6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Light Reception
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Lecture
Lisa Jackson started her public career as a chemical engineer working
in government. Twenty years later, Ms. Jackson was President Obama’s
choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There, she
oversaw the work of over 17,000 people across the country, including
headquarters offices in Washington, D.C., 10 regional offices, and more
than a dozen labs. As Administrator, she focused on a core of issues,
from reducing greenhouse gases, to protecting air and water quality,
preventing exposure to toxic contamination and expanding outreach to
communities on environmental issues.
In 2013 she left public service after 25 years and joined Apple, as
vice president of Environmental Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
At Apple, Ms. Jackson is overseeing the company’s efforts to reduce
their environmental impact, ranging from removing toxics from its
products, incorporating renewable energy in its facilities, addressing
electronic waste and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency
in the electronics industry.
Ms. Jackson will bring her considerable experience to bear to talk
about how government and business can fundamentally transform the way we
address these environmental and energy challenges.