Ms. Moncrief received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999 and her B.A. from Emory University in 1995. After graduating from law school, she worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation to provide legal assistance and support to communities affected by hazardous waste sites and advocate before the state legislature on related issues, including groundwater protection and environmental justice. Ms. Moncrief then joined the Florida office of Earthjustice, where she represented individual and non-profit organizations in litigation to protect wetlands, endangered species, and other environmental resources. She joined the Enforcement section of DEP’s Office of General Counsel in August 2004, becoming Deputy General Counsel in 2007.
At DEP, she represented the Department in litigation concerning a variety of environmental programs and managed a team of more than 15 attorneys handing DEP’s enforcement actions throughout the state. Seeing the need for citizens to become more involved in policymaking on environmental issues in Florida, in 2011 she became the Executive Director of Environment Florida, a grassroots environmental advocacy organization working on both state and federal environmental policy.
She became Field Director and then Deputy Campaign Manager of Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, which lead the environmental community’s campaign to pass the Water and Land Conservation Amendment that won 75% of the vote in the November 2014 election. Ms. Moncrief is now Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters, which emerged as the successor organization to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy and aims to become the state’s leading non-partisan political voice for protecting Florida’s environment by electing, educating, and holding Florida’s elected officials accountable for their conservation policies
Founder and CEO of Destiny Training Systems
Scott deMoulin is the Founder and CEO of Destiny Training Systems, a conscious business growth consulting and training company.
Scott has facilitated training for thousands of Entrepreneurs and small business owners and has consulted for over 480 large companies over the past 30+ years.
With a focus on developing the Human Capital within businesses combined with following a strategic, conscious, and sustainable business model, Scott, and his company, has helped his clients to achieve significant, measurable and lasting growth results. He is a member of the Global Stewardship Council for the Pachamama Alliance and has ventured deep into the Amazon Rain Forest in Ecuador to gain a better understanding of the importance and value that this part of the world plays in our entire planets future. Scott is a committed steward for creating more awareness and understanding of how we can make more conscious decisions and take more sustainable actions in responsibly growing our people, planet and profits. For more information go to www.DestinyTraining.com
Beverly Rider is a rare blend of Fortune 50 executive, entrepreneur and attorney, who has been able to utilize these varied experiences to increase awareness in the field of sustainability. She is an experienced leader with a focus on the national distribution of cost effective sustainable technologies and non-profit programs.
Among her previous positions, Beverly served as National Director at Qwest, a Denver-based NYSE and Fortune 50 company; Director of Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization, and Associate at two law firms. Currently, Beverly is CEO at C-Level Consulting with offices in Florida, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, California, Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
Beverly is a strong advocate for education, community involvement and grass root initiatives. She currently sits on the Board of IDEAs for Us and the Advisory Boards for Keiser University. She attended the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Marketing from Western Washington University, and a Juris Doctor (JD) cum laude from Seattle University.
William C. Weinaug, Jr.PE, LEED® AP
Vice President, EXP, and President, Wekiva Island
In the 25 years since Bill received his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University he has been ensuring great client (and guest) experiences through his efforts in providing mechanical and sustainable designs on entertainment and hospitality facilities. Today, he is EXP’s Hospitality business manager. He manages the “front-end loading” process for the firm’s large hospitality projects, including projects for Hilton, Viceroy, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Ritz, Starwood, and Waldorf.
As EXP does, Bill embraces green building practices. His passion to lead an earth-friendly lifestyle has led him to utilize many cutting edge sustainable concepts in his personal life. Many of these same strategies are also implemented in X-nth’s “Green” projects.
For the past six years, Bill has been an AIA Continuing Education provider by presenting “Sustainable Design” to dozens architectural firms in the United States. Bill has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences including: keynote speaker at the USGBC Caribbean Chapter 1st Symposium of Sustainable Design, The Lodging Conference, The Global Gaming Expo, Casino Design Conference, and The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. In addition to his speaking engagements, Bill has authored multiple articles for industry publications including, his most recent, “Energy Efficient Concepts Categorized by Priority” published in Oct 2007 Hospitality Construction Magazine.
Bill recently purchased the Wekiva Marina which he now calls the Wekiva Island (www.wekivaisland.com). Bill explains, “The Island will be a place guest will run into sustainability around every corner.” Bill and his wife, Mary, are turning the property into something the community will be proud of., a place one will be able to come and learn about how they can easily incorporate sustainability into their everyday life.
Chris has been called a emerging social “eco-preneur”, community organizer, and sustainability professional with a passion for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. He’s currently the senior adviser for Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando developing policies and programs to support the sustainability and energy related goals of the Green Works Orlando municipal and community action plans.
In 2008, Chris co-founded IDEAS For Us, an international 501c3 nonprofit and UN-accredited NGO, building a global community working to advance environmental solutions and is currently serving as their Vice President. He’s been awarded a Delegate for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Clinton Global Initiative, selected as a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum, and is the co-founder and chairman of Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (FGCC), the first state-wide business chamber aimed at creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable business practices. In addition, has been recognized for his effort as a emerging environmental leader; including the prestigious IAMECO Warrior designation, formal recognition from President Bill Clinton, and ‘Champions of Change’ honorable mention from the White House & Obama Administration.
Founder and President of Executive Education for the Environment Trudy Heller is a master sustainable business educator and speaker and a global citizen. For two decades she has trained and motivated both business and environmental professionals to discover opportunities in the 21st century green economy. She delights in opening the eyes of participants to the many opportunities for business to prosper by providing green solutions.
Heller works locally and globally. She has led Executive Education Programs on the Business of Sustainability for power company executives in India, for IT Directors in Mexico City, and for clean tech entrepreneurs in Finland. She conducted workshops for Environment staffs at Masco Corporation, Baker Petrolite, and the Corporate Affiliates Program of the AHC Group. She taught on the adjunct graduate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University for a decade.
She published a chapter on best practices in corporate education for sustainable business in Teaching Business Sustainability, and a paper on Educating Environmental Professionals about Sustainable Business. She has been a speaker on these topics in India, Thailand, Ireland, Canada, South Korea, Russia and the U.S.
Writings on prospering from sustainable business have appeared in Ulster Business Journal (Northern Ireland), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability (Berkshire Publishing), Research in Corporate Sustainability (Edward Elgar), E-Commerce Times, Western Mail (Wales, UK), Environmental Protection, and Foreign Policy.
Before founding Executive Education for the Environment Heller was a business school faculty member, primarily at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has a Ph.D. in Management from the Wharton School, and published research on product and technology innovation in Organization Science, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Outside of work she enjoys visiting favorite hiking trails and family in the Colorado Rockies, walking her dog, sunshine, gardening, and hanging out in coffee shops.