Anna M. Clark is the founder of EarthPeople Media. She is an advisor, writer, speaker and strategist on sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), inclusive business and integrated communication. She specializes in storytelling for social impact.
Anna began her career as a management consultant with PwC and IBM. In 2005, she founded EarthPeople Media, a sustainability communication consultancy. In 2017, she joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a principal, providing senior counsel in corporate and public affairs, reputation management and CSR to industry leaders. Her clients and strategic partners have included Fortune 500s such as J.C. Penney, universities such as Southern Methodist University and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai, and NGOs such as International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of The World Bank.
A published author, Anna writes the Eco-Leadership column on Greenbiz.com and has contributed to The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and The Dallas Morning News. She is the co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium and a fellow of the Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU. She is also a board director for the American Women’s Financial Education Foundation, and an advisor to The OpEd Project, Little Things Matter Foundation and Green Source DFW, which awarded her a Sustainable Leadership Award in 2016.
Anna holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives with her family in one of the first residences in Dallas to earn a Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
For more about Anna’s background, visit her personal site at AnnaMClark.com
Christiane Runyan holds a PhD in Environmental Science with a concentration in Hydrology from the University of Virginia. She teaches hydrology at Johns Hopkins and is a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia. Chrissy is completing a book on deforestation, with an expected publication date of late 2015 from Cambridge University Press. Her research broadly focuses on how deforestation affects hydrological and biogeochemical processes. She conducts quantitative analysis including GHG calculations involving tools such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, specifically Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, for corporate clients.
Chrissy earned her B.S. from the University of Wyoming where she competed on their college rodeo team. Prior to starting her studies at UVA, she worked on urban hydrology issues at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has a 3-year old daughter and lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
Tony Robinson serves as associate editor for EarthPeople Media, lending his expertise in developmental editing and book publishing to clients engaging in thought leadership. He is director of Beacon Editorial, an editorial consultancy, and is the author of High-Performance Buildings: A Guide for Owners & Managers (CRC-Taylor & Francis 2013) and The Boundary Layer: Poems (Ekstasis 2011).
On the sustainability front, Tony is president of Axis Design-Build, which provides design, consulting and construction services with a focus on resource efficiency, clean technology and building science. He also serves as adjunct professor in Environmental Sustainability at Southern Methodist University and frequently gives talks and lectures at universities, conferences, non-profits and businesses.
Tony’s writing has been published by The Association of Energy Engineers, The New Yorker, The Dallas Morning News, The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization, The National Career Development Association, and The American Solar Energy Society. He holds a BA in Philosophy & English from The University of California at Berkeley and a MS in Design, Engineering Technology & Business Administration from The University of North Texas. He enjoys reciting poetry, making things with his hands, sailing, fly-fishing, laughing, and drinking good whiskey.
Jay Staton handles web development for EarthPeople Media and our clients. As the founder of Bandhole Media, Jay has over 16 years of experience in web development with 8 years of custom WordPress development experience for large and small organizations. A pioneer in wireless web development, Jay has a thorough understanding of web usability issues and cross-platform, browser-independent development. He specializes in HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, and jQuery development. He is also a trained LINUX/Apache server administrator.
Jay began his career as a technical writer, and then worked as a staff writer for a small online publication owned by Hewlett Packard. He studied music education at Texas A&M Commerce and is an active composer and musician, composing scores for short films and some independent, web-based video games. He’s the drummer for a local rock band and is an avid cyclist in the Dallas cycling community.