Welcome to Impact with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

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July 11, 2024

Building Metabolic Resilience with Dr. Thomas Seager of Morozko Forge

Dr. Thomas P Seager is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University. He is the founder of a new concept called Self-Actual Engineering that emphasizes application of design principles for the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Motivation, rather than the bottom. Seager also co-founded the Morozko Forge ice […]

July 10, 2024

Leading the Future of ITAD with Todd Zegers of Circular Integrity

Todd Zegers, the Founder and CEO of Circular Integrity, is a passionate entrepreneur and most recently the global leader of Ingram Micro’s ITAD & Reverse Logistics business unit from 2015 through 2022. His experience in the ITAD industry dates back to 2003, when he left his post at a top Tempe, AZ based IT reseller […]

July 9, 2024

Crafting Equitable and Sustainable Supply Chains with Whitney Kakos of Keurig Dr Pepper

Whitney Kakos is the Director of Supply Chain Sustainability at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP).  She leads the development of appropriate policies, strategies and partnerships for KDP to play a proactive role in promoting equitable and sustainable supply chains across its business.  With strong roots at the intersection of sustainability and coffee, first at UK-based Cafédirect […]

July 2, 2024

Serving Up a Healthy Diet of Impact and Purpose with Melanie Chow Li of Danone

As Vice President of Mission and Sustainability at Danone North America, Melanie Chow Li helps to advance Danone’s nature, health, and communities goals, as well as the company’s mission to bring health through food to as many people. Melanie’s primary focus at Danone is to deliver the region’s impact strategy and roadmap, such as implementing […]

June 27, 2024

Serving Up Delicious Change with Nil Zacharias of Plantega

Plantega’s founder and CEO Nil Zacharias is an entrepreneur, author, and strategic advisor with a passion for food systems change. He created Plantega, a company that’s on a mission to make plant-based food easier to access everywhere. He also hosts the Eat For The Planet Podcast  and co-authored the Eat For the Planet books. Nil has previously co-founded a […]

June 25, 2024

Traveling to a Greener Future with Kara Oldhouser of Amtrak

Kara Oldhouser is the Director of Sustainability at Amtrak, America’s intercity passenger railroad. Her 15+ years of professional experience in sustainability positioned her to tackle Amtrak’s diverse opportunities of adapting a centuries-old mode of transportation toward a resilient new era of rail. Her superpower of endless curiosity and a disarming smile help her collaborate on […]

June 20, 2024

Sharing the Taste of Tradition with Nadia Liu Spellman of Dumpling Daughter

Dumpling Daughter founder Nadia Liu Spellman’s parents launched the most high-end Chinese restaurant New England had ever seen in the 1980’s. Growing up in a family where fine cuisine and mom’s home cooking were essential, Nadia was inspired to launch Dumpling Daughter in 2014. As an ode and respect to what her parents started, today, […]

June 18, 2024

Empowering the Semiconductor Industry to Reduce its Footprint with Beth Elroy of Micron

Beth Elroy is Micron’s vice president of Global EHS and Sustainability, leading a worldwide team responsible for developing and implementing EHS and sustainability strategies. Beth joined Micron as an environmental engineer and has served in a wide range of roles including Environmental Manager, Engineering and Construction Manager, and Senior Director of Facilities. John Shegerian: Get […]

June 13, 2024

Disrupting the Battery Recycling Space with Leo Raudys of Call2Recycle

Leo Raudys is President CEO of Call2Recycle, North America’s longest running battery stewardship organization, working on a carbon and waste free future. As president and CEO at Call2Recycle, Leo Raudys is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of Call2Recycle.  Under Leo’s leadership, Call2Recycle is focused on leading the transformation of battery recycling through […]

June 11, 2024

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Our Pets with Joanne Dwyer of PetSmart

Joanne Dwyer oversees all corporate social responsibility, sustainability and communications initiatives at PetSmart. Joining the team in 2022 as PetSmart’s first vice president of CSR and sustainability, she developed the company’s CSR platform, A World Through Their Eyes, working to create a world as pets see it – more compassionate, inclusive, sincere, nature-loving and community-centric. John Shegerian: […]

June 6, 2024

Transforming America’s View of Plant-Based Eating with Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan

“Pinky” Cole Hayes is a Jamaican-American restaurateur, author, community activist, and owner of the Slutty Vegan restaurant chain and Bar Vegan in Atlanta, Georgia. Cole Hayes is a culinary disruptor in the industry, transforming America’s view of plant-based fast food and striving to make plant-based eating delicious, accessible, and enjoyable for vegans and flexitarians alike.  […]

June 5, 2024

Prioritizing Sustainability with Will Templeton of Amway

As Director of the Global Amway Brand, CSR and Content Production, Will Templeton is responsible for bringing Amway’s value to life in each affiliate market around the world by supporting enterprise environmental sustainability efforts and social impact including grants, volunteering and traceability. John Shegerian: Get the latest impact podcast right into your inbox each week. […]