Come Join Us For This Special, Free Reception,
Sponsored By The Spinnaker Group!
Created in partnership with the University of Miami School of Engineering, USGBC Florida, USGBC National, and EcoDistricts, the MCAD has created the first in-person, fully certified LEED Green Associates (GA), LEED Neighborhood Development (ND), and EcoDistricts executive training course for professionals with instruction, exam and accreditation on site.
The Program has a keen focus on increasing the numbers of women, people of color, and LGBT talent in sustainability. The Program addressed this issue by eliminating every barrier to getting accredited, creating a groundbreaking program that will build the talent and minority supplier pipeline for more than $15 billion worth of forthcoming infrastructure, construction, real estate, urban planning, resiliency and Smart Cities projects in Miami-Dade County.
Carla Mays -- USGBC Greenbuild Fellow and Founder & CEO of Mays Civic Innovation, a San Francisco-based advising and strategy firm on innovation economy and Smart Cities. Clients include various state agencies in California, public officials in California, Florida, Washington, DC; and impact funds. Carla is also a member of the 2016-17 inaugural class of Singularity University Impact Fellows focused on development of frameworks for “Exponential Equity for Smart Cities”. Carla holds a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University, and is also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business’s Excellence in Business program where she was National Science Foundation Innovation Corporation Fellow.
Dave Capelli -- Founder of Tech Miami, a digital infrastructure and Smart Cities R&D firm focused on policy and business model frameworks for cities in the digital transformation. Dave developed and co-lead sessions at UCLA Planning Department's Transportation Camp on "Digital Equity in Smart Cities ~ Mobile & Public Transit" and "Managing Innovation Disruption for Communities". Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from the University of Miami.
Michael Caballero -- CEO of Earthware Incorporated, a Miami-based start-up that manufactures compostible cutlery from plant-based materials, set to begin distribution of products in the fall. Michael is also a Greenbuild Fellow and the Emerging Professionals Chair of USGBC South Florida Region's Miami Branch, focusing on connecting students and young professionals with LEED training and careers in sustainability and green building. Michael holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami.
Jim Murley -- Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County. Jim is currently working with CROs from the City of Miami and Miami Beach to develop a joint Resilience Strategy as part of The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. Jim and his team are working to identify the major shocks and stresses that could impact life in greater Miami and the beaches, and developing a plan of solutions and implementation strategies to keep Miami thriving for generations to come.
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