Staff

Our people are our most valuable asset. SASB’s ability to connect businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability starts with our team of smart, dedicated professionals. We bring diverse experiences and backgrounds, but share a mutual passion for unlocking the full power of financial markets as a force for sustainable, inclusive economic growth.

To jump down to the staff list for a specific team, click on the department names below:

Research
Outreach
Education & Partnerships
Development
Communications
Finance & Operations
Technology


Leadership

Janine Guillot Janine Guillot CEO San Francisco, CA
Janine Guillot is Chief Executive Officer of The SASB Foundation, a nonprofit that connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. Under her leadership, SASB has gained global recognition as the standard-setter for financially material sustainability information. As CEO, Janine’s priorities are to increase use of SASB Standards by companies and investors around the world and work with a broad range of stakeholders to advance progress towards a globally accepted comprehensive corporate reporting system. Janine has a distinguished 30-year career in financial services. Prior to joining SASB, she served as Chief Operating Investment Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she oversaw the investment office business and operations and the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of ESG factors into investment decision-making. She has held senior leadership positions at Barclays Global Investors, Bank of America and Incapture LP. At Barclays Global Investors, she served as Chief Operating Officer for BGI’s European and Global Fixed Income businesses. A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU), Janine began her career as a Technical accountant and auditor with Ernst & Young LLP predecessor firm Ernst & Whinney. True to these roots, Janine seeks to advance a system for sustainability accounting that has the commensurate level of maturity, credibility, and acceptance as financial accounting. In recognition for her leadership at the intersection of sustainability and accounting, Janine was selected as a 2020 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree and named to the 2020 Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business list. Janine serves on the Board of Directors of The SASB Foundation, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and Equilibrium Capital; on the Senior Advisory Board at the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; and on the Advisory Board of Blockchain Coinvestors. She is a former member of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.
Matthew Welch Matthew Welch President & COO San Francisco, CA
Matthew Welch has dedicated his career to leading mission-based organizations through the challenges of achieving growth, scale, and self-sufficiency. His work experience spans government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors, and he has led teams in entering new markets, launching products and programs, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. As President and COO, Mr. Welch works with the CEO to develop the organization’s strategic objectives and then leads the staff in implementing them. He oversees the day-to-day operations that support the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the SASB Foundation and he works closely with the CEO on fundraising and commercial activities. Mr. Welch has broad experience in strategy, operations, and product development, developed through senior roles at Kaplan Test Prep, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Junyo, Teachscape, and The Rotary Foundation. Years of experience with education programs, software and data products, and research studies give Mr. Welch a good background for equipping the market with offerings that support education and use of the SASB standards. Mr. Welch holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MPA in management and public policy from Columbia University. He is a member of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, where he has served on the Finance, Development, and Academic Affairs Committees. He currently chairs the Audit Committee.
Bryan Esterly Bryan Esterly Director of Research - Standards San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research – Standards, Bryan Esterly guides the Research Staff’s development of the 77 SASB industry-specific standards, including collaborating with Standards Board in its reviews and approvals of the standards. His role is centered on supporting the Staff’s research and engagements with industry and investors in order to that drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting for investors. Prior to SASB, Mr. Esterly worked in the financial risk management industry, most recently serving as Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group.
David Parham David Parham Director of Research - Projects San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research – Projects, David Parham is responsible for developing and managing the Research team’s strategic plan, establishing and overseeing research projects and practice areas, and managing internal interfaces between the research team and other departments. His role is centered on supporting the identification, prioritization, and management of Research projects that further the SASB’s mission to establish and maintain disclosure standards that facilitate communication by companies to investors of decision-useful information. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Parham worked as a process engineer in the energy industry, holding roles in research and development, major capital project design, and production operations.
Nicolai Lundy Nicolai Lundy Director of Partnerships & Market Outreach Denver, CO
Nicolai Lundy is the Director of Partnerships & Market Outreach, where he identifies opportunities for professionals in finance, investment analysis, and sustainability to benefit from SASB’s research on material ESG factors across 77 industries. In doing so, he oversees SASB’s membership, conference, and education programs as well as licensing and the SASB Navigator. Before joining SASB in 2013, Mr. Lundy had business development and operations roles in the private sector and higher education. He holds a BA from Emory University.
Brian Gougherty Brian Gougherty Director of Development San Francisco, CA
Brian Gougherty is the Director of Development at SASB, responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to support SASB's growth and expansion. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Gougherty has over 15 years experience connecting individuals, corporations, and foundations with opportunities to support arts, environmental, and education organizations, including Worldreader immediately prior to joining SASB. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan.
Amanda Medress Amanda Medress Director of Global Communications San Francisco, CA
As Global Director of Communications for SASB, Amanda Medress oversees a team that manages public relations, digital communications, publications, branding, and events. Since joining SASB in 2012, Ms. Medress started SASB’s communications function and helped raised national and international awareness of SASB’s mission and brand. Prior to SASB, Ms. Medress worked at Edelman, where she developed corporate social responsibility reports for Humana, VF, and Northern Trust, and advised on the sustainability strategies of Burger King, Wrigley, and Huggies. Ms. Medress graduated from Oberlin College with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Environmental Studies. She is the author and illustrator of an environmental storybook entitled “Quaid McQueen, Trash Machine.”
Jori Hayner Jori Hayner Director of Finance & Operations San Francisco, CA
Jori Hayner is the Director of Finance and Operations, working to optimize use of Foundation resources. In this role, she oversees the budget process and develops and maintains models to forecast sales, expenses, and cash flow. She seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including managing HR and other functions. Ms. Hayner brings over 20 years of consulting, finance, and operations experience in a variety of industries to her role at SASB. She holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and completed graduate studies in Environmental Management at the Australian National University.
Madhu Mathew Madhu Mathew Director of Technology San Francisco, CA
Madhu Mathew is the Director of Technology for SASB. In this role, he leads the technology initiatives that supports SASB’s standards research, stakeholder engagement, and market adoption of SASB standards. Mr. Mathew has over 15 years of experience in Technology. Before joining SASB, he worked as a Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture. Prior to Accenture he led technology initiatives at Caterpillar, Inc. Mr. Mathew holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Research

