Team

Who are we?

We’re a dynamic team led by veteran B2B event producers who recognize that civilization is at risk of ending due to climate change. We also clearly see that the solutions are BUSINESS DRIVEN.

  • Shana Rose
    Shana Rose
    Director of Outreach Companies Vs Climate Change
  • Jason Youner
    Jason Youner
    CEO
  • Diego Ramos
    Diego Ramos
    Director, Research and Business Development
  • Greg Hamra
    Greg Hamra
    VP Communications
  • Marissa Rosen
    Marissa Rosen
    Senior Advisor
  • Jesse Rittenhouse
    Jesse Rittenhouse
    Senior Director, Business Development
Shana Rose
Director of Outreach Companies Vs Climate Change

Shana is a young and passionate sustainability professional. For the last year, She has been working with her alma mater, the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania to create a sustainability culture and program university-wide. Within the last year, she also has worked at the Sustainable Energy Fund on their Solarize Lehigh Valley program. The program was designed to off solar at a lower rate. She was in charge of organizing and schedule over 20 outreach events. Last November, Shana had the honor of attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on behalf of the American Association of Geographers, and the Republic of Liberia. Shana is the Director of Marketing and Outreach at Companies vs Climate Change.

Jason Youner
CEO

Jason has been producing conferences and events for over 20 years.  He has worked in many industries including non profit, technology, healthcare and life sciences. He has always enjoyed the creative process of putting together an impactful event.

Jason is also a long time writer, actor and comedian, performing around New York and New Jersey.  He is thrilled to be fulfilling his dream of organizing a conference that explores the massive business and human race saving opportunities that exist in the battle against climate change.

Diego Ramos
Director, Research and Business Development

Diego Ramos is a Sustainability Specialist, Bachelor of Environmental Management (USP), MBA focused on Sustainability Management (FGV), specializations of Business and Environment in USA (VCU), Germany (GIZ, AvH) and several related courses. He is an experienced Sustainability Professional since 2008, having worked with consulting firms, companies, governments, and NGOs. As a researcher, he has worked in institutes in Germany, USA, and Brazil. Since 2015, Diego has been Director, Research, and Business Development at Companies Vs Climate Change, coordinating research and development of our audience, speakers, and sponsors for CvCC events in US and Europe.

Greg Hamra
VP Communications

Climate Solutionist driving the low-carbon economy, bridging the partisan divide for a more stable climate through education and advocacy.

Three decades’ experience educating and empowering leaders to make more informed policy and business decisions aligned with the triple-bottom-line. Leader, Miami Chapter, Citizens Climate Lobby Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Miami School of Architecture

Topics: Speaking & Presentation Skills, Corporate Sustainability, Green Building Principles, LEED (thousands trained on five continents), Climate Literacy, Natural Capital and GHG accounting principles, Building Science, Biophilic Design, Active Design, Sustainable Development, Train-the-Trainer, Voice Talent, Technology Training (past). Guest lecturer at area universities, non-profits, professional organizations, and trade shows on issues at the nexus of business, society, and environment.

Marissa Rosen
Senior Advisor

Marissa Rosen is a strategic sustainability communications consultant; owner and manager of Climate Social, LLC. Within her niche in new media, she designs and implements social media and website strategies to build compelling brands, engaged networks, and business communities that proactively create positive impact.

After a career of developing and executing marketing strategies for roles in higher education, consulting, and online business publications, Marissa launched Climate Social in 2015.

Marissa has earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Advocacy and Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jesse Rittenhouse
Senior Director, Business Development

Jesse Rittenhouse is a seasoned business development professional, with years of experience in conference and event development. He believes in being socially responsible in business and that means concerning ourselves with the people and the planet, as well as profit, to be truly sustainable. Jesse has joined Companies Vs Climate Change to help businesses come together and share in solutions and adaptations for climate change.

Over the years, Jesse has helped to create the first fully-permitted biodiesel factory in Miami, became a leading recycling and solid waste industry expert, and founded the Recycling Energy Forum in 2015. He has produced, planned, and developed sponsorships for many sustainability-driven conferences, events, and talks over the years and brings this knowledge and experience to CvCC. He currently runs REF, a marketing agency focused on helping sustainable businesses. In addition, he voluntarily leads several environmental nonprofits as a member of the Board of Directors with Dream In Green, Marketing & Promotions Director for USGBC Miami Branch, and South Florida University Ambassador for Net Impact. Through his training as a Climate Reality Leader and through first-hand views of sea level rise in Miami, Jesse knows that climate change is a global issue that we must find solutions to for mitigation and adaptation.