Phil’s Bio

Career Road to Get Here:

o Eight years, 2000 to 2008, as Nike’s Director of Footwear Sustainability leading technical efforts to reduce the environmental impact of footwear products and the vendor supply chain.
o Established and managed, from 1996 to 2000, Nike’s Asia environmental programs and the efforts to green Nike’s Asian footwear supply chain.

o Part of the Nike senior management team that built the “best corporate environmental program in the United States” according to Business Ethics Magazine in 2006.

o Part of the Nike product team that earned the prestigious Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from Industrial Design Society of America  (IDSA) for the “Nike Considered Boot.”

o Chosen by Al Gore’s “Climate Project” to be one of the 1,000 people globally who were personally trained by Al Gore to deliver his climate change presentation.

o Prior to Nike, worked as an independent consultant teaching environmental sustainability in India, Thailand and China under contract to US EPA.

o Worked for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for five years in early 1990’s teaching “resource efficient manufacturing” and “toxics substance reduction” to businesses.

o Prior to DEQ, spent nine years developing and implementing environmental programs for a series of corporate employers in Northern and Southern California.

o Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science, with emphasis in Economics and Anthropology, from Portland State University, Oregon.

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