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ACOSE   2017

             Conference Presenters

             Ketaki Bhattacharyya                                 preneurial coaching, early-stage investing, fund management, technology
             Social Enterprise Manager, MACED                     commercialization, and venture development services for startups in SE Ohio.
                                        He serves on the Boards of several portfolio companies and in executive
             Ketaki joined MACED in July 2015 to manage the recently created   roles in multiple nonprofits, social enterprises, and community development
             Social Enterprise Support Initiative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree   organizations. Mr. Glazer is an adjunct instructor at Ohio University’s College
             from Warren Wilson College focusing on Social Ecology and a Master   of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Mr.
             of Health Sciences degree focusing on Behavior and Community Inter-  Glazer began his career as an academician, segued to the private sector, be-
             vention from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins   came CEO of a national franchising company, and took the company through
             University. Ketaki has centered her career on supporting low-income   several investment rounds and a successful exit. He founded four additional
             people and directly-impacted communities around the world. She has   startup companies, one international, and has been involved in numerous
             worked on international projects with Save the Children, John Snow,   economic development initiatives both domestically and overseas.
             Inc., and Johns Hopkins University in the areas of finance, operations,
             and communications. Ketaki, her husband, and two sons left the Wash-  Geoff Greenfield
             ington, D.C. metro area behind to settle in beautiful Berea, KY.  Founder and President, Third Sun Solar
             Bobby Clark                                          Geoff Greenfield is an innovator working to accelerate the shift to clean
             President, Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation  energy using business as a force for good.  In 2000 he founded (B-Corpo-
                                      ration) Third Sun Solar, an award winning solar design and installation firm
             Robert G. “Bobby” Clark has been a publisher, speaker, trainer, entre-  that serves commercial, institutional and residential clients throughout the
             preneur and developer of social enterprises. Bobby is co-founder of   Midwest. He is the founder and board chair of New Resource Solutions, an
             Midwest Clean Energy Enterprises LLC and is President of Sustainable   innovative clean energy project finance platform founded in 2012 that is de-
             Business Ventures, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. He is chair of Bluegrass To-  mocratizing access to solar investing. He is co-owner and board chair of the
             morrow’s Bluegrass Forever Green program; a member of the Louisville   Amicus Solar Cooperative, a member-owned procurement network of region-
             Sustainable Council’s Green Economy Action Team; a member of the   al market leaders leading the solar revolution across North America. Geoff
             West Louisville Community Council; and Director of Business Devel-  is dedicated to quality, safety and professionalism in the solar industry, and
             opment for the Kentucky Sustainability Council. Bobby has created a   is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of NABCEP (North American Board
             Green Entrepreneur program that has served low income youth and dif-  of Certified Energy Practitioners), the industry’s credentialing and standards
             ficult-to-employ individuals including inmates. Bobby has presented the   organization. Prior to solar, his experience includes public and private sector
             Green Entrepreneur Program at three national conferences and wrote an   management, affordable housing development and grant writing. Geoff grad-
             article about the program that was published in Corrections Today, the   uated from Miami University (Political Science), and Ohio University (Masters
             national magazine of the American Correctional Association. Bobby is   International Affairs) and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer constructing
             one the founders of the “low profit” company Unlimited Carbon Assis-  water projects in Zaire, Africa. His Family lives in a 100% solar home he built
             tance Network, L3C and board member of the Social Enterprise Alliance   in 1998 on 18 forested acres outside of Athens, Ohio.
             – Kentucky Chapter.
                                                                  Tammy Jordan
             Anthony Flaccavento                                  President, Fruits of Labor
             Founder & President, SCALE                 
                              Growing up in the beautiful, lush mountains of West Virginia, Tammy L. Jor-
             Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer near Abingdon, Virginia and   dan has always had a deep love for nature. At the age of five, she dreamed
             the founder and president of SCALE, Incorporated, a consulting firm   of owning a farm, and that desire only grew with time. After over a decade
             focused on sustainable economic development and local food systems.   of working for USDA in agricultural research, Tammy left her federal job and
             SCALE has worked with communities throughout central Appalachia   went full time with her company Fruits of Labor, Inc. (FOL), which marries
             and in more than a dozen other states, as well as Canada and Australia.   agriculture with culinary industry. The 16-year old company expanded into
             With more than 30 years of experience in community economic devel-  retreats with the addition of the 218-acre Fruits of Labor Retreat Center and
             opment in the Appalachian region, Anthony’s firm provides research,   Agricultural Production systems in 2012. This expanded property offers
             analysis, technical assistance and training to a wide range of communi-  renewal retreats, expansive production gardens, a training orchard, berry
             ties, both rural and urban. Anthony frequently speaks and writes about   production, mushroom production, floriculture, floral design, and maple syrup
             issues related to the economy, rural development, sustainability and   production systems. Author of two award-winning books, Tammy’s newest
             Appalachia in publications ranging from Yes! Magazine to The Nation,   book The Seed Sower was released in April 2014 and received the national
             Huffington Post, the Stansbury Forum and elsewhere. In June, 2016, his   Silver Readers Choice award. Her third book is slated to be released this year.
             book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up was published   Most recently Tammy received the Zenith Award and was named Greenbrier
             by the University Press of Kentucky.                 Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.
             Caitlin Garrity                                      Lauren Kemp
             Americorps Member, Zero Waste Program, Rural Action  Operations Director, Unlimited Future, Inc.
             After falling in love with the rolling hills of Appalachia, Caitlin Garrity   Lauren Kemp serves as the Director of Local Food Business Programs at
             attended Ohio University to study art history, anthropology and museum   Unlimited Future in Huntington, WV. Lauren has developed resources and
             studies. During her time as a student she was actively involved in the   programs that have enhanced the business knowledge and leveraged finan-
             Student Sierra Club and Beyond Coal movement. She joined the Zero   cial investment and technical assistance for farm and food entrepreneurs in
             Waste program at Rural Action in 2015 as an AmeriCorps member. Her   the Huntington area. Lauren began her engagement with the start-up of the
             work with the Zero Waste Pledge inspires businesses to look closely at   Wild Ramp, a local food market that hybridizes the Farmers’ Market and retail
             their waste footprint, and incentivizes and invigorates them to participate   food shopping experiences in order to facilitate access to markets for farmers
             in the zero waste economy developing in southeast Ohio. During her   and food entrepreneurs. The Wild Ramp opened in July 2012 and since has
             time she has worked with over 50 local businesses, organizations and   returned more than $1.3 million to local producers. Lauren was part of the
             schools. She was a key leader in implementing recycling at OhioHealth   founding community group and still serves on the Board of Directors, cur-
             O’Bleness Hospital, which has seen a successful composting, battery   rently as the Vice President. Lauren’s story of social entrepreneurship extends
             and mixed-material recycling program divert 51% of all waste materials   back to her time as a student at Marshall University working to promote
             away from the landfill.                              campus sustainability and successfully establishing a student fee to support
                                                                  recycling and energy efficiency programs. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s’
             John Glazer                                          Degree in Sociology in 2012 and is currently working on a Masters’ Degree
             Director, TechGROWTH Ohio                            in Public Administration at Marshall University. In her free time, Lauren enjoys
                                        making crafts and working on her small farm with a flock of chickens and
             Mr. Glazer has created an award-winning career in venture development   fledging vegetable garden.
             and entrepreneurship, with a dedication to underdeveloped regions
             of the U.S. and abroad. As TechGROWTH Director since 2008, he
             oversees the Ohio Third Frontier program at Ohio University’s Voinovich
             School of Leadership and Public Affairs where he is engaged in entre-

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