Katie is a passionate project manager, relationship builder, sustainability and circular economy advocate. She joined the US Business Council for Sustainable Development in 2016, quickly assuming project management responsibilities for the Austin Materials Marketplace and providing crucial support to other US BCSD projects and activities around the US. In addition, Katie also serves on the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Central Texas Steering Committee. Katie obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Business Administration and French, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Other professional interests include: advocating for sustainable food systems, appreciating natural wonders, learning from others, creating positive atmospheres, scratching off items on the to do list, and drinking copious amounts of caffeine.
Daniel has spent the last six years with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development. He helps design, launch and manage Materials Marketplace projects in Austin, Detroit, Memphis, San Diego, and the nationwide US Materials Marketplace. Daniel also helped launch the Houston Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project, and currently serves on the Communications Committee. His role supports the development of ambitious and practical strategies for reducing building energy consumption by 30% or more in the Houston market. Other professional interests include: social entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on new business opportunities that utilize by-product and waste materials; engaging meeting design and facilitation; team building; and communications and marketing.
An industrialist, Ali Masoudi is a Yale graduate and his work centers on sustainable materials, circular economy and sustainability. As a sustainable materials manager at the US BCSD, Ali is involved in national and statewide Materials Marketplace projects. He is a Certified ISSP Sustainability Associate and a committee chair of Environmental Management and Sustainability at Energy and Environmental Division (EED) of American Society for Quality (ASQ). Ali Masoudi holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from Yale University (2017), and a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from South Korea (2013) and Iran (2008) with a focus on sustainability and manufacturing systems, respectively.
Rui He (Ray) is an expert in industrial ecology, and is passionate about institutionalizing sustainability through collaborative actions. In his role with the US BCSD, Rui helps manage the China-US EcoPartnership, in which US BCSD is actively participating, and works to build effective By-Product Synergy networks in both China and the US. Ray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.