Ethical Supply Chains Workshop | Speakers

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Nadia Al-Dayal, Ph.D.
Division Chief, Research and Policy Unit
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Nadia Al-Dayel is a Research and Policy Division Chief, working within the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. She manages several areas with a global scope, including supply chain research, the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (TVPRA List), the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (EO 13126 List). She also oversees research concerning child labor issues in Latin America and the Caribbean for the annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report. She comes from an academic and security background, and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Human TraffickingTerrorism and Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Lindsay Baker
International Living Future institute

As CEO of ILFI, Lindsay is the organization’s chief strategist. Her introduction to the green building movement began at the Southface Institute in Atlanta, where she interned before attending Oberlin College to earn a BA in Environmental Studies. She was one of the first 40 staff members at the U.S. Green Building Council. Lindsay is a Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and a lecturer at UC Berkeley.

She serves on several non-profit boards and is an advisor and board member for numerous climate tech startups.

Preeti Bhattacharji
Head of Sustainable Investing
JP Morgan Chase

Preeti is the current Head of Sustainable Investing for JP Morgan’s US Private Bank. She has a decade of experience stewarding sustainable investments, and works with clients and advisors to incorporate sustainability in their portfolios. She served as an assistant director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing and a research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Preeti has also completed projects for ImpactAssets, Center4, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the Rachel Maddow Show.

Michael Bruskin
VP, Chief Procurement Officer
Turner Construction Company

Mike currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer of Turner Construction Company. He works closely with Turner’s leadership team on the overall procurement policy implementation of the company and leads Turner’s supply chain strategy providing insight, guidance, risk management and mitigation in an uncertain supply chain environment.

He leads national procurement initiatives through leveraging Turner’s purchasing position throughout the world.

Curtis Clay
Director of Architecture
US Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

Curtis is a top technical expert for Overseas Building Operations (OBO) and serves as Director of Architecture, where he leads an embassy program that incorporates the US Department’s security goals with OBO’s principles and supports the design and renovation of overseas diplomatic posts.

Curtis is a licensed architect in Virginia and D.C. and has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry spanning from private work to government and commercial work.  

Anna Dyson
Founding Director
Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture

Anna is the Founding Director of Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (CEA) and serves as the Hines Professor of Architecture where she teaches design, technology, and theory at Yale’s School of Architecture. Anna’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the MoMA, the World Future Energy Summit, and The Center for Architecture and the Postmasters Gallery.

She has received numerous awards for her designs and innovations and holds multiple international patents for building systems inventions. 

Jennifer Downey
Director of Environmental Social Governance

As director of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) at Turner Construction company, Jennifer brings her background in architecture and passion for innovation to the purpose of advancing the industry, focusing on people and the planet. After beginning her career in architectural practice in Virginia and New York, Jennifer shifted her focus to advancing virtual design and construction and innovation in the construction industry. In her current role in ESG, Jennifer leads efforts to define, measure, and deliver a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future for our people, clients, partners and their workers, and the environment. 

Brian M. Hoxie
Director, Forced Labor Division Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade

Brian is the director of the Forced Labor Division within the Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade where he leads a team to conduct forced labor investigations and enforce the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Prior to his current position, Brian was the director of CBP’s Enforce and Protect Act investigations of anti-dumping and countervailing duty evasion and managed its e-Allegation program. Prior to joining the Office of Trade, Brian served in several roles providing planning and risk analysis support for CBP’s trade, global engagement, and border security missions.

Maha Khan
Financial Sector Lead
Financing Against Slavery & Trafficking

Maha is Financial Sector Lead with the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative, a project based at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research. Hailing from Pakistan, Maha has over 15 years of experience spearheading and managing multi-million dollar research and strategic operations programs in 15 countries across Asia, Africa and the US, focusing on sustainable finance and technology for good. Prior to joining UNU-CPR, Maha led the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion FinTech data initiatives that bridge the information gap between financial service providers, investors, and donors.

Shawn MacDonald
CEO and Founder

Shawn is CEO of Verité and previously led Verité’s research, program, and policy work. Verite promotes workers’ rights in global supply chains through research, consulting, and policy advocacy. He has spent more than 25 years advocating for effective labor policies through civil society advocacy. He has worked for a variety of civil society organizations in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe and has broad international and domestic experience in labor rights, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship.

Amy Musanti
Director of Sustainable Building Solutions

Amy Musanti joined ASSA ABLOY in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Sustainable Building Solutions where she supports the firm’s opportunities creating products and solutions that deliver energy efficiency for the commercial and institutional construction industry. She is a Certified Sustainability Manager and LEED Green Associate and is a member of the Connecticut Living Building Challenge Collaborative, the USGBC Connecticut chapter, and NYC Urban Green Council. 

Angela Mwanza
Managing Director

Angela serves as Managing Director of Rockefeller Capital Management. She previously served as managing director at UBS Private Wealth Management. She has over 23 years of experience focusing on the intersection of family, finance, and philanthropy. Angela is an active contributor to the sustainable and impact investment space, and she serves on the board of directors for Jumia, YELLOW Advisory Board, Grace Farms Foundation, SUMMIT JUNTO, and S.C. Johnson Cornell College of Business. She is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg and CNBC.

