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Joan Bryna Michelson
Creator, Executive Producer, Host
Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is Creator, Executive Producer and Host of Green Connections Radio™ and an award-winning, creative business and communications leader, public speaker and journalist. She has generated millions in revenue and branding for top companies, government agencies and non-profits, and worked with top media organizations, including the Huffington Post.
A specialist in the “green” space and a lifelong advocate for women in leadership, Michelson’s work has included Chrysler’s Global Electric Motorcars, the U.S. Department of Energy-Clean Energy Alliance Small Business Partnership, Earth Day Network, the top “green” private equity firm Global Environment Fund, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Phil Chordas is a three-time National EMMY Award winner, having received at least five nominations. Since 1982, he was worked extensively with ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CBC, CTV, Al Jazeera and many others mainly as a sound director. His work was heard on national and international broadcasts such as Superbowls, World Series, the Olympics, Triple Crown, PGA and USGA golf, NHL, US Open Tennis, French Open Tennis, “Face the Nation,” “Ryan’s Hope,” “All My Children,” ABC Morning News,” “60 Minutes,” Farm Aid 2 among many others. Also worked with President Clinton on his Millennium Series at the White House and CBS News interviews. Phil’s work has been mentioned in such publications as “TV Guide” and “USA Today.”
Production Assistant & Researcher
Arzoo is currently a student at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is currently working on her BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in English. Born in India, Arzoo has spent her childhood split between India and Egypt. She has been studying a variety of STEM related subjects through highschool and college, and in the future, she hopes to join the GreenTech industry and work with green building and green energy programs. In addition to working at Green Connections Radio™, Arzoo is working on a writing project for The Shaza hotel brand, where she will write a series of short stories for their promotional package.
Arzoo is currently working at Green Connections Radio™ because she believes strongly in growing the green economy, increasing energy efficiency and empowering women. As a woman herself, she is excited to discover all the cool women role models in this field that Green Connections Radio is highlighting. She didn’t know there were so many women in this field. At Green Connections Radio™, Arzoo has an opportunity to learn about the field, find out about and even meet interesting women in this field, and to make a difference.
Production Assistant & Researcher
Production Assistant/Researcher Carly Buchanan discovered her interest in sustainability as a sophomore in high school, when a committee she was a part of received a generous state grant to install solar panels on her school. Seeing their awareness-raising impact inspired her to pursue sustainability, and living an eco-friendly lifestyle has become increasingly important to her. Now, four years later, she is a student at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, studying Journalism and Mass Communication and hoping to minor in Spanish as well. Born in New Jersey, she has also lived in Bermuda and Maine. Here in DC, she tutors at the non-profit organization For Love of Children, writes for the GWU branch of the national website HerCampus, and is a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. She considers writing her greatest passion and hopes to one day write for a magazine and publish a book
Production Assistant & Researcher
MBA – Operations Advisor and Business Correspondent
Following a successful corporate career, David has been a senior strategic advisor to numerous technology, cleantech and start up businesses over the last ten years. He has successfully taken several businesses from concept to full commercialization and developed capital campaigns from $500k to $20mm. His focus is on growth strategy, operations execution, M&A, sales planning and marketing. His passion has been to leave the environment in a better place than we found it for future generations. David brings an intense, thoughtful but pragmatic and often irreverent style to his analysis of energy and green economy issues.
Principal, Ann Bevans Collective
Ann Bevans is an accomplished writer, graphic designer and web programmer with over 15 years of experience in marketing and web development.
A life-long advocate for women in business, Ann was Top 3 Winner in the 2011 George Washington University/Hot Mommas Project Global Case Study Competition.
Past clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Anna Davalos MacDonald
President, Alejo Media
Anna Davalos MacDonald, is President and founder of Alejo Media, and an Emmy award winning producer with more than 20 years of experience in broadcast and production. Before Alejo she was the Executive Producer at EnergyNOW! and oversaw a 30 minute long-format news magazine. Her experience includes USA TODAY Live, NBC Newschannel, FOX News, The McLaughlin Group, and the Associated Press Online Video Network.
Desert Dreams Productions, LLC
Green Connections Radio™ Music
Green Connections Radio™ thanks Dick Wagner and Desert Dreams Productions, L.L.C. for the music in the IndieGoGo video. Dick Wagner is a rock and roll icon and we are grateful that he and the DDP team graciously donated the music to Green Connections Radio™.
The National Press Club
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Our staff fulfills more than 1,000 event video production requests each year at the National Press Club and venues throughout the east coast. The Broadcast Operations Center services include live webcasting, camera crews, studio services, video conferencing, editing, and video web files for our client’s digital and social media strategies. Using our services will help communicate your message to a global audience.
Since its founding in 1994, Ventana Productions has been recognized as a leader in providing creative services in a constantly changing media world. Our clients are as diverse as our ideas and solutions. Our success is rooted in our ability to adapt creatively and technically. We understand the changing nature of our industry and strive to keep our clients at the cutting edge of production, post-production and distribution.
Ventana’s corporate headquarters and our newly renovated studio are located at 1819 L St NW in Washington, D.C. Our New York City office and studio are located at 222 E. 44th St. Ventana Productions is a centralized resource for those seeking high end video production services and outstanding customer care.
Amy Sorter is a Contributor to Green Connections Radio™ who brings her experience working for several Fortune 500 Companies and founding EcoSavvyMoms.com to the show. EcoSavvyMoms is also an alliance of Green Connections Radio™. Amy has been blogging about living a green lifestyle for the past two years and is regularly featured as a guest expert on Parent Saver Radio. She has written articles for Natural Awakenings Magazine and San Diego Home and Garden, and has been a guest speaker and educator for parent groups around San Diego. Living a non-toxic eco-friendly lifestyle is Amy’s passion, and she always strives to bring information to her community on EcoSavvyMoms that promotes the Green Economy and women working within this important sector.