Dominic Frongillo, Co-founder and Executive Director, Elected Officials to Protect America
Dominic Frongillo is co-founder and Executive Director of Elected Officials to Protect America, a network of state and local lawmakers in all 50 states on the environment. As an award-winning social entrepreneur and elected official, he served as the youngest person ever elected to the Town Council in Caroline, New York. In 2012, Frongillo founded Elected Officials to Protect New York, a bipartisan initiative uniting and coordinating more than 1,000 local elected officials to successfully ban fracking statewide and achieve New York’s renewable energy goal of 50 percent by 2030. A five-time delegate to the United Nations climate negotiations, he is a Climate Reality Project Presenter trained by Al Gore and trains elected officials for the Young Elected Officials Network and Local Progress. His is the winner of the inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship and featured in the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo. His work has been featured in hundreds of news stories including CNN, the New York Times, and BBC News.
Liz Havstad, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Hip Hop Caucus
Liz Havstad is Hip Hop Caucus’ Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, leading the diverse team, grassroots leaders, and cultural influencers that make Hip Hop Caucus one of the nation’s most dynamic 21st century civil and human rights organizations.
Her strategic direction, organizational management, and ability to build strong partnerships, have contributed to Hip Hop Caucus growing in size, capacity, and efficacy year over year. Liz joined Hip Hop Caucus in 2006, two years after its founding. In her various roles for nearly ten years at Hip Hop Caucus, Liz has implemented national campaigns, regional and national tours, and advocacy efforts for progressive issues.
Stephen Malta, Community Development Consultant, Bay Area Council
Stephen Malta is a Community Development Consultant for the Bay Area Council, responsible for opportunity zone initiatives including events and meetings, advising on policy, and exploring related strategic initiatives. He is also working directly with the CEO of the Bay Area Council to launch and raise a Bay Area private equity & real estate fund. Stephen previously worked for the Council’s Global Initiatives team where he led implementation of marketing strategy and provided organizing support for events that ranged from educational forums to startup competitions. Most recently, a startup competition that sourced 60 applicants in two weeks of businesses interested in global market-expansion to China. Prior to the Council, Stephen worked as a community organizer for Bay Area non-profit and corporate social impact organizations and as a product marketer at Pluralsight, a leading technology training company. Meanwhile, since the beginning of 2017, Stephen has been actively engaged with the emerging field of place-based impact investing. Stephen is a San Francisco native and earned his degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco.