Roxana is treasurer of the Institute for Sustainable Development and CFO of IO Sustainability. Formerly, Roxana served as Managing Director for Jordan Development Group (JDG), President of the Hispanic Council on International Relations, Senior Vice President at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Special Assistant for Legislative and Community Outreach for HUD, under the leadership of then Secretary Jack Kemp.
Roxana has been published in numerous national publications, and been recognized nationally for her foreign policy and minority business expertise.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Stephen is the co-founder and co-CEO of IO Sustainability. Previously, he founded and served as executive director of the Business Civic Leadership Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)-3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate responsibility, community economic development and disaster recovery, and public-private partnerships.
Steve is the co-founder and co-CEO of IO Sustainability. Previously, h he served as the Director of Global Advisory Services for AccountAbility and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Director of Research and Development.
Steve is co-author of two books on S&CR: Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Untapped: Creating Value in Under served Markets. Steve currently serves on the Advisory Boards for New Earth (inventors of the Social Hotspots Database and Handprinter Initiative) and for the Global Services Leadership Initiative of the Meridian International Institute. Steve has an MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and an A.B. from Brown University.
Chris Carmody has 25 years of strategic management experience in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. He consults nationally on clean energy, economic development, and sustainable enterprise. For seven years, Chris served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD). He served on the $2 billion Cleveland Foundation’s Civic Innovation Lab Board, an early stage funder of social enterprises in northeast Ohio. Chris directs a family fund dedicated to expanding access to excellent STEM education. Chris served in Cabinet-level positions under Mayor Michael R. White in Cleveland, Ohio, as Special Assistant for Education Policy and later as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Competitiveness. He also served on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals for five years, ruling on local regulatory, planning, and economic development issues.
Chris holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University with a concentration in Strategy, and an AB from Oberlin College. Chris was a 2002 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, is a member of the International Economic Development Council and the Project Management Institute
Dr. Susanne Trimbath has authored, edited or contributed chapters to five books, including Mergers and Efficiency (2002), Beyond Junk Bonds (2003; Chinese edition 2013), and Methodological Issues in Accounting Research (2006). Her credits include appearances on national television and radio programs (CNBC’s Power Lunch and NPR’s Marketplace) and the Emmy® Award-nominated Bloomberg reportPhantom Shares. Her articles appear in the national publications US Banker, The International Economy,The American Enterprise, and The Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor in addition to academic, peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to a broad background in finance and economics, Susanne has been teaching a variety of finance and economics courses in undergraduate and MBA programs since 1989, including advanced courses in corporate governance, financing new enterprises and external debt in emerging market economies.
In 2009, Susanne’s firm, STP Advisory Services, LLC, received a British Airways Face of Opportunity Grant in support of research in financial regulatory reform. She is the 1999 recipient of the Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research, Capital Studies, for High Yield Financing and Efficiency-Enhancing Takeovers. She received support for studies in Austrian Economics from the Bradley Foundation (1994-1997).
Tom Skancke is the CEO and president of The Skancke Company. He has been the lead advisor on hundreds of transportation infrastructure projects throughout the west and nationally. He is widely recognized as one of the top transportation strategists in the United States, whose vision is transforming the way surface transportation is perceived and marketed throughout the country.
In 2005, United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appointed Skancke to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study commission, which made landmark recommendations to Congress on policy, funding and infrastructure that will serve the nation for the next 50 years.
In 2013, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Skancke to the Nevada Department of Transportation Board of Directors. He serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the executive committee. He also serves on the board of directors for the Western Regional Alliance.