Renata Parras
Environmental, Social, and Governance Counsel
Paul Hastings

Renata Parras is Pro Bono Counsel and is based in Paul Hastings’ New York office. She is responsible for managing, coordinating, and advancing the Firm’s global pro bono initiatives. Her practice focuses on immigration, human rights and human trafficking law as well as supporting social enterprises throughout the world.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Parras was a Deputy Chief Counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she led teams of attorneys in immigration, human rights, and national security litigation. She also coordinated high-profile investigations and interfaced with international agencies on cross-border matters. Prior to becoming a Deputy Chief Counsel, Ms. Parras served as an Assistant Chief Counsel in DHS’s Chicago and New York offices.

Sharon Prince
CEO and Founder
Grace Farms Foundation

Sharon Prince is the CEO and Founder of Grace Farms Foundation. She spearheaded Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, an 80-acre blend of architecture and nature promoting peace, arts, and justice. Her pivotal initiative, Design for Freedom, targets forced labor in building materials. Recognizing this issue, Prince rallied sector leaders for solutions. In 2020, she released a detailed report and tools for ethical sourcing. Additionally, she co-founded Grace Farms Foods, underscoring ethical supply chains and the foundation’s philanthropy.

Carter Quinley
International Affairs Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Carter has 15 years’ experience working on forced labor issues. She believes in harnessing the power of partnership, having worked with non-governmental, governmental, and multilateral organizations across the globe to address child and forced labor. Previously, Carter worked to establish and develop Freedom Collaborative, an online platform bringing together organizations and individuals with the aim of eradicating forced labor and human trafficking. She has also served as Strategic Partnerships Director at a non-profit organization providing access to justice for survivors of trafficking and forced labor in Thailand. She was a part-time faculty member at the Elliott School of International Affairs, and serves on the board of The Freedom Story. Carter holds a masters in International Policy from the George Washington University.

Kimberly Randle
Founder and CEO

Kimberly is Founder and CEO of FairSupply and has over 15 years of experience working in law and human rights. She previously served as Senior Director of Corporate and Legal for International Justice Mission Australia. She is an experienced human rights advocate with a focus on modern slavery, is a speaker in the field and has been called upon to provide evidence into Human Trafficking for the NSW and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Alina Reynolds
General Counsel and Justice Initiative Deputy Director
Grace Farms Foundation

Alina serves as the General Counsel and Justice Initiative Deputy Director for Grace Farms Foundation.  She is an accomplished attorney, manager, leader, and public servant with an extensive background in complex investigations, litigation, community outreach, and crime prevention.  Alina served as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for 25 years where she specialized in violent crime cases and was the U.S. Attorney’s Office Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) Coordinator and Point of Contact.

David Ring
Partner-in-Charge, International Trade Compliance Lawyer
Wiggin and Dana

David is Partner-in-Charge of Wiggin and Dana’s Washington, D.C. office, and co-chairs the firm’s International Trade Compliance and White Collar Defense, Investigations and Compliance practice groups.

David has served and currently serves as a State Department (DDTC) appointed Special Compliance Officer (i.e., monitor) for aerospace and defense and high-tech companies located in Washington State and California. As a result of his work as a monitor and his prior in-house and government experience, he is highly regarded for his ability to rebuild corporate compliance programs under urgent circumstances. 

Nora Rizzo
Ethical Materials Director
Grace Farms Foundation

Nora is the first Ethical Materials Director of Grace Farms Foundation, focusing on the Design for Freedom movement. She serves as Ethical Material Advisor on Design for Freedom Pilot Projects and led the development of the Design for Freedom Toolkit. She previously spent over a decade as Director of Sustainability for Fusco Corporation and has dedicated more than 15 years to creating change in the built environment through her sustainability and social equity work. She is on the Board of Directors for mindful MATERIALS and the CT Green Building Council.

Chris Sharples
SHoP Architects 

Chris is a founding principal of SHoP Architects and brings his focus on the public realm to the design of some of the firm’s most demanding projects, including the Uber Headquarters in San Francisco and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Chris co-leads SHoP’s work designing embassies and other diplomatic facilities for the U.S. Department of State. His work emphasizes next-generation environmental and materials systems supporting a revolutionary shift in building delivery that is environmentally driven. He continues to propel this movement forward through his teaching and lecturing to students and professionals about public responsibility and technological inventions in building. 

Peter Swartz
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
Altana AI

Peter is co-founder and chief science officer of Altana AI. He previously served as Head of Data Science at Panjiva. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale, MIT, and the Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne, focusing on engineering, statistical methods, and global trade. Peter has spoken on global trade, supply chains, and machine learning at the World Trade Organization, the World Customs Organization, the US Court of International Trade, and the National Academies of Medicine. 

Dave Wildman
Global Head Facilities, Sustainability Ops, and MEP Infrastructure

Dave Wildman leads the Facilities and Sustainability teams at Bloomberg. His teams support multiple groups worldwide to ensure customer and employee experience, system functionality, resiliency and redundancy across Bloomberg’s data centers and offices. Dave has over 20 years of experience at Bloomberg and is on the board of directors of HEAF (Harlem Educational Activities Fund), an educational nonprofit for the underserved, and is a mentor to Fortune Society fellows – a group that supports the previously justice involved.