All-City Summit Planning Committe
Ari Kobb, Siemens
Ari Kobb leads the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability consulting team within the Siemens Building Technologies Division. He is responsible for a team of engineers and consultants focused on helping clients improve their performance in the areas of energy and sustainability strategy, energy efficiency, existing building commissioning, and emissions management. Ari joined Siemens in 2005, and has held roles including Senior Marketing Manager for the Energy and Environmental Solutions business segment and as Director of Green Building Solutions. Ari is a LEED Accredited Professional, has served on the Board of Directors of the USGBC – Illinois Chapter from 2012 to 2015, and acts as the U.S. Sustainability Lead for the Buildings Technologies Division
Karen Bireta, AbbVie
Karen Bireta is the Global Sustainability Program Manager at AbbVie where she drives focuses on achieving corporate environmental sustainability targets for waste, recycling, water, CO2 emissions and renewable energy.
Renita Dixon, ITW
Renita Dixon is a Sr. Sustainability and Product Stewardship Engineer at ITW where she administers and maintains resource
consumption and waste/recycling and water inventories, and manages the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for more than 100
divisions in over 50 countries according to global standards. Dixon also coaches project and division leaders on how to develop sustainability
strategies by evaluating and addressing the most pressing concerns of their divisions and customers, and implementing processes to help lower their carbon footprint.
Kristen King, Walgreens
Kristen King joined Walgreens in 2018, in the newly created role Corporate Social Responsibility Data Manager. In this role, she is responsible for defining sustainability goals and supporting metrics for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Kristen also collaborates with stakeholders on new and developing trends around environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to ensure strategic alignment. This role allows her to work across all divisions of Walgreens to drive positive change and measure impact. Kristen holds an MES from University of Pennsylvania, an MEng in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, an MS in International Environmental Policy and Management from École des mines de Paris (MINES Paris Tech) and a BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She holds an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license and is a LEED Green Associate. Kristen is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards Advisory Group (SAG).
Anthony Kingsley, US Foods
Anthony Kingsley is the Local & Sustainable Product Lead at US Foods. In his role, Anthony is responsible for working within the Merchandising organization to bring local and sustainable products to life. This involves engaging internal stakeholders to define and standardize the US Foods approach and provide education around the dynamic topic of sustainability, as well as working with external partners to share food provenance with diners and restaurants.