The Green Business Alliance Advisory Board is made up of influential executives and advisors from a wide range of sectors, disciplines and backgrounds.
Peter Geiger, Philom.
Editor, Farmers' Almanac™
Peter Geiger, Philom. has been the Editor of the Farmers' Almanac™, a 192-year-old publication that's become an American tradition in over 5 million households annually, since 1994. He has been interviewed over 4,500 times by radio and television stations and newspapers all over the country and in Canada. Peter is also Executive Vice President of Geiger, a family-owned business for four generations. Today, Geiger is one of the specialty advertising industry’s most influential and successful businesses. It is also the largest manufacturer of time planners in the United States.
Peter has a FATV Show that deals with green issues. The show airs on PBS stations in 90% of US homes. Peter believes strongly in a hands-on approach to volunteering and has received many awards over the years, including President George Bush's "618th Point of Light," awarded to him by the President for making a difference in the lives and future of children, and the Jefferson Award, presented to him by the Maine Broadcasting Association for extraordinary public service.
Peter graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Team
Charles Freeman is entering his 12th year with the Orlando Magic. Currently, Charles is responsible for the design, construction, and development of the new Events Center in downtown Orlando which will be home to the Orlando Magic. This new facility will be the first LEED® certified sporting arena in the United States. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. In addition, Freeman oversees the organization’s business development efforts as well as short and long-term business planning.
Charles graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration.
David Rosenheim brings a lifelong passion for music, Internet technology and the environment to JamBase, where he has served as CEO since 2006. As CEO of JamBase, he is responsible for driving the company's mission to become the definitive source and destination for live music information.
David has also held positions as a strategy consultant for GOOD Magazine, Participant Productions (Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth) and CleanStar Energy (biofuels).
David earned an MBA with distinction from Oxford University in England. While at Oxford, Rosenheim focused on strategies for green business and carbon trading markets. He co-authored an award-winning plan to produce clean burning biofuels in India and Central America. JamBase is a carbon-neutral company, and in 2006 it launched GreenBase, a site devoted to exposing the cross-section between music and the environment. Rosenheim lives and records his songs in Pacifica, California in a solar-powered house.
Executive Director, Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium
Katharene Snavely is the Executive Director of the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati, OH. The WAVE Foundation promotes conservation through education. With Katharene at the helm, the WAVE Foundation has developed unique marine life education programs that excite, engage and educate students about natural resource conservation and the importance of protecting our ecosystem. These programs are designed to empower youths to act as stewards for our environment. Currently, more than 10,000 students participate in WAVE’s education programs. In addition, Katharene raises significant funds for conservation partners worldwide that perform vital research aimed at protecting endangered aquatic animals and their habitats.
Prior to the WAVE Foundation, Snavely held positions at the University of Southern California and the Washington Speakers Bureau. At USC she served as the Executive Director of University Advancement and the Director of Alumni Programs & Events. During her time at the Washington Speakers Bureau, Katharene was a Senior Event Coordinator for dignitaries and celebrities.
Katharene earned a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics.