November Town Hall

Creative Leadership

Our special guest for the September Town Hall is Megan Dobratz

President at Native Sustainability | Native Sustainability 

Topic: Material Matchmaking: The power of connections for waste reduction.

Megan Dobratz, LEED AP Megan has two decades of experience working in the sustainability field. Her expertise includes resource management, including energy and water, with a focus on waste. She leverages her knowledge, relationships, and creativity to help clients make business choices that support their environmental and social commitments, profit motives, and human capital. She leads the team at Native Sustainability – a group of natural problem solvers who bring enthusiasm and a collaborative approach to helping clients overcome obstacles, synthesize their unique positioning and ultimately achieve their strategic objectives to create a more sustainable business. Their clients range from local nonprofits to large venues such as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Metropolitan Airports, the MN State Fair. She serves on the board of Voyageurs Conservancy – the official nonprofit partner for Voyageurs National Park. Megan lives in Minneapolis, loves anything outdoors and believes that you should always pack a swimsuit.

Google Meet Link

Tuesday, November 28

1:00pm – 2:00pm Central Time

Dawn Keene / Director

Dawn Keene is the president of Studio Change, a company offering sustainability consulting services. Prior to Studio Change, Dawn has served as president of Keene Design, Inc. an award-winning Atlanta-based firm specializing in graphic design for over a decade.

Her previous affiliations have included High-Performance Healthy Schools Committee for USGBC Atlanta (United States Green Building Council), serving as the membership chair and on the sustainability committee for AIGA Atlanta (American Institute of Graphic Arts AIGA.) Her work has been featured on Sustainable Brands and published in Graphic Design U.S.A. In addition, she has participated in panel discussions on various topics such as environmental design and community outreach.

Her life mission is to empower communities and individuals to take positive action towards building a more sustainable future through education and community outreach. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and graduated from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program in 2013.