Delivering on Climate Action

The 2022 LABC Sustainability Summit

Thursday, September 8, 2022

A high-level convening of leaders in one of the most environmentally forward-thinking cities of the world.

This year’s Summit will address our clean energy future, revitalizing our buildings with carbon free power, water resources and drought, achieving a new all-electric transportation sector, and much more.

Watch the FULL Summit:

Day-of Agenda

7:00 a.m.

Doors Open

8:00 a.m.

USC Welcome Dr. Mahta Moghaddam, Co-Chair, USC – Presidential Working Group on Sustainability

8:05 a.m.

LABC Welcome David Nahai, Chair, LABC/ President, David Nahai Companies

8:10 a.m.

Federal Frame Mike Garland, CEO, Pattern Energy

8:25 a.m.

Regional Momentum Toward a Clean Energy Future

Sammy Roth, Energy Reporter, LA Times

Martin L. Adams, General Manager & Chief Engineer, LADWP
Hunter Armistead, Chief Development Officer, Pattern Energy
Tom Buttgenbach, Founder & CEO, 8Minute Solar Energy
Natasha Keefer, Vice President, Power Supply, Clean Power Alliance
Stacey Crawley, Vice President, External Affairs, California ISO
Alice Busching Reynolds, President, California Public Utilities Commission

9:55 a.m.

Introduction Mary Leslie, President, LABC & Bob Graziano, Vice Chairman, Private Bank, JPMorgan

10:00 a.m.

Creating the Cleantech Workforce of the Future

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Director, USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute, USC

Dr. Gene Block, Chancellor, UCLA
Dr. Carol Folt, President, University of Southern California
Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

10:40 a.m.

Introduction Jonathan Port, President, Catalyze – PermaCity Division

10:45 a.m.

California Keynote Rob Bonta, Attorney General, State of California

10:55 a.m.

Introduction John Duong, CEO, GreenQuest Energy Development

11:00 a.m.

Business Keynote Dan Hedigan, Chief Executive Officer, FivePoint Holdings, LLC

11:05 a.m.

Revitalizing Our Buildings with Carbon-Free Power

Brad Cox, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company & Chair, LABC Institute

Jason Barrett, Senior Vice President, Sales, GAF Energy
Mick Dalrymple, Chief Sustainability Officer, USC
Siva Gunda, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
Carmen Henrikson, Vice President Advanced Energy Strategy & Regulatory, TRC Companies
Tanya Peacock, Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy, Bloom Energy
Katie M. Sloan, Vice President, Customer Programs and Services, Southern California Edison

12:35 p.m.

Edible Education

Alan Arkatov, USC Rossier Professor, Innovation Chair, and Center EDGE Founding Director

Featured Speaker:
Alice Waters, Founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project

12:55 p.m.

Spotlight Walmart, Regenerative Approach

1:00 p.m.


1:25 p.m.

Introduction Cliff Graham, Senior Vice President U.S. Development, EDF Renewables

1:30 p.m.

Keynote Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

1:35 p.m.

Outlook and Opportunities on Water Resources and Drought

David Nahai, LABC, Chair/ President, David Nahai Companies

Liz Crosson, Chief Sustainability, Resiliency & Innovation Officer, Metropolitan Water District of So. Cal.
Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Joseph Nye, Water Business Group Area Manager, HDR Inc.
Senator Fran Pavley, Environmental Policy Director, USC Schwarzenegger Inst.
Barbara Romero, Director and General Manager, Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment

2:50 p.m.

Achieving a New All Electric Transportation Sector

Matt Petersen, President & CEO, LA Cleantech Incubator

Samantha Bricker, Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer, LAWA
Paul Jennings, Principal, PCS Energy
Paul Krekorian, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council
Liane Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board
Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles

4:00 p.m.

Summit Close

Featured Speakers

Learn from California thought leaders working to address demands and opportunities of a clean energy future

Martin Adams

Alan Arkatov

Hunter Armistead

Jason Barrett

Gene Block

Rob Bonta

Samantha Bricker

Alice Busching Reynolds

Tom Buttgenbach

Brad Cox

Liz Crosson

Wade Crowfoot

Mick Dalrymple

Carol Folt

Eric Garcetti

Siva Gunda

Dan Hedigan

Carmen Henrikson

Paul Jennings

Natasha Keefer

Paul Krekorian

Mary Leslie

Elliot Mainzer

Mahta Moghaddam

David Nahai

Joseph Nye

Manuel Pastor

Fran Pavley

Tanya Peacock

Matt Petersen

Liane Randolph

Barbara Romero

Sammy Roth

Gene Seroka

Katie M. Sloan

Alice Waters

Heather Zichal

2022 Sustainability Summit Sponsors

The 2022 LABC Sustainability Summit wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Sustainability Summit sponsors.




To become a sponsor, please contact Rachel Levy at

We also thank our 2022 Cooperating Organizations

Abundant Housing
American Planning Association-LA
Advanced Energy Economy
Association of Environmental Professionals, LA Chapter
Better World Group
Black Business Association
California Coalition for Rural Housing
California Community Economic Development Association
California Electric Transportation Coalition
California Strategic Growth Council
Central City Association of LA
Coalition for Clean Air 
Clean Coalition
Climate Resolve

Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Faith And Community Empowerment (FACE)
Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
Greenlining Institute
Grid Alternatives
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality
LA Better Buildings Challenge
LA Neighborhood Land Trust
LA Works
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Los Angeles Housing Department
Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

Pace Nation Pacoima Beautiful People for Mobility Justice Housing Action Coalition Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Sierra Club Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing The Climate Center UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation Urban Land Institute USC Equity Research Institute USGBC Verdani Partners YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

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