- Program Manager, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service
Kelly Saunders began working with the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives in September of 2012 where she has designed, planned and directed the annual Sustainability Solutions Festival, engaging over 115,000 individuals. Each year, Kelly develops and leverages partnerships with like-minded organizations to engage a broader audience and liaise with regional, national and global organizations involved in the implementation of sustainability solutions (20+ partners annually). Key festival partners include GreenBiz Group, Global Reporting Initiative, The Sustainability Consortium and Second Nature.
In addition to the annual Sustainability Solutions Festival, Kelly seeks out innovators who have developed solutions to sustainability challenges and organizes the criteria and team of judges that selects the winner of the ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Award. Kelly orchestrates the judging criteria and selection committees for each of the winning projects (six partner award organizations, 200 awards annually).
- BA, Environmental Studies, minor in International Relations, University of San Diego, 2006