Keynote and Featured Speakers
KEYNOTE & FEATURED SPEAKERS
Senior Policy Counsel
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Matt Bogoshian is the U.S. EPA’s Senior Policy Counsel at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Matt provides advice and analysis on program and policy initiatives involving pollution prevention and sustainability. Matt works with the White House, federal agencies and public and private partners on initiatives that help American manufacturers make more money, employ more workers and prevent pollution at the same time. His area of focus also includes policy initiatives that promote safer products and smarter practices at home, school and work.
Senior Director of Environmental Strategy
Yalmaz sets direction for environmental policy at Office Depot and helps integrate green initiatives into all major functional areas of the organization. Under his leadership, Office Depot was ranked America’s #1 Greenest Large Retailer in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Newsweek Magazine. Yalmaz is on the Board of NACEPT, a Council that provides strategic advice to the EPA Administrator; is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Purchasing Council; and has been the only Private Sector recipient of the Responsible Purchasing Network’s Responsible Purchaser of the Year Award. Before Office Depot, he was a Management Consultant with IBM and PwC. Yalmaz has a Masters in Environment & Development from Cambridge and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill.