Patrick Furey, Mayor of Torrance
As Mayor, Patrick serves as Chair of the State Legislative Advocacy Committee and Federal Legislative Advocacy Committee. In addition, he serves as a member of the Sanitation District of Los Angeles County, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and serves as the Chair of the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. He also is the voting delegate for the National League of Cities.
Sara Neff, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corp.
In Sara's first four years, she took Kilroy from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in North America by GRESB. Since 2010, Sara has overseen all sustainability initiatives such as energy and water efficiency projects, recycling and green cleaning, LEED certifications, green leasing, and green building standards. She chairs the Board of Directors of USGBC LA, and is a member of the USGBC National Advisory Council.
Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Malin, Senior Business Development Specialist, Governor's Office
In the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, Jeff represents the entire state of California and geographically serves most of Southern California. Prior to his appointment, he spent several years in the real estate development sector, specializing in both market-rate and low-income housing finance, project management, and social service partnerships. He served in economic development offices for two Los Angeles Mayors, James K. Hahn and Antonio R. Villaraigosa.