Los Angeles Women in Green Breakfast

Please join us for the second event of our quarterly series 

7:00 am – 9:30 am
Los Angeles Athletic Club ~ Centennial Ballroom
431 West 7th Street
Downtown Los Angeles
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$25.00 per person
$325 for Table of 10 (includes table signage and designation of table leader)
$350 Event Sponsorship (includes 2 tickets, logo recognition in future correspondence and at event)
Discounted parking available onsite for $4.50
celebrate | network | mentor | lead | inspire | motivate
7:00 AM Doors Open, Registration & Coffee
7:30 AM Event Begins ~ Welcome
7:45 AM Moderated Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
9:00 AM Table Discussions
9:30 AM Breakfast Ends


Gail_GoldbergGail Goldberg, AICP |  Executive Director
Urban Land Institute Los Angeles

Gail Goldberg, AICP, was named Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles in June of 2011.  Ms. Goldberg brings to the table not only her many years leading the planning departments of two of the world’s most significant cities, but also many years of service to ULI. Among her goals for the organization is to enhance its outreach to the public sector.


Goldberg was Director of Los Angeles City Planning Department from February 2006 through August 2010. She was responsible for organizing and directing the policies and activities of the City’s Planning Department, including the development, maintenance and implementation of all elements of the City’s General Plan as well as a range of other special zoning plans.


Prior to joining the Los Angeles Planning Department, Goldberg worked for 17 years in the

City of San Diego Planning Department, serving as Planning Director from 2000 through 2005.

She oversaw a planning process to update the city’s 20-year-old General Plan. The result – which became an international model for urban revitalization – was a 20-year vision for the San Diego and a long-term strategy for achieving that vision known as the “City of Villages.”


Goldberg is a native Californian and holds a degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California San Diego.   Goldberg currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the USC Center for Sustainable Cities and the USC Price School Masters of Planning Program.  She also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of California District 9 Transportation Center.  Goldberg serves on the Board of Directors for Abode Communities and Abode Community Housing.  She is also on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Friends of Park 101 District.   She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and of the California Planners Roundtable.


Goldberg  has formerly served as an Urban Land Institute Trustee, Chair of the San Diego/Tijuana ULI District Council and on the Statewide Coordinating Committee for the Urban Land Institute’s California Smart Growth Initiative. She is a past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society.

Mary_LeslieMary Leslie | President 

Los Angeles Business Council

Mary Leslie is president of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC), an advocacy and educational organization. For more than 70 years, the LABC has been an influential link between business and government and has had a major impact on public policy through education and advocacy. The LABC’s mission is to promote environmental and economic sustainability in the Los Angeles region.


Ms. Leslie has overseen the growth of the LABC as one of Southern California’s most influential business advocacy organizations, having worked closely with leaders from business, government and the non-profit sectors to enact policies that have significantly increased affordable housing, incentivized sustainable development and encouraged business support for public education.


Most recently, the LABC has been working closely with the City of Los Angeles and researchers at UCLA and USC to develop a large-scale solar energy program for Los Angeles. Launched this year, this groundbreaking new program will incentivize local businesses and residents to install solar panels, whose power would be fed into the energy grid.


Kimberly Lewis | Senior Vice President
Community Advancement, Conferences & Events

US Green Building Council


Kimberly Lewis is Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events with the U.S. Green Building Council. She works to integrate, diversify and globalize the USGBC community, which comprises volunteers, USGBC chapters and Emerging Professionals across the globe. Kimberly also oversees Greenbuild, the word’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. In her nearly 10 years at USGBC, the show has been named to Trade Show Week’s “Fastest 50″ four times and, as a recipient of the IMEX award for responsible meetings, Greenbuild is also recognized as one of the most sustainable conferences worldwide.


In addition to Greenbuild, Kimberly’s Conferences & Events team coordinates more than 100 committee meetings, summits, roundtables and special events every year. Her 15 years in hospitality has made Kimberly a foremost speaker on sustainable meetings and conferences.


A former board member of convention and visitors bureaus in Denver and Atlanta, Kimberly currently serves on the advisory boards of Starwood Hotels, Marriott International Hotels and convention and visitors bureaus in New Orleans. She is a professional member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), where she serves on the CSR Task Force.


Kimberly is committed to healthy communities and passionate about ensuring equitable access to green building for all.


In April 2011, she was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Clean Energy, and she was named the inaugural president of the Green Meetings Industry Council’s Greater Washington Area Chapter later that year. A graduate of Hood College, Kimberly served as Senior Meeting & Events Manager of Incentive and Recognition at WorldCom Inc. prior to joining USGBC in 2003.

Sarah_PottsSarah Potts
Deputy Director of Initiatives & City Support

C40 in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative




Sarah Potts serves as the Deputy Director of Initiatives and City Support at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). In this role, Sarah oversees all partnerships, events, and drives core strategy efforts related to the organization’s delivery of strategic support across all C40 cities.


Previously, Sarah served the organization as the Los Angeles City Director, through the C40 partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI). Operating at the nexus of business, politics, and environmentalism in Los Angeles, Sarah’s work focused on low-carbon transportation, outdoor lighting efficiency, building energy efficiency, and climate adaptation. Most notably, Sarah supported the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Mayor Villaraigosa’s Office to develop and launch a major streetlight retrofit project. Once complete, the project will reduce CO2 emissions by over 40,500 tons and save the city $10 million annually in street light maintenance and energy costs – a nearly 60% savings. In addition, Sarah worked with the City of Los Angeles to design and launch the Los Angeles Commercial Building Performance Partnership, a city run car share program, as well as the Climate Adaptation Framework with the City of Los Angeles. Sarah has also worked in the New York office of the Clinton Foundation where she coordinated the CCI’s External Communications, Marketing and Press.


Sarah holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in International Development from Brown University.