2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist

Host, Pod Save the People

Co-Founder, JoinCampaignZero.org, MappingPoliceViolence.org

Seth Goldman

Honest Tea Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus 

Beyond Meat Executive Chair

Laura Lapp

Vice President, Sustainability and Culinary Services, Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Elizabeth Segran

Staff Writer, Fast Company

Paul Rice: Founder & CEO/ Fair Trade USA

Paul Rice

Founder & CEO, Fair Trade USA

Luis Miguel Garcia: General Manager, Cooperativa de Caficultores de Anserma

Luis Miguel Garcia

General Manager/Cooperativa de Caficultores de Anserma

Sagrario Angulo

Coordinator/Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Comercio Justo

Isabel Uriarte

General Manager/CECANOR, Peru

Camila Rice-Aguilar: Student/Brown University Fair Food Campaign

Camila Rice-Aguilar

Student/Brown University Fair Food Campaign

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Jaime Tamayo

Chief Operations Officer/Divemex

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Ben Conard

Founder/Five North Chocolate

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Jessica Andrews

Fashion Features Editor/Teen Vogue

Sam Vaghar: Executive Director - Millennium Campus Network

Sam Vaghar

Executive Director/Millennium Campus Network

Al Liu

Vice President of Coffee/Colectivo Coffee Roasters

Friday Kickoff Speakers

Jose Oliva

Co-Director/Food Chain Workers Alliance

Anne-Michele Boyle

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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Briyanna Jones

Student/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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Maya Westbrook

Student/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Dan Dahlke

VP of People and Philanthropy/Aspire and Aspire CoffeeWorks

Tyehimba Turner

Chicago Community Engagement Fellow, UNICEF USA

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Marci Zaroff

ECOfashion Pioneer/MetaWear CEO

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Jailan Adly

Chief Executive Officer/ RefuSHE

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Espérance Gikundiro

RefuSHE U.S. Board Member/ RefuSHE

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Adam Olson

Sr. Advocacy Advisor/Oxfam America

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Dan Miracle

Chief Operations Officer/Metropolis Coffee Company

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Karrie Pukstas

Brand Activist/The Kroger Co.

All Speakers

Tony Talbott

Professor, Univesity of Dayton – Abolition Ohio

Daniella Simari

Undergraduate Student – Arizona State University

Teresa Baxter

Co-Founder – Fair Trade Long Beach

Sean Murray

Associate Professor –
St. John’s University

Chris Solt

Executive Director –
Fair Trade Federation

Zoe Sheppard

Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellow – St. John’s University & FT Campaigns

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Katie Rossman

Workforce Partners Liaison/Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Steve Strang

Senior Consultant, Practice Director – Spectrum Nonprofit Services

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Rudi Dalvai

President/World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)

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A. Andrea Licari

Professor and Director of the Fashion Institute/ St. Johns University

Chicago Community Engagement Fellow, UNICEF USA

President, Fair Trade Campaign at the University of Kentucky

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Atiya Raja

Organizer/Queens Fair Trade

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Kendra Penry

Houston Community Engagement Coordinator/Heifer International

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Chad Hiu

Director of Diversity and Inclusion/YMCA

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Billy Linstead Goldsmith

Director/Fair Trade Campaigns

Blake Stok

Aquaculture Manager/Fair Trade USA

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Julie Whitmore

Student/John Carroll University

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Sharon Riechers

Vice-President, Treasurer/International Women’s Coffee Alliance

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Elisha Chan

Executive Director/Fair Trade LA

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Nathalie Marin-Gest

Sr. Director, Produce & Floral/Fair Trade USA

Jay Travis

Jay Travis

Adjunct Trainer/Midwest Academy

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Anthony Kingsley

Local & Sustainable Prod Lead/US Foods

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Mary Morten

President/Morten Group

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Lotus Thai

Sustainability Coordinator/Aramark at UC Irvine

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Katherine Bissell Cordova

Executive Director/Chicago Fair Trade

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Mazahir Salih

Community Organizer​/ Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa 

 

Claude Toty

Farmer Lead Trainer/Fair Trade USA

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Krista Hicks

Sustainability Manager/Aramark

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Kevin Scribner

Owner/Forever Wild Seafood

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Sapna Thottathil

Associate Director of  Sustainability/University of California

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Bria Milbery

Assistant Director/Bentley University

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Olga Borquez

Sustainability Manager/Wholesum

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Jaime Tamayo

Chief Operations Officer/Divemex

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Malyneath Vong

Founder/Global Fashion Mission

Katherine Nolte Ferguson

Coffee Trader, Sustainable Supply Chains/Sucafina North America

Taryn Lemmon

Mid Atlantic Regional Fellow/Fair Trade Campaigns

Sloan Smith

Great Lakes Regional Fellow/Fair Trade Campaigns

Dana Peters

Southwest Regional Fellow/Fair Trade Campaigns

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Colleen Anunu

Director of Coffee Supply Chain/Fair Trade USA

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Alex Madrigal

President/Covilli Brand Organics, INC.

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Iris Montaño-Madrigal

Marketing Manager/Covilli Brand Organics, INC.

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Kyle Freund

Communications & Media Manager/Food 4 Farmers

Jason Sanches

Events & Campaigns Manager/Fairtrade America

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Bethany Collins

Chicago Fair Trade Board Member & Marketing & Communications Associate/ Sacred Heart Schools

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Katrina Markoff

Founder & Chocolatier/Vosges Haut-Chocolat

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Gesina Beckert

Sr. Manager Partnership Development/Fair Trade USA

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Vizan Giri

Business Development Manager/Gallant International Inc. 

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Ameya Pawar

47th Ward Alderman/City of Chicago

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Parker Townley

Senior Manager/Fair Trade USA

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Rene Edde

Senior Business Development Manager/Fair Trade USA

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Belen Rivadeneira

Supply Chain Manager/Fair Trade USA

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Andrea Dennis

Director of Development, Outreach, Visibility & Engagement/Greenheart International