Bryan Esterly Bryan Esterly Director of Research - Standards San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research – Standards, Bryan Esterly guides the Research Staff’s development of the 77 SASB industry-specific standards, including collaborating with Standards Board in its reviews and approvals of the standards. His role is centered on supporting the Staff’s research and engagements with industry and investors in order to that drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting for investors. Prior to SASB, Mr. Esterly worked in the financial risk management industry, most recently serving as Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group.
David Parham David Parham Director of Research - Projects San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research – Projects, David Parham is responsible for developing and managing the Research team’s strategic plan, establishing and overseeing research projects and practice areas, and managing internal interfaces between the research team and other departments. His role is centered on supporting the identification, prioritization, and management of Research projects that further the SASB’s mission to establish and maintain disclosure standards that facilitate communication by companies to investors of decision-useful information. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Parham worked as a process engineer in the energy industry, holding roles in research and development, major capital project design, and production operations.
Marvin Smith Marvin Smith Director of Stakeholder Outreach San Francisco, CA
In his role as Director of Stakeholder Outreach, Marvin Smith develops relationships and structures engagements with market participants for dialogues with the Research Team and SASB Standards Board regarding feedback on financially-material sustainability topics. This feedback ensures that the standards update process remains market informed. His work includes managing the activities related to the SASB Standards Advisory Group (SAG), a standing committee of volunteer industry experts who provide feedback on the implementation and use of the SASB Standards. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Smith served as a sustainability consultant where he was responsible for facilitating discourses and partnerships regarding sustainability issues between companies and NGOs. He helped companies understand trends and best practices in shareholder advocacy, transparency, and the dissemination of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, including materiality assessment and CSR reporting.
Devon Bonney Devon Bonney Analyst, Sector Lead - Food & Beverage San Francisco, CA
Devon Bonney leads research and standards development for the Food & Beverage sector at SASB. Her role is centered around research and engagements with industry, investors, and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of financially material, sustainability standards. Previously, Ms. Bonney worked in environmental health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Bonney holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University along with a Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise. She also holds a B.A. in Politics from Bates College.
Blanka Fuzvolgyi Blanka Fuzvolgyi Operations Associate San Francisco, CA
As Operations Associate at SASB, Blanka Fuzvolgyi acts as the liaison between the Research Team, the Standards Board and the public. She provides logistical support for these entities, including the organization and documentation of high-profile events such as public board meetings and external speaking engagements. She also supports the various internal needs of the Standards Board and Research Team and the design and implementation of processes to maximize efficiency. Mrs. Fuzvolgyi holds a B.A. in Secondary English Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from the University of South Florida.
Gail Glazerman, CFA Gail Glazerman Analyst, Sector Lead – Resource Transformation and Renewable Resources New York, NY
Ms. Glazerman is a Sector Analyst covering Resource Transformation and Renewable Resources. Previously, she was an equity analyst at Roe Equity Research and Executive Director in UBS’ Investment Research Department, where she frequently collaborated with the ESG research team. Prior to working in equities, she was a municipal bond analyst. Ms. Glazerman has global perspective and extensive industry knowledge. Ms. Glazerman is a CFA, and earned an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in economics from Haverford College. In 2015 she was ranked #1 overall US stock picker by Reuters StarMine. In 2012, the Financial Times included her in their list of the top 10 US stock pickers. Additionally, she has ranked in Institutional Investor’s All America and Global research teams multiple times over the span of her career.
Anton Gorodniuk, CFA Anton Gorodniuk Lead Analyst – Financials San Francisco, CA
Anton Gorodniuk leads standards development for the Financials sector at SASB. His role is centered around research and engagement with corporate entities and investors to inform decision-usefulness and technical robustness of the standards’ content. Mr. Gorodniuk comes from finance and business management background, and has an MBA in Capital Markets from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Management from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in Russia. He is a CFA Charterholder. Prior to joining SASB in 2013, Mr. Gorodniuk conducted equity research on selected financial services companies at Allianz Global Investors in San Francisco as well as quantitative analysis of hedge fund strategies at Crestline Investors, a fund of funds in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ekaterina Hardin Ekaterina Hardin Analyst, Sector Lead – Extractives & Minerals Processing San Francisco, CA
