Speakers

 

bellantoniChristina Bellantoni
Editor-in-Chief, Roll Call

Christina Bellantoni took the position of editor-in-chief in January 2014 and is in charge of all editorial, print and digital platforms. Before returning to the newspaper, Christina worked as political editor at the PBS NewsHour, where she directed coverage of the White House, Congress, political campaigns and the Supreme Court. While managing the political unit and the election-year Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant, Christina also served as an on-air political analyst. Prior to working in television, Christina was associate politics editor for Roll Call from October 2010 until January 2012. She has been writing about politics in Washington since fall 2003. In 2009, Christina joined Talking Points Memo, covering the White House and national politics. She worked from 2003 to 2009 at The Washington Times, covering the White House, the 2008 presidential campaign and Congress, and started there covering Virginia state politics. Christina began her journalism career in 1998, writing about technology and business in California. She serves on the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation, which aims to advance women and minorities in newsrooms, and plays on the Bad News Babes, the media team in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Hering_HeadshotLen Hering, RADM, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Energy

Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr. (U.S. Navy, retired), is a prominent military and civilian sustainability leader with a broad background in energy and environmental issues. His passion in sustainability is educating people on the dangers the future holds without taking responsible actions to secure the nation’s energy independence and to preserve water, air quality and other resources.

A native of Portsmouth, Va., Hering retired from the Navy in 2009 after more than 32 years of service.He was noted as one of the Navy’s top experts in base operations and facility support with an emphasis on sustainability and the environment. Read more.

koss_headshotGeof Koss
Editor, CQ on Energy, CQ Roll Call

Geof Koss has written about energy and environmental policy in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade. He joined Roll Call in 2007 as a reporter for the online policy publication CongressNow, which was folded into Congressional Quarterly. Geof previously spent five years as a reporter and editor for Inside Washington Publishers’ Inside EPA news group, where he wrote about environmental policy at all levels of government. A Maryland native, Geof is a graduate of Villanova University, where he received an undergraduate degree in English, and the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a master’s degree in journalism.

Lane_HeadshotJim Lane
Editor and Publisher, Biofuels Digest

Jim Lane is editor & publisher of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily with 1.36 million readers in 198 countries. He is also an executive producer for BioChannel TV. He has authored a daily column on industrial biotechnology since 2007, and has published 10 books to date on biotech, media, travel and sports. Prior to founding the Digest, Jim worked for 20 years in television, radio, online and print media in the US and Europe. He is from Seattle, and was raised in Sydney.

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