Ten Years Hence Biographies 2017

Professor Frank Incropera, H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor Emeritus and Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Professor Incropera received his BSME (1961) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his MSME (1962) and PhD (1966) from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. Except for research leaves spent at NASA-Ames (1969), U.C. Berkeley (1973-74) and the Technical University of Munich (1988), he was with Purdue University from 1966 to 1998. He was promoted to Professor in 1973 and was Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering from 1989 to 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he served as the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Incropera has received the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Ralph Coats Roe Award for excellence in teaching (1982), the ASEE George Westinghouse Award for contributions to education (1983), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award (1988), the Melville Medal for the best original paper published by ASME (1988), and the Worcester Reed Warner Medal of ASME (1995). He received the Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1988, and in 1996 was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In 2001 he was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the 100 most frequently cited engineering researchers in the world.

Professor Incropera has had a long-standing interest in basic energy sciences and has authored or co-authored 15 books and more than 200 journal articles in the field. In recent years his work has focused on technology and policy issues associated with transition to a sustainable energy future, and he is author of a 2016 book on Climate Change: A Wicked Problem.


Matt Manos, Founder & Managing Director, Verynice

Matthew Manos is an award-winning design strategist, social entrepreneur, and educator. Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes Magazine, and named one of seven millennials changing the world by The Huffington Post, Matthew’s pioneering work in the field of social enterprise has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in socially and environmentally responsible business. He is the Founder of verynice, a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Google, UNICEF, and the American Heart Association. To date, verynice has donated over $6MM worth of pro-bono services and initiatives to benefit over 400 organizations across the globe.


Gordon Gill, Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Gordon Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance.

A founding partner of award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Gordon’s work includes the design of the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, the Pearl River Tower (designed at SOM Chicago), the world’s first large-scale positive-energy building, Masdar Headquarters, the world’s tallest tower, Kingdom Tower in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and most recently the design of Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community for Astana, Kazakhstan. These landmark projects pursue energy independence by harnessing the power of natural forces on site and striking a balance with their environmental contexts. Gordon’s designs also include performing arts centers, museums, strategic carbon planning and urban master plans across the globe.

His work has been published and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and his designs have repeatedly been recognized by the American Institute of Architects. In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader and in 2013 Gordon was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects.

Prior to founding AS+GG in 2006, Gordon was an Associate Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and a Director of Design for VOA Associates. Most recently, he co-founded PositivEnergy Practice, a consulting firm that designs and implements energy and carbon reduction strategies for clients around the world.


Stephanie Gallo, Vice President of Marketing, E.J. Gallo Winery

Stephanie A. Gallo is a Vice President of Marketing for E. & J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, California. The winery, co-founded by Stephanie’s grandfather Ernest and great uncle Julio 83 years ago, is now the largest family-owned winery in the world, exporting wine and spirits to 90 countries.

With a deep-rooted passion for wine and a strong commitment to family, Stephanie is leading worldwide marketing efforts for several prominent brands including Barefoot and Gallo Family Vineyards. Under Stephanie’s leadership, Barefoot has grown from 500,000 cases to the largest bottled wine brand in the world. She also plays an integral role in the development of innovative new products, which has led to highly successful brand launches like Vin Vault and Dark Horse.

In addition to her critical role in the growth of Barefoot, Stephanie’s key contributions to the business have included repositioning the Gallo Family Vineyards brand globally and pioneering the winery’s digital marketing efforts digital, brand ambassador programs and cause marketing initiatives.

Many of the brands she manages are consistently recognized for outstanding success, including the Beverage Information Group’s Fast Track Growth Brand Award, Market Watch Magazine’s Hot Brand Award, Event Marketer Magazine’s Ex Award for Best Retail/In Store Event Program and the Cause Marketing Forum’s Halo Award. In honor of this success, Stephanie was named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Magazine in 2011.

In 1994, Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame. She then obtained an MBA from Northwestern University’s prestigious J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She served Notre Dame as a Young Graduate Trustee from 1996 to 1999 and as a member of the Advisory Council for the university’s Mendoza College of Business from 1999 to 2002. Today, she remains active with Kellogg as a regional campaign co-chair, student mentor, and guest speaker.

Stephanie is involved in her community as she serves as a Trustee of the Gallo Center for the Arts and the Capital Campaign Chairperson for the Center for Human Services. She is a regular speaker on women in business, family business and the importance of community giving. Additionally, she is a leader in the company in supporting progressive work-life balance programs. She lives in her hometown of Modesto with her husband Chris Tyler and their two children, Amelia and Harrison.


Mike O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

Michael (Mike) O’Sullivan is senior vice president of development at NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels and also the world leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun.

Mike received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 20,000 MW of generating capacity outside of FL in 25 states and 4 provinces of Canada. By year-end 2016, Nextera will, together with it's affiliated entities, have over 16,000 MW of owned capacity in the US and Canada in our wind and solar fleet. The business also operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc.


Chris Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Since, October 2014, Chris serves as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City. As part of his role, he manages the organization’s relationship with approximately 40 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in North America and leads WBCSD’s engagement of the Financial and ICT sectors.

He has worked in a variety of roles over the last 15 years on climate and sustainability. Most recently he was a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. He previously was the Executive Officer of the Carbon Trust, LLC, the US affiliate of the UK’s Carbon Trust. He has served on the National Academy of Science’s, congressionally mandated study “America’s Climate Choices” (July 2010) and as Executive Director for North America for The Climate Group and as Head of Swiss Re's Sustainability Business Development. At Swiss Re, he ran a unit responsible for developing commercial applications to Swiss Re Sustainability as well as government affairs liaison on climate change/GHG emissions issues.

Prior to Swiss Re, he litigated environmental law. He is a graduate with a BA and JD from St. John's University and attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown.


Jon Freedman, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Government Affairs

Jon Freedman is based in Washington, DC, where he leads global partnerships and government affairs for GE’s water business. Previously, he was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative now called ecomagination*. Jon joined GE in 2001 and then helped GE create a global water business by leading the acquisition of an NYSE-listed global water company. He teaches a class on water at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the advisory board of The Wharton School’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership

Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from William & Mary, and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.