Ekaterina Hardin is an Analyst on the Research Team. Prior to joining SASB in 2019, Ms. Hardin worked for technology and service companies developing new products in the renewables and electric grid security markets as well as managing data modeling and processing projects for oil & gas exploration and production and environmental disasters prevention. Ms. Hardin is an Earth scientist. She received a M.S. in Engineering with focus on Environmental issues, Climate Change and Sustainability from University of CA, Irvine in 2015, where she conducted research on emissions from energy sector. She also holds a B.S. in Geology (2005) and an M.S. in Geophysics (2007) from Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia and is a SASB FSA Credential Holder.
Shivani Kuckreja Shivani Kuckreja Associate Analyst San Francisco, CA
Shivani Kuckreja is an Associate Analyst at SASB. In her role, she assists Analysts in their research and analytics of select sectors. She is currently focused on the sectors of Services & Infrastructure. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Kuckreja spent three years at BlackRock, helping to scale up their exchange-traded funds (iShares) business. She holds Bachelors degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics from Wellesley College, where she serves on the Alumnae Board.
William Meister William Meister Analyst, Sector Lead - Infrastructure San Francisco, CA
Will Meister is an Analyst at SASB working on the Infrastructure sector. He works with companies, investors, and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of market standards for reporting financially-material, cost-effective, and decision-useful sustainability information. Prior to SASB, Mr. Meister worked as an accountant at Google; an ESG analyst at Sustainalytics; a business developer at an AgTech startup; and at Deloitte as a tax consultant. He is a licensed CPA in Arizona and holds an MSc in Sustainable Resource Management from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Sustainable Resource Management Award from the Audi Environmental Foundation for his master's thesis at TUM.
Kelli Okuji Wilson Kelli Okuji Wilson Analyst, Sector Lead - Health Care San Francisco, CA
Kelli Okuji Wilson is an analyst on the Research team covering the healthcare sector. Mrs. Wilson works with companies, investors and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of market standards for reporting financially-material, cost-effective, and decision-useful sustainability information. Prior to SASB, Mrs. Wilson was a lead analyst with Moody’s Investors Service on the Local Governments West team, covering ten different states and a variety of municipal entities, including hospital districts, public utilities, cities, and school districts. At Moody’s, Mrs. Wilson served as a member of the ESG Americas Taskforce and the US PFG ESG Taskforce, where she helped author Moody’s fundamental research piece on how ESG factors are integrated into Moody’s general obligation methodology. Mrs. Wilson also was a member of the Non-for-Profit Healthcare team, where she monitored speculative-grade and near-speculative grade credits for multi-million and multi-billion dollar healthcare system issuers. Mrs. Wilson received her MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University’s SIPA. She received her BA from Harvard University with a concentration in sociology.
Taylor Reed Taylor Reed Analyst, Sector Lead – Consumer Goods San Francisco, CA
Taylor Reed leads research and standards development for the Consumer Goods Sector at SASB. Her role is centered around research and engagements with companies and investors to drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting to investors. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Reed conducted equity research to identify sustainability-driven business opportunities and risks at an investment firm to inform its global equity strategy. Ms. Reed holds BAs in International Studies and French from the University of Idaho, and an MBA from Boise State University, where she was awarded the UN Global Compact’s 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Reporting for producing the University’s inaugural sustainability report.
Greg Waters Greg Waters Analyst, Sector Lead - Technology & Communications San Francisco, CA
Greg Waters is an analyst at SASB focused on the Technology & Communications sector. In this role, he works with companies, investors, and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of a market standard for reporting financially material sustainability information. Prior to SASB, Mr. Waters spent 7 years on the research team at proxy advisor Glass Lewis, where he led a team analyzing the corporate governance of North American companies. He holds an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern and a BA in Economics from Bates College.
Lynn Xia Lynn Xia Associate Director San Francisco, CA
As an Associate Director of Research, Lynn Xia supervises technical staff on the research team and provides oversight on technical staff’s execution of standard-setting activities, sector coverage, and organizational projects. Ms. Xia contributes to research team strategy and process development as a member of the research team leadership. Previous to this role at SASB, Ms. Xia led research and standards development for the SASB Food & Beverage sector. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Xia served as an economic consultant to leading law firms where she prepared damages analyses and expert witness reports for commercial litigation. Ms. Xia holds an MBA and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Southern California.

