Meet Your Speakers: David Segall & Rob Watson
As Vice President of Public Policy and Municipalities at Recycle Track Systems, Inc
. (RTS), David
oversees the company’s drive to bring data- and sustainability-driven solutions to public-sector clients and residents across the country. David also leads RTS’ efforts to advocate with policymakers for more robust sustainability policies.
David has 15 years of experience in international and domestic political research and advocacy on social, human, and environmental rights. He has worked in the not-for-profit and corporate worlds, including for Human Rights Watch, the United Nations, and NYU’s Stern Business School’s program on Business and Human Rights / ESG. David received an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a BA in Public Policy and History from Duke University.
Rob Watson. An international leader in market transformation and green buildings, Rob is known as the “Founding Father of LEED.” Under his direction, LEED became the largest and fastest-growing international green building standard. Author Thomas Friedman called Rob "one of the best environmental minds in America." Dartmouth Alumni Magazine just recognized him as one of the "25 Most Influential Alumni" in the College's 250 year history.
Rob is also the Founder and Co-Chair of the SWEEP — Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance — Standard, a system of market transformation standards geared to move the waste industry toward sustainability.
He spent six years as Chief Sustainability Officer for EcoHub, which has developed a disruptive technology and business model that will revolutionize the global materials management industry by separating, diverting and recycling up to 95% of municipal mixed waste that is collected in one bin.
Previously, Rob launched ECON Group and EcoTech International to implement cutting edge lifecycle optimized LEED projects in the US and China. Rob also serves as Chairman and President for PrimaFilm LLC, which is developing thermally insulating window film that will reduce energy losses through windows by over 50%.