February 21, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Highland Tap & Burger
2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver , CO 80211
About Marc Ross
Marc Ross is an experienced attorney and thought leader in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of Rock the Earth, a national environmental advocacy organization that works closely with the music industry. During his time at Rock the Earth, Marc established mutually-beneficial programs with some of the biggest bands in rock music including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Allman Brothers Band, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, and with numerous festival partners including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. In addition to working at the intersection of fan and artist activation around environmental issues, Rock the Earth achieved numerous environmental accomplishments including playing significant roles in the establishment of two national monuments, the protection of over a quarter of a million acres of wilderness, and the activation of millions of music fans across North America.
Between 1998 and 2004, Marc was one of four in-house environmental attorneys at Alcoa Inc., serving as the company's primary water counsel and counseling the company on a wide variety of national and international environmental compliance, permitting and remediation issues. Prior to that, Marc was Assistant Counsel in the Pennsylvania DEP Office of Chief Counsel's Southcentral Region Litigation Office. While at DEP, Marc represented the Department in matters related to mining, water quality and hazardous waste.
Since departing Rock the Earth in early 2016, Marc has been consulting companies on matters surrounding Corporate Social Responsibility. To that end, he has been helping to build out "purposeful" brands in both the cannabis and non-cannabis space, with an emphasis on strategic, integrated, and authentic community and employee engagement, corporate philanthropy, and sustainability.
A frequent speaker and panelist on the intersection of music, sustainability and activism, Marc has curated and/or led discussions and panels at the South By Southwest Music Conference, the National Conference for Media Reform, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, the Echo Project Festival, Arise Music Festival, Jam Cruise, and other events.
Marc received his B.A. in 1990 from the Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. in 1993 from the Dickinson School of Law. In 2016, Marc obtained an Executive Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Leeds School of Business of the University of Colorado (Boulder). He is a former Council member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Environmental Section (1999-2002).
Our Table of 10 event provides MHYP members an opportunity to meet and converse with top-level business, community, and social leaders in Denver. These private lunches will give you exclusive access to people who's time is at a premium, in a setting that promotes open conversation. Come prepared to ask questions and learn from the best Denver has to offer. This exclusive event is limited to 10 MHYP Members and registration opens at 10am on Wednesday one week prior to the event.