Outreach

Sonal Dalal Sonal Dalal Director of Civil Society & NGO Outreach San Francisco, CA
Sonal Pandya Dalal brings over two decades of experience in building public-private partnerships among leading NGOs, corporations, and thought leaders. Ms. Dalal joined SASB after having served in leadership positions at Facebook and Conservation International. At Facebook, Ms. Dalal vetted and managed engagement opportunities with NGOs and industry associations in support of the company’s sustainability goals. She also oversaw Facebook’s efforts to launch the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), alongside leading NGOs and corporations. The initiative earned the C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership in 2017. At Conservation International, she oversaw the Business and Sustainability Council, a forum for corporate leaders taking positive environmental actions in their businesses. Ms. Dalal holds a B.A. in Biology from Drew University and a M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainability Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the School for Field Studies.
Katie Schmitz Eulitt Katie Schmitz Eulitt Director of Investor Outreach San Juan Capistrano, CA

Katie Schmitz Eulitt joined SASB at its inception and now serves on SASB’s Capital Markets Policy and Outreach team, cultivating awareness of SASB standards and tools among investors. She co-manages SASB’s Investor Advisory Group and also curates and edits ESG Integration Insights, an ongoing series of case studies examining the use of SASB tools by investors across asset classes, markets, and investment strategies.

Ms. Schmitz Eulitt’s career encompasses over 25 years of international sustainability experience across a broad range of industries, including; finance; oil & gas; renewable energy; water purification in developing markets, and; forestry and watershed management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from l’Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, and an executive certificate in sustainability from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Ms. Schmitz Eulitt serves as a judge of the UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas at Berkeley annual competition.

