2018 Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event

Our 2018 Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event will explore the concept of sustainable supply chains through the lens of reinvention. Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, Chief Reinvention Officer at WE EXIST Reinvention Agency, will introduce us to the need for “reinvention” to achieve an exceptionally sustainable supply chain. Then sustainability and supply chain professionals from three iconic companies (Patagonia, Owens Corning, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) will share how they are working to embed sustainability into their supply chains. Dr. Zhexembayeva will facilitate a deeper conversation with our panelists and audience participants about how to build reinvention and sustainability into our social, economic and environmental systems. 

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    Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva -  Co-Founder and Chief Reinvention Officer at We Exist Reinvention Agency. See Nadya's bio here.  


     Katie Fornadel - Supply Planning Analyst at Patagonia. See Katie's bio here.  

     Frank O'Brien-Bernini - Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Owens Corning. See Frank's bio here.  

     Sarah Moore - Retail Project Manager and Sustainability Strategist at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.  See Sarah's bio here.  


7:00pm - Welcome remarks by Provost Bruce McPheron and Dr. Jeff Sharp (Director, School of Environment and Natural Resources)

7:10pm - Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva presents "Sustainability through Reinvention" 

7:25pm - Katie Fornadel TED Style talk 

7:40pm - Frank O'Brien-Bernini TED Style talk 

7:55pm - Sarah Moore TED Style talk 

8:10pm - Guided Conversation among attendees and presenters 

8:20pm - Reconvene for Q&A with presenters and attendees 

8:40pm - Program Concludes 


Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University 
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210 
Phone: 614-688-4636

Directions to the Ohio Union.

Parking: There are two parking garages adjacent to the North side of the Union, accessible from High Street and College Road.


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For further information about the EPN, please contact Joe Campbell at campbell.844@osu.edu or 614-634-6363.

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