First Meeting of Regional Advisory Board
The first meeting of the new USC Center for Sustainability Solutions’ Regional Advisory Board was held on March 31, 2021 by zoom. Participants explored ways to advance USC’s sustainability goals and to create collaborations between USC and regional sustainability organizations.
The Board, made up of a diverse group of leaders and innovators in sustainability solutions, advises the Center on strategic directions and collaborations with regional partners.
The meeting included an overview from Center co-directors Mahta Moghaddam and Detlof von Winterfeldt of current focus areas and research initiatives while Daniel Mazmanian, Chair of USC President Carol Folt’s Working Group on Sustainability provided insight into USC’s many sustainability programs.
Among the many topics discussed was the Center’s goal to support USC’s objective to become a preeminent partner for regional and international sustainability institutions from government, business, and NGOs to foster implemention of sustainability solutions. The Board also considered how to best to include equity and justice in sustainability research.
REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Business Consultant, Publisher
President & CEO, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Senior Engineering Manager at Toyota North America
Senior Partner at Blue Dots Partners
Lauren Faber O’Conner
Chief Sustainability Officer at Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
GM, Energy and Environmental Services at Los Angeles County ISD
Chief Executive Officer, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
Program Manager at South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z)
Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power