Neil Stewart Neil Stewart Director of Corporate Outreach New York, NY
Neil Stewart joined SASB in 2020 as its New York-based Director of Corporate Outreach, bringing more than 25 years of experience in and around investor relations and corporate governance. Previously he was at Citigroup as VP IR Advisory on the ADR team, helping non-US issuers develop IR and ESG strategies. Formerly Editorial & Research Director of both IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary magazine, Mr. Stewart is well known for having led a global lineup of conferences and awards events. A board member of NIRI NY, the New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute, he has lived in Montreal, London and New York.
Peter Kim Peter Kim Investor Outreach Assistant San Francisco, CA
Peter Kim is the Investor Outreach Assistant. In this role, he manages the outreach team calendar, assists with travel planning and scheduling, and develops and maintains SASB’s presentation materials for investors. He also provides administrative support for SASB’s Investor Advisory Group and its working groups, as well coordinates with the communications team on participation in industry conferences and events. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Kim worked in operations, outreach, and program management roles in numerous nonprofit organizations in the San Fransisco Bay Area. He holds a BA in psychology from Pomona College.
Arturo Rodriguez Arturo Rodriguez Special Projects Manager Mexico City, MX
Arturo Rodriguez is Special Project Manager at SASB. In this role, he leads different projects primarily focused on analyzing sustainability corporate disclosure practices, ESG data availability in the marketplace, and how market intelligence can inform strategic decision making at SASB. His work on these topics has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Based in Mexico City, he also serves as a regional ambassador for SASB in Latin America. Mr. Rodriguez has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of sustainable development; prior to joining SASB in 2012, he worked as a business consultant for Deloitte and in the energy industry. Mr. Rodriguez holds a Master’s in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a SASB FSA Credential Holder.

Education & Partnerships

Nicolai Lundy Nicolai Lundy Director of Partnerships & Market Outreach Denver, CO
Nicolai Lundy is the Director of Partnerships & Market Outreach, where he identifies opportunities for professionals in finance, investment analysis, and sustainability to benefit from SASB’s research on material ESG factors across 77 industries. In doing so, he oversees SASB’s membership, conference, and education programs as well as licensing and the SASB Navigator. Before joining SASB in 2013, Mr. Lundy had business development and operations roles in the private sector and higher education. He holds a BA from Emory University.
Rebecca Bar Rebecca Bar Membership & Engagement Manager Bend, OR
Rebecca Bar is the Membership and Engagement Manager at SASB. In this role, she leads the SASB Alliance, SASB's membership program, to explore best practices in ESG integration, corporate reporting, and building a community to bring the SASB standards to the capital markets. Prior to joining SASB, Rebecca worked at Ceres, focusing on institutional investor action via the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability and at the Environmental Business Council of New England. She holds a BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University and is both a CFA Claritas Certificate and Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential holder.
Jeff Cohen, CAIA Jeff Cohen Director of Capital Markets Integration New York, NY
Jeff Cohen is the Director of Capital Markets at SASB. In his role, Mr. Cohen educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners, facilitating dialogue on financially material, industry-specific ESG topics and metrics for implementation into investment decisions across asset classes. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Cohen was Head of Business Development at Sonen Capital, an ESG & Impact dedicated OCIO and fund manager. Prior to Sonen, he was a Director of Investment Opportunities at Venovate where he led due diligence on alternative investment strategies ranging from timber, real estate, hedge funds, and secondary strategies. Mr. Cohen has spent his career working with sophisticated investors at organizations such as Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Gerson Lehrman Group. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cohen is a CAIA Charterholder and FSA Credential Holder.
Shira Goldmann Shira Goldmann Membership & Engagement Associate San Francisco, CA
Shira Goldmann is the Membership & Engagement Associate at SASB. In this role, she supports membership engagement strategy and SASB Alliance events, and manages the member database and analytics. Previously, she led community and government engagement for the 23rd International AIDS Conference. Ms. Goldmann holds a BA in Science, Technology, and Society from Vassar College.
Maren Meyers Maren Meyers Educational Content Manager Denver, CO
As the Sustainable Finance Content and Curriculum Specialist, Maren Meyers leads the updating and maintenance of the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) curriculum, as well as the development of other educational content for SASB audiences. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Meyers worked in sustainability consulting and standards development for five years, where she served and educated a range of REIT, corporate, and foundation clients. She holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA with a specialization in Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise from Colorado State University.
Victoria Reyes Victoria Reyes Institutional Outreach Associate San Francisco, CA
As SASB’s Institutional Outreach Associate, Victoria Reyes supports and collaborates with institutions to provide education on financially relevant ESG metrics. Before joining SASB, she was a member of an investment team at Raymond James and Associates that specializes in ESG portfolios. Ms. Reyes holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University.
Ryan Suen Ryan Suen Education & Partnerships Associate San Francisco, CA
As the Product Associate for SASB, Ryan Suen leads the FSA Credential, Navigator, and indivudal Alliance Membership programs. Prior to joining SASB, he worked in as a Project Manager for middle office financial services, providing derivative valuation services for institutional clients. Mr. Suen holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

