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Ceres President's Council

The President’s Council is a valued leadership body of Ceres. President’s Council members serve as ambassadors for the organization and enhance Ceres’ impact through direct support, professional expertise, and outreach to new partners and networks.
Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Co-Founder, Davis Bateson Group, LLC

Marcia has close to three decades of experience in strategic, managerial and leadership roles for corporations, not for profits, financial divisions and financial services organizations. A hands-on problem solver, she has a demonstrated ability to align and integrate disparate groups within organizations, and to develop and implement doable, creative, financially viable solutions.

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Michael J. Bradley

Michael J. Bradley

President and Founder, M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC

Michael has more than 30 years of professional experience working on behalf of state and federal agencies, a diverse set of private sector companies and nonprofit organizations. He is known for his expertise in strategic policy development, business strategy, sustainability, and for having an in-depth understanding of environmental regulatory and legislative issues.

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Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Managing Director, Empirical Asset Management

Bill Davis is Managing Director of Empirical Asset Management, based in Newton, MA. Empirical was formed in 2010 to bring to market a set of rules-based investment strategies that eliminate emotional decision-making from the investment process. In its first 24 months, Empirical has grown to $135 million in assets under management, with clients that include endowments, family offices, investment advisors, and individuals. On August 1, 2013, Empirical launched its first rules-based product linked to Sustainability.

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Richard Eno

Richard Eno

Richard Eno, CFA, is an independent management advisor focused on the energy, chemicals and materials industries. Mr. Eno has deep expertise in strategy development and the application of emerging technology across each of these industries. He has over 30 years of industry experience in a range of senior leadership positions including as a public company CEO.

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Charles D. Esdaile

Charles D. Esdaile

Managing Partner, Altenex

Charles is a co-founder and managing partner of Altenex, an energy management network and marketplace that Fortune 500 companies use to source clean energy for their facilities and power portfolios. Altenex's customers include Dow Chemical, General Motors, Microsoft, Home Depot and Procter and Gamble. They use Altenex to identify ways that clean energy can be used to control their energy costs and improve the environmental performance of their operations. Altenex also actively provides advisory services to companies that are interested in establishing and achieving goals for the use of clean energy as part of their broader sustainability and supply chain management initiatives.

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Jonathan Halperin

Jonathan Halperin

Founder & President, Designing Sustainability

Jonathan Halperin designs, manages and helps execute sustainability projects for global corporations and multilateral organizations; nonprofits, schools and foundations; and the media.

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Peter Miscovich

Peter Miscovich

Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

As Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle ($4 Billion Global Real Estate Advisory Firm) – Peter develops innovative Real Estate Strategies and Workplace Transformation solutions for the firm’s Global 100 clients.

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William J. Schnoor Jr.

William J. Schnoor Jr.

Partner, Goodwin Procter

Bill Schnoor, a partner in and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group and one of the leaders of Goodwin Procter’s interdisciplinary practice focusing on investments in alternative energy and clean technologies, concentrates in the areas of business and securities law, private equity and acquisitions. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2005, after a 21-year career with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

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Alicia Seiger

Alicia Seiger

Deputy Director, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance

Alicia Seiger is the Deputy Director of the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance. She is responsible for managing the center’s strategic development and operations. She also leads the center’s work to identify opportunities for non-traditional investors to fill financing gaps in the new energy economy.

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John F. Williams, II

John F. Williams, II

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Impact Infrastructure, LLC.

Mr. Williams joined Ceres’ Presidents’ Council in 2013. He spent 35 years as an advisor to public entities beginning with roles as a community liaison on major transportation initiatives in New York City. He worked in twenty countries and twenty six states amassing a $10 billion track record for successful project development.

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Richard E. Zimmerman

Richard E. Zimmerman

Richard E. Zimmerman is an experienced financial industry professional with a background in wealth management and sustainability. He has held senior leadership positions at banks, brokerage firms, and multi-family offices. He has also served in strategic roles for organizations in the areas of transformational finance and impact grant making as well as for causes such as the environment, AIDS, and child advocacy.

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