In February, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the City of Philadelphia for committing to reduce portfolio-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% within 10 years and to work with the DOE to share successful decarbonization strategies through the Better Climate Challenge.
Join WENGP on Thursday, June 2 to hear how organizations in Greater Philadelphia are part of this decarbonization journey, and what they're doing to also combat climate change.
Companies participating on the panel include Philadelphia Eagles, Braskem, NRG, PECO, and Vicinity Energy.
We highly encourage you to join this provocative discussion and bring your thoughts and questions to challenge the conversation on this important topic.
Norman Vossschulte, Director of Fan Experience and Sustainability, Philadelphia Eagles
Norman Vossschulte is originally from Berlin, Germany. His culturally rich background included ten years living abroad in Africa, Iraq, and Spain before moving back to Germany to finish High School and College. He studied Biology and Physical Science before deciding to move to New York City in 1996 to attend the Herbert Berghof Institute for Fine Theatre Arts and Drama.
Norman’s work experience is as eclectic as his upbringing. He has worked in the hotel industry, the nonprofit industry, as well as both sports and entertainment industries. Twenty years of practicing customer and client relations has given him an overview of which techniques consistently enhance guest experiences. Norman has over 14 years of staff training and team leadership experience working with The Walt Disney Company and currently the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2014, Norman became the official GO GREEN spokesperson and began leading the green team for the
Philadelphia Eagles. During his tenure, the Eagles obtained LEED Gold certification and were the first
sports team in the world to obtain ISO20121 certification. He organized and re-branded the initiative as
the GO GREEN ECO Committee (Engagement, Communication, Operations) to involve the entire organization. One of the main missions of the ECO Committee is to Innovate & Sustain. The Eagles are
now the first sports team to actively invest in the ocean by offsetting carbon emissions from player
travel by planting seagrass.
Geoffrey Inch, North America Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability, Braskem
Geoffrey Inch currently leads the Circular Economy & Sustainability team for Braskem America. In this role, he is responsible for the company's sustainable development strategy, the development of Braskem’s recycled product portfolio, infrastructure growth within the plastics recycling value chain, community engagement projects that educate on the value of recycling, and sustainability programs to measure and reduce Braskem's carbon footprint.
Previously, Geoffrey held roles such as Business Development Director for the North America Polypropylene business and multiple Strategy, Product Management, and Financial Controlling roles for Braskem’s UTEC business, a manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Prior to joining Braskem, Geoffrey worked in various engineering roles within the U.S. aerospace and defense industry at Lockheed Martin and within the automotive industry at Ford. Geoffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Villanova University.
Jackie Bliss, Founding Member of Women's Energy Network Greater Boston and Chief Customer Officer, Vicinity Energy
As Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Jackie leads Vicinity’s Customer Organization, consisting of Sales, Account Management, Sales Operations, Marketing, Communications, and Government Affairs. Her primary focus is establishing a customer-centric mindset across the organization to achieve excellence in customer service and sustainably grow the business.
With over 20 years of experience, Jackie is a strategic global executive who has a passion for leading teams to exceed ambitious marketing, sales, and financial targets. She has served as head of multiple divisions for large energy companies, including Enel X (formerly EnerNOC) and National Grid.
Jackie is also a founder, former president, and current executive advisory board member of the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. She earned her MBA in Management and Finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration in Energy Policy & Management from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University.
She lives just outside of Boston with her husband, Ned, and son Max (2). In her free time, she loves to scuba dive, ski, read, and enjoy travel with her family.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Golden, Director of Strategy, PECO, An Exelon Company
Jackie Golden is currently the Director of Strategy at PECO, where she is responsible for managing and directing activities necessary to support leadership and business stakeholders with developing strategic business initiatives that will provide value for our customers.
Jackie has been with PECO and Exelon for more than 40 years. During her career, she has held various roles of increasing responsibility in several departments including PECO Customer Operations, Gas Supply, and Transportation, Finance, Regulatory, and Exelon Utilities (EU), where she was Manager of Strategic Planning in the Office of the Chief of Staff for the Chief Executive Officer of EU.
Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and an MBA from La Salle University.
Keri Murschell, Director of Innovation and Customer Experience, NRG
Bio and headshot to follow.
Christine Knapp, Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability
Christine Knapp was appointed as the Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability under Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration in January of 2016. In this role, she leads the cross-agency implementation of Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s sustainability framework, and manages the city’s climate action program.
Previously she has served in leadership roles at the Philadelphia Water Department, the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, and at PennFuture where she advocated for the creation of a municipal sustainability office. She is on the board of the Passyunk Square Civic Association representing the neighborhood where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of Villanova University, was a 2010 Center for Progressive Leadership Political Fellow, and has been recognized by Leadership Philadelphia as a “Keeper and Connector.”
June 2, 2022 at Firstrust Bank Club at Lincoln Financial Field
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking (with a special guest appearance)
9:30 a.m. Panel
Stadium Tour to immediately follow the panel.
Event will conclude by noon.
Below is more information to learn about the panelist companies’ sustainability-related goals:
Philadelphia Eagles: https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/community/go-green
Vicinity Energy: https://www.vicinityenergy.us/problems-we-solve/achieving-sustainability-goals
City of Philadelphia: https://www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-sustainability/
Member - Free
Non-Member - $25
May 30th, 2022
Walk-in registration is not available for this event.
Directions to The J Lot at Lincoln Financial Field
From the South: Take 1-95 North to the Broad Street Exit (Exit 17). Proceed to the third light (Pattison Avenue) and turn right. Continue on Pattison Avenue to the 1st light and turn right onto 11th Street. The stadium will be on your left. Continue down 11th Street until you see the J Lot and turn left into the lot.
From the North: Take 1-95 South to the Broad Street Exit (Exit 17). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Proceed to the third light (Pattison Ave) and turn right. Continue on Pattison Avenue to the 1st light and turn right onto 11th Street. The stadium will be on your left. Continue down 11th Street until you see the J Lot and turn left into the lot.
From the West: Take I-76 East to the Broad Street Exit (Exit 349). Turn right onto Broad Street and proceed south towards the Sports Complex. Turn left onto Pattison Avenue. Continue on Pattison Avenue to the 1st light and turn right onto 11th Street. The stadium will be on your left. Continue down 11th Street until you see the J Lot and turn left into the lot.
From the East: Take 1-76 West (Walt Whitman Bridge) to the Broad Street Exit (Exit 349). Go through stop sign and make a left at the light onto Broad Street. Proceed through several lights and turn left onto Pattison Avenue. Continue on Pattison Avenue to the 1st light and turn right onto 11th Street. The stadium will be on your left. Continue down 11th Street until you see the J Lot and turn left into the lot.
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