Nikki Pava - Founder

Nikki PavaNikki is the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in planning and executing marketing communications and sustainability initiatives for mission-driven companies. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management and works in a strategic capacity with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profits to develop and reach specific, measurable goals.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitates vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday has hosted more than 300 events and is currently thriving in six cities across the country. In 2012, Renewable Energy News named Nikki one of the “Top 10 Women in Cleantech and Sustainability.”

Nikki’s background includes traveling the world interviewing CEOs and managing directors of some of the world’s largest companies. Her interviews focused on long-term economic strategy, environmental impact and social responsibility endeavors. Nikki currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Cleantech & Sustainability and Going Organic Magazine. Clients have included: DynaMedia SF – polished and refined their long-term growth strategy; Techology Forecasters/Blue Coat Systems – created and developed internal and external communications on its sustainability initiatives (such as its ISO 14001 certification); Greenopolis – focused on the execution of a unique online “event” with recycling experts; Williams-Sonoma – in a strategic capacity on a project to decrease waste in their stores; Burning Man LLC – led the development of a five-year sustainability plan; and Morrison & Foerster – as a marketing consultant helping it establish its new Cleantech Practice.

Nikki’s goal is to create awareness so people can make healthier choices in their business and own lives. She has an eye for seeing wasteful practices and is happy to share what she sees with others.

 

EcoTuesday Board of Directors

Nikki Pava - Founder/EcoTuesday

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Aaron S. Pava

Aaron is an Internet Strategist committed to social empowerment through innovative and pioneering technologies. In 2004, Aaron co-founded CivicActions, a professional services firm which provides Free and Open Source Web technology to non-profit, political and social-change organizations. CivicActions clients include the most notable organizations involved in human rights, social justice and transpersonal growth such as Amnesty International, ACLUCenter for Reproductive Rights, Architecture for Humanity, and EcoTuesday.

For over 15 years, Aaron has been coaching and facilitating workshops in transformation - creating extraordinary opportunities for men and women to deepen relationships, accomplish personal goals, and realize their authentic passions. Aaron currently leads workshops for the Arete Center for Excellence, one of the most pioneering workshops in the field of personal growth. In 2002 he helped establish The Men's Circle, which supports men in discovering and living their life purpose. Aaron has presented at numerous conferences and workshops speaking on the subjects of social activism, personal transformation and living authenticity.

Ian Rhett (representing CivicActions)

It’s all about forward motion for Ian Rhett. As self-styled talent manager and resource advocate at CivicActions, his role is two-fold: find the best people and put them in the right place at the right time. He honed his skills at Razorfish L.A., where he grew the cutting-edge web developer from thirteen to eighty employees within a year. A desire for ethical abundance brought him to CivicActions, where he is now a partner.

Being ahead of the curve has long fascinated Ian, especially as it relates to viral trajectories on the Internet. As a cause-driven musician, he is keen to understand how his music plays online. In an utterly grass-roots venture, he launched GenerateKindness.org to see how many like-named stickers he could get into circulation. The fact that he has nearly 100,000 yet-to-be-filled sticker requests speaks volumes on the Internet’s ability to focus human attention and compel people to take action.