Social Business Plan Competition Judges


Bill Campbell

CFO/Principal at Equlibrium Capital, Bill joined colleague and longtime business partner, Dave Chen, at Equilibrium Capital Group to apply post-venture financing solutions to companies in key sustainability sectors.

Ben Cannon

As a teacher and community activist, Ben Cannon was elected to the Oregon House, representing District 46, in November, 2006 and was sworn in as its youngest member in January, 2007. Mr. Cannon is now chief education advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber.

Dan Carol

Director of Multi-State Initiatives for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Dan is focused on advancing regional initiatives on the west coast and nationally, working with other states’ Governors and partners to accelerate job creation and a clean economy through innovative partnerships and policies.

Mary Cullinan

Mary Cullinan was appointed President and Professor of English at Southern Oregon University in 2006. She was Provost at Stephen F. Austin University, and Dean of Arts, Letters and Sciences at California State University at Stanislaus.

Gun Denhart

Co-founder of the Hanna Andersson children's clothing company, Gun currently serves on the board of directors of Ecotrust (chair), The Threshold Group and MercyCorps.

Matt Donegan

Matt Donegan is co-president and co-founder of Forest Capital Partners, a private forest landowner and leading producer of sustainable forest products, and is a member of the Oregon Edudcation Investment Board.

John W. Haines

John W. Haines joined Mercy Corps Northwest in December 2002 as executive director. From 1997-2002, he was vice president of ShoreBank Pacific, a start-up sustainable development bank in Portland, Oregon. He is a board member of Mercy Corps Northwest, Open Meadow Alternative Schools, POSI – Portland Sustainability Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and native of Laramie, Wyoming.

Samuel Henry

Samuel D. Henry, EdD, serves as coordinator of the Portland State Graduate School of Education's Educational Leadership doctoral program. In addition to his faculty and administrative duties at PSU, Dr. Henry is also a member of the Oregon Education Investment Board.

Kazi Huque

Kazi Huque is the CEO of Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd. Kazi Huque has experience in the use of technology for socio-economic development. Grameen Intel was founded in 2009, and is the company's first investment in Bangladesh.

Aaron James

Aaron James is a principal at Burdock & Company. Burdock & Company advises enterprises at the forefront of sustainability innovation.

Alissa Keny-Guyer

Representing District 46 in the Oregon House of Representatives, Alissa Keny-Guyer has spent 30 years working to eliminate poverty, promote cross cultural understanding, invest in youth, protect the environment, and promote civil rights.

Chris Macrae

Chris is a mathematician and innovation adviser with offices in London and Washington, DC. He maps how companies can transparently value intangibles. Chris’s books and research of brands in 30 countries over several decades benchmark how global branding has steadily deteriorated across a broad spectrum of human relationship needs.

Amelia Pape

The founder of My Street Grocery, a sustainable business that brings healthy food to neighborhoods that have barriers to healthy eating (food deserts), Amelia Pape is also an MBA gradute of Portland State University.

Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl is the co-founder and executive director of Springboard Innovation, a company that helps ordinary citizens design and launch sustainable and local solutions to global challenges.

Tobias Read

Tobias Read is serving his third term as State Representative during Oregon's 76th Legislature. He represents the residents of House District 27, which comprises parts of Beaverton, southwest Portland and parts of unincorporated Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Larry D. Roper

Larry Roper has served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Oregon State University since 1995. He has held numerous positions in student affairs, including Director of Housing; Associate Dean of Students; Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs; and Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. At OSU Larry has taught courses in Speech Communications, College Student Services Administration, and the Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership.

Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss joined Western Oregon University in 2005 as executive vice president for administration & finance and the university’s chief financial officer. He was appointed its President in July 2012.

Max Williams

Max Wililams became the CEO and President of The Oregon Community Foundation in November, 2011. For the past eight years, he was director of one of Oregon’s largest public agencies, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC).