2012 Event Team

Elizabeth Watterworth, B.Comm., EPt – Event Manager

Elizabeth is a Senior Manager with ECO Canada. In this role she is focused on building the community of certified Environmental Professionals in Canada through events, publications, mentorship program, and increasing the profile of the profession.

Elizabeth is a student at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in the Masters of Business Administration program. She is specializing in Global Energy Management and Sustainability with a focus in accounting and environmental reporting. She is on the Board of the Calgary Chapter of Connecting Environmental Professionals.

Allyson Clark, B.Comm – Logistics Director 

Allyson was a reporter at the GLOBE conference in 2010 for SRI Monitor and looks forward to this years GLOBE event. She has helped liveblog events for CURI (Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing) as well as CBERN (Canadian Business Ethics Research Network) and over the past two years, has organized networking events for her Faculty as well as a recent CEP event: Connecting People with Food.

Allyson is a new CEP board member, Vancouver chapter. She is completing her Master’s at the University of British Columbia with a focus on small businesses and sustainability. She is passionate about social change and hopes to one day, be able to consult with small businesses on how to be more sustainable. She is thrilled to be helping with the emerging leaders conference this year.

Elliot Weinstein, B. A., MBA – Participant Coordinator 

Elliot is currently a Project Coordinator with Golder Associates’ office in Calgary, working in the IT department. Working on some of the major infrastructure upgrades going on, Elliot is enjoying learning about and being involved in IT, and travelling around to all of Golders’ different offices to help make this happen.

Before joining Golder Elliot completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business, focusing on Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development (GEMS). During his 2nd year of the MBA program, Elliot was part of the planning committee for the annual Haskayne MBA 24 Hour Case Competition in the role of Co-Chair: Schools and Venues.

Elliot is looking forward to bringing his education and planning experience to Leading Change 2012 as the Delegate Coordinator and looks forward to meeting the many participating students and professionals in March.

In his spare time, Elliot snowboards and plays ultimate Frisbee. Not at the same time.

Vicki Latter, B. Env St, EPt, NCSO  Speaker Management Director 

Vicki is currently an environmental specialist with Abandonrite focusing on land reclamation and remediation. She recently completed her Environmental Studies Degree at the University of Manitoba where she was an active member of many environmental organizations. Through her university years Vicki participated in many conferences and events taking her to places different places including Japan, Malawi and Churchill. She developed an interest in connecting emerging environmental professionals to the industry while increasing her knowledge and experiences in the environmental sector.

Vicki is currently a member of the Environmental Professionals in Alberta, ECO Canada’s local chapter. In her spare time she loves traveling to new places and meeting new people.

Jessica Ward, B.Design  Marketing Director – 

Jessica is currently a Design and Web Communications Specialist with Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. She supports the implementation of Daily Bread’s communication and marketing strategy, primarily in the areas of graphic design, web management and media relations. She has experience working with many environmental businesses and not-for-profit organizations including Evergreen, Alternatives Journal, thegreenpages.ca and Grassroots Environmental Products.

She has a passion for environmental issues and has always had a personal goal to be involved with and affect social change.

Kaitlin Szacki, BA (Hons.), MA Candidate  Funding Competition Director 

Kaitlin is currently a Special CSR Research Project Analyst with Delphi Group where she is developing a pilot climate change outreach campaign.  The science, politics and economics of global climate change have played an integral role in her academic life, as she has focused her research efforts towards analyzing the role of government, scientists, and the media in improving the public’s understanding of climate change science.  In her professional life, Kaitlin has worked closely with the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) while working with the Office of Greening Government Operations as the project lead on the FSDS Benchmarking Project.

She is completing her Master’s at Carleton University in Public Policy and Administration in the Innovation, Science, and Environment stream, focusing on sustainable development, climate change, and energy policy.  Kaitlin’s specialization in public policy coupled with her fervor for the environment has made research into strategies, policies and standards in the sustainability realm a close passion for her.  She is looking forward to facilitating ongoing dialogue and engagement on sustainability matters as part of the Leading Change 2012 team.

Rupinder Assi, Associate Logistics Director 

Rupinder began his sustainability journey in 2006 when he had the opportunity to study in Costa Rica as part of York University’s Las Nubes Program; learning about tropical conservation, eco-tourism and local fair trade coffee production practices within rural communities in San Jose. After returning to Toronto, Rupinder continued to act on his learning experience by actively engaging in university and community related sustainability initiatives including being selected for the World Green Building Council education and training program held in Toronto. Rupinder recently completed Canada’s first-ever Sustainable Health Care Training Workshop hosted by the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. Rupinder holds an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University.  As a previous delegate of the Emerging Leaders Forum in 2010, Rupinder looks forward to putting all he has to offer behind this year’s event for incoming delegates.