure, sustainable, and inclusive economy. 

​​​​Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond 

President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Washington, D.C. 

A leader on accreditation, multicultural diversity, and inclusion in higher education.


View session two speakers here.