Green Festival Speakers

Marie Kerpan



Marie Kerpan is the founder of Green Careers, a career consulting practice, started in 2000, supporting the transition to careers that promote ecological, social and economic sustainability.

In addition to working with individuals and groups in her practice, she has designed, produced and delivered green careers programming for the Bioneers Conference, the SF Green Festival and The Solar Living Institute. Most recently, Marie joined the faculty of the Green MBA at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA where she will be teaching and mentoring graduate students.

An active participant in the sustainability movement for the past 7 years, Marie was the first Director of Sustainable Marin, providing sustainability education and advocacy in Marin County. She is also one of the cofounders of Sustainable Mill Valley, working to shape sustainable public policy in her hometown.

Formerly a Vice President and Senior Consultant for 5 years with Drake Beam Morin, the industry leader in career transition consulting, Marie's professional background also includes 10 years on Wall St. in a variety of executive line and staff positions including operations management, strategic planning, training and development, and product management.

Marie is the author of Balance: The Ultimate Challenge of the 21st Century published by BerrettKoehler in a collection of essays entitled When the Canary Stops Singing: Women's Perspectives on Transforming Business.