Development

Brian Gougherty Brian Gougherty Director of Development San Francisco, CA
Brian Gougherty is the Director of Development at SASB, responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to support SASB's growth and expansion. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Gougherty has over 15 years experience connecting individuals, corporations, and foundations with opportunities to support arts, environmental, and education organizations, including Worldreader immediately prior to joining SASB. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan.
Blaine Pedlow Blaine Pedlow Major Gifts Officer San Francisco, CA

Blaine Pedlow works to create partnerships with individual donors looking to support the mission and vision of SASB. He is drawn to working with SASB through his background in environmental science and a belief in the potential of transparent markets to help drive greater sustainability.

Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Pedlow has worked in university development at Stanford University and, most recently, University of California, Berkeley, his alma mater. He is an avid sailor and competes internationally in a variety of classes.

Carrie Phillips Carrie Phillips Development Operations Manager New York, NY
As Development Associate, Carrie Phillips supports SASB’s engagement with philanthropic funders. In this role, she works with staff to track and articulate SASB’s progress and impact. She also conducts prospect research, writes grant proposals and reports, and creates funder engagement materials. Before joining SASB, Ms. Phillips received a MS in Management Studies from the Kellogg School of Management. She also holds a BA from Northwestern University where she studied Psychology and Environmental Policy & Culture.

Communications

Amanda Medress Amanda Medress Director of Global Communications San Francisco, CA
As Global Director of Communications for SASB, Amanda Medress oversees a team that manages public relations, digital communications, publications, branding, and events. Since joining SASB in 2012, Ms. Medress started SASB’s communications function and helped raised national and international awareness of SASB’s mission and brand. Prior to SASB, Ms. Medress worked at Edelman, where she developed corporate social responsibility reports for Humana, VF, and Northern Trust, and advised on the sustainability strategies of Burger King, Wrigley, and Huggies. Ms. Medress graduated from Oberlin College with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Environmental Studies. She is the author and illustrator of an environmental storybook entitled “Quaid McQueen, Trash Machine.”
Peter Corcoran Peter Corcoran Graphic Designer San Francisco, CA
As Graphic Designer for SASB, Peter Corcoran leads all efforts in the organization’s visual and brand communication. His role is focused on the creation of publications, presentations, environmental graphics, and interactive digital assets that reflect the values of the organization. Mr. Corcoran has more than 10 years of design experience focused on nonprofit and mission-based communication. He holds a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in New York.
Alex Davidson Alex Davidson Channel Manager San Francisco, CA
Alex Davidson is the Manager of Marketing & Community Insights at SASB, where he runs integrated campaigns, utilizes analytics platforms and surfaces insights that affect strategic decisions. Mr. Davidson’s focus is furthering SASB’s mission by promoting educational tools that help audiences see the breadth and depth of the standards. Mr. Davidson has more than 15 years of experience in communications. Before SASB, he was a marketing and communications consultant for venture capital firms and nonprofits, as well as a writer/editor for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Davidson started his career as journalist writing for The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.
Rommie Johnson Rommie Johnson Editorial Director for Policy and Research Denver, CO
Rommie Johnson is the Editorial Director for Policy and Research for the SASB Foundation. In this role, he leads the organization’s communications related to public policy strategy and research thought leadership, developing and implementing strategic approaches for using content to reach policymakers, regulators, standard setters, and key professional audiences and advocate for the interests of investors and other providers of financial capital. Mr. Johnson has more than 25 years of strategic communications experience with a background in print and digital journalism, entrepreneurial ventures, sustainability, consulting, and nonprofits. Mr. Johnson holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Florida and is an FSA Credential Holder.

Finance & Operations

Jori Hayner Jori Hayner Director of Finance & Operations San Francisco, CA
Jori Hayner is the Director of Finance and Operations, working to optimize use of Foundation resources. In this role, she oversees the budget process and develops and maintains models to forecast sales, expenses, and cash flow. She seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including managing HR and other functions. Ms. Hayner brings over 20 years of consulting, finance, and operations experience in a variety of industries to her role at SASB. She holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and completed graduate studies in Environmental Management at the Australian National University.
Samantha Barnes Samantha Barnes HR & Revenue Manager San Francisco, CA
Samantha Barnes is the HR & Revenue Manager. In this role, she supports the receipt and recognition of revenue and assists with priority human resources functions. Prior to joining SASB, she held development roles at sustainability-focused nonprofits. Ms. Barnes graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Environmental and Earth Sciences.
Grace Hartline Grace Hartline Executive Assistant to the CEO San Francisco, CA
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Whitney Pollack Whitney Pollack Chief of Staff to the CEO and Assistant Secretary of the SASB Foundation Board San Francisco, CA
Whitney Pollack is Chief of Staff to the CEO and Assistant Secretary to The SASB Foundation Board. As Chief of Staff, Ms. Pollack acts as a thought partner to the CEO and frees up their time to focus on areas where they can have the greatest impact. Ms. Pollack works with SASB’s Board of Directors, preparing agendas, attending meetings, and drafting minutes. Before joining SASB in 2017, Ms. Pollack worked in non-profit finance, operations, and event management. She holds a BA from the University of Oregon and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.

Technology

Madhu Mathew Madhu Mathew Director of Technology San Francisco, CA
Madhu Mathew is the Director of Technology for SASB. In this role, he leads the technology initiatives that supports SASB’s standards research, stakeholder engagement, and market adoption of SASB standards. Mr. Mathew has over 15 years of experience in Technology. Before joining SASB, he worked as a Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture. Prior to Accenture he led technology initiatives at Caterpillar, Inc. Mr. Mathew holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Michael Hamby Michael Hamby Technical Project Manager San Francisco, CA
Michael Hamby is the Technical Product Manager at SASB. In this role, he is responsible for SASB's machine learning and data visualization products. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Hamby has held a range of positions as a financial analyst, a technology professsional, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Hamby holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Romeo Guerrero Romeo Guerrero Business Analyst San Francisco, CA
Romeo Guerrero is the Business Analyst at SASB. In this role, he works closely with internal stakeholders to configure and enhance SASB’s CRM platform to meet the expanding needs of the growing organization. Mr. Guerrero graduated from the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, where he studied Data Analytics and Financial Management. Before joining SASB, he worked for Tesla and assisted in their journey to help promote the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Ellen Monroe Ellen Monroe Project Manager San Francisco, CA
Ellen Monroe supports the research, technology, and communications teams as a Project Associate. She manages the website and data library, and coordinates interdepartmental projects. With a strong creative background and lifelong focus on social justice and sustainability, Ms. Monroe brings experience in technology, education, writing, and research. Ellen Monroe graduated from Smith College, where she was a leader of a campaign which sparked the creation of a $1 million sustainable investment fund and solidified the college’s impact investing practices. Ms. Monroe is a SASB FSA Credential Holder.
Khoi Vo Khoi Vo Technology Operations Manager San Francisco, CA
Khoi Vo is SASB’s Technology Operations Manager. He has been in the IT industry since 1998 and he has a wide range of technology experience. Customer service related applications and infrastructure have been his most recent focus. Mr. Vo believes in a systematic approach to understanding relevant technologies. He then deploys them to enhance user experiences and to achieve institutional goals. Previously he held positions as an IT Director, network engineer, systems administrator, technical writer, technical trainer and technical engineer. All of this experience enables Mr. Vo to understand organizational needs at a very core level, and envision technology workflow accordingly.