Founder & President
Larry Kopald has been a communications and branding professional for over twenty-five years, working at some of the world’s top advertising agencies. He has overseen the advertising for brands ranging from McDonalds to American Express to Honda, and has helped launch multibillion brands like Acura, Oracle, and Huggies. Larry has also been a lifelong environmentalist serving on boards like Oceana, the National Marine Sanctuaries, 1% For The Planet and others. He has done the environmental communications for the UN and the Olympics, and his work for the Earth Communications Office was seen in over 100 countries by over a billion people. Larry has been nominated for both Emmy and Grammy awards.
Founder & Chair
Tom Newmark has spent fourteen years in the natural vitamin and supplement industry, building New Chapter into the number one company in the industry before it was sold to Procter & Gamble. Tom is Chairman of the Greenpeace Fund USA, chairman of the American Botanical Council, founder of Sacred Seeds (a plant conservation project administered by United Plant Savers), and co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva, a biodynamic and regenerative farming operation in Costa Rica that administers a tropical farming systems trial. In his past he was a corporate attorney and entrepreneur, from which he claims to be recovering.
Director of Development
After a 30 year career working at the intersection of marketing, advertising, design and media, Randi founded The Innovagency, a collaborative network of thought and business leaders, scientists, designers and media makers working together to create large scale systems change. The predominant focus of the network is to proliferate 21st century leadership theory & praxis to those working in complex human systems and multi-stakeholder engagement projects. Prior to The Innovagency, Randi was affiliated with Bruce Mau Design as the U.S. Director of New Business Development and the Epic Decade, a Design Thinking Consultancy as Director of Strategic Partnerships. As Director of Development for the Carbon Underground, Randi will engage diverse stakeholder groups to fund clinical trials, build an impact investment fund and develop a crowd-sourced collective action community engagement platform.
Paul Harris has managed complex projects for over 30 years. His work has included business development, project development and finance for energy infrastructure and clients in the United States, Canada and France. Paul has served on the boards of Sustainable South Bronx and The HOPE Program, two workforce development organizations located in New York City. He is currently on the Board of Raey Hiwot, an organization that helps girls in rural Ethiopia stay in school.