Join us for our 7th Annual Green Jobs Forum on Thursday, August 27th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm EDT 

Join us for our 7th Green Jobs Forum (held virtually) on Thursday, 8/27, 6-9 pm.  Learn about new deep green jobs from Justine Burt, author of “The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable World.  Hear from Martin Ogle, Founder of EntrepreneurialEarth, LLC on how  ALL CAREERS are needed to intentionally create a green/sustainable economy; get tips on green hiring opportunities from recruiters, and from those working in green jobs.


Jobs for a Just, Equitable, and Green Future: 6:00 – 6:50 pm

“Creating New Deep Green Jobs,” Justine Burt, CEO of Appracel, and author of “The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Create a Sustainable Future
“The ‘ALL Careers Approach’ To Transform Our Economy for a Sustainable World, Martin Ogle, Founder of Entrepreneurial Earth, LLC 
Moderator: Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy

Green Hiring Opportunities:  7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Hear from recruiters, hiring managers, and others in the industry on the green job market.

Catherine McLean, Founder of Dylan Green,  a strategic talent acquisition consultancy placing commercial professionals within the clean energy and technology space.
William R. Ellis, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Energy Efficiency, Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company
Others: (To be announced)
Moderator: Dr. Beth Offenbacker, Founder and Principal of Waterford Inc. and Director of Training and Education, Leaders in Energy

Tips on Landing or Creating a Green Job:  8:00 – 8:50 pm

Hear from Leaders in Energy members who have recently landed or created a green job.
Moderator and panelists to be announced.

See additional information on our speakers below.


Early-bird, thru 8/21
$10 adults; Student/Jobseeker $5

Regular Price
$15 adults; Student/Jobseeker $10

Ticket price includes Forum program and recording. We appreciate your support of our mission to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions for a greener, better world.


Jobs for a Just, Equitable, and Green Future: 6:00 – 6:50 pm

Justine Burt is the Founder + CEO of Appraccel, an environmental sustainability consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her new book, The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future, discusses how outsourcing, the gig economy, and automation have destabilized the world of work and details 30 green jobs projects the U.S. could scale up and fund to create millions of meaningful jobs. Ms. Burt specializes in sustainability behavior change in energy efficiency, alternative transportation, and waste prevention. Clients include NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, Alameda County StopWaste, businesses in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail, various universities, the Clean Coalition and the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition. She holds degrees in Economics and Environmental Policy

Martin Ogle is the Founder of Entrepreneurial Earth, LLC, an educational consulting firm based in Boulder, Colorado which helps companies, organizations and individuals/families envision and implement sustainable ways of working and living. Mr. Ogle has been working to develop an ALL Careers Initiative and approach to promote the connection of environmental literacy and concern with ALL careers, not just the small segment of the economy made up of “environmental careers” as presently understood. Before forming Entrepreneurial Earth, LLC, Martin Ogle worked for 27 years as Chief Naturalist for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Mr. Ogle attained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Science from Colorado State University and Virginia Tech, respectively.

Green Hiring Opportunities: 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

William Ellis is a Senior Portfolio Manager of Energy Efficiency at Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company,responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision for increasing Demand Side Management programs across Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco. Work includes increasing adoption of behind the meter technology and programs to help customers better manage their energy usage, while leveraging these assets to maximize grid utilization.

As Sr. Portfolio Manager, Mr. Ellis serves as a hiring manager and oversees the development of key strategies for creating customer programs including Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and the use of Data Analytics to meet aggressive state goals in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Catherine McLean is the Founder of Dylan Green, a strategic talent acquisition consultancy placing commercial professionals within the clean energy and technology space. Ms. McLean developed a passion for clean energy and technology in 2011. She worked at the United Nations developing relationships with governments on public-private partnerships and subsequently took a job as a Consultant at Acre Resources, a global recruitment firm focused on energy and sustainability. Catherine founded recruitment business McLean Ross in 2011, with a core focus on placing sales and marketing professionals within the energy and utility industry. In 2017, McLean Ross merged with global engineering recruitment business JDR Energy, creating JD Ross Energy. With a growing need for diversity in clean energy, Catherine launched Dylan Green in 2019, placing diverse professionals within the clean energy industry. She is based in Arlington, VA.

Leaders in Energy Members Who Have Recently Landed or Created Green Jobs: 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm

PANEL MODERATOR: Josh Foster serves as a Senior Manager for Climate Risk Management and Resilience at the Maryland Department of Transportation.   He has a Masters in Environmental Management, Natural Resource, and Environmental Policy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  (View his LinkedIn profile here.)

Shelli Bond is a Battery Engineer at Panasonic Energy of North America based in Nevada. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland  A. James Clark School of Engineering.  (View her LinkedIn profile here)

Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat is an Analysis Manager at Bloomberg Law and focuses on ESG & Sustainability.  She has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies with Certificate in World Trade Organization (WTO) Studies from the Georgetown University Law Center. View her LinkedIn profile here.)

Lara Ilao is a circular economy entrepreneur and Founder of the Plastic Tree which focuses on the reuse of materials.  She is also the Chair for the Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group.  She has a Supply Chain Management Micromasters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (View her LinkedIn profile here.)

Lauren Kyla Pitts is an environmental scientist working at Resource Management Concepts, Inc.  She focuses on the Federal Agency’s NEPA program as part of her duties.   She has a Masters in Soil Science from Texas A&M University.   (View her LinkedIn profile here.)