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President and CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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 Matt Petersen Biography

Matt Petersen is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. He is also the former president, CEO and board member of Global Green USA. He joined Global Green USA in 1994. Over the last 14 years, Petersen has built Global Green U.S.A., the United States affiliate of Green Cross International (GCI), into one of the country's pre-eminent environmental organizations.

Building on Global Greens mission to foster a value shift towards a safer, more sustainable world, Petersen has helped develop and guide the organizations growing programs of fighting climate change; promoting green building and renewable energy; ensuring access to clean water for all of humanity; and, eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

In the aftermath of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, Petersen put forth a vision and mobilized resources to create the Global Green "Healthy Homes and Smart Neighborhoods" initiative which resulted in: the New Orleans Sustainable Design Competition with Jury Chair Brad Pitt; the NOLA Green Schools Initiative funded by the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund; and work with Habitat for Humanity throughout the Gulf Coast to create more energy efficient housing.

Petersen serves is an experienced spokesperson who been featured in international media, including: Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, the LA Times, BusinessWeek, PBS, the Associated Press, Reuters and numerous others. Several instances include writing opeds with and doing joint interviews with several prominent figures including President Mikhail Gorbachev, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Salma Hayek. With President Gorbachev, Petersen chaired the Energy Dialogues in Barcelona, Spain in June 2004 and has appeared at dozens of press events with him discussing critical international environmental issues. With Pitt, Petersen appeared on the NBC Today Show four times with Pitt (1) and spearheaded the Sustainable Design Competition for the Green Rebuilding of New Orleans that resulted in the groups Holy Cross Project (2). With DiCaprio, Petersen co-authored an oped after Hurricane Katrina on global warming that appeared on the front page of Le Monde, as well as in the Yimburi Shimbumas well as calling on President Bush in 2002 to attend the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, raising awareness about the world water crisis (3) and calling on citizens to respond to the call to act on global warming (4). With Hayek, Petersen traveled with her, Jake Gyllenhaal, politicians, and business leaders to see first hand the impacts of global warming upon the Arctic and the Inuit people at several events together.

In 2008 Matt was honored as the Hillary Institutes inaugural Hillary Senior Fellow and serves on a number of advisory boards. Those include Discovery Communications Planet Green, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and serves on the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Advisory Board, as well as the Automotive X Prize Advisory Board.

Previously, Petersen has served as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and as Executive Director of Americans for a Safe Future, where he helped lead a successful campaign to promote alternative radioactive waste policies.

Petersen is also active in his community as a member of the Santa Monica Task Force on the Environment. He holds a BA in Political Science from California State University at Chico and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Matt Petersen

President and CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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Matt Petersen Biography

Matt Petersen is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. He is also the former president, CEO and board member of Global Green USA. He joined Global Green USA in 1994. Over the last 14 years, Petersen has built Global Green U.S.A., the United States affiliate of Green Cross International (GCI), into one of the country's pre-eminent environmental organizations.

Building on Global Greens mission to foster a value shift towards a safer, more sustainable world, Petersen has helped develop and guide the organizations growing programs of fighting climate change; promoting green building and renewable energy; ensuring access to clean water for all of humanity; and, eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

In the aftermath of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, Petersen put forth a vision and mobilized resources to create the Global Green "Healthy Homes and Smart Neighborhoods" initiative which resulted in: the New Orleans Sustainable Design Competition with Jury Chair Brad Pitt; the NOLA Green Schools Initiative funded by the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund; and work with Habitat for Humanity throughout the Gulf Coast to create more energy efficient housing.

Petersen serves is an experienced spokesperson who been featured in international media, including: Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, the LA Times, BusinessWeek, PBS, the Associated Press, Reuters and numerous others. Several instances include writing opeds with and doing joint interviews with several prominent figures including President Mikhail Gorbachev, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Salma Hayek. With President Gorbachev, Petersen chaired the Energy Dialogues in Barcelona, Spain in June 2004 and has appeared at dozens of press events with him discussing critical international environmental issues. With Pitt, Petersen appeared on the NBC Today Show four times with Pitt (1) and spearheaded the Sustainable Design Competition for the Green Rebuilding of New Orleans that resulted in the groups Holy Cross Project (2). With DiCaprio, Petersen co-authored an oped after Hurricane Katrina on global warming that appeared on the front page of Le Monde, as well as in the Yimburi Shimbumas well as calling on President Bush in 2002 to attend the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, raising awareness about the world water crisis (3) and calling on citizens to respond to the call to act on global warming (4). With Hayek, Petersen traveled with her, Jake Gyllenhaal, politicians, and business leaders to see first hand the impacts of global warming upon the Arctic and the Inuit people at several events together.

In 2008 Matt was honored as the Hillary Institutes inaugural Hillary Senior Fellow and serves on a number of advisory boards. Those include Discovery Communications Planet Green, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and serves on the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Advisory Board, as well as the Automotive X Prize Advisory Board.

Previously, Petersen has served as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and as Executive Director of Americans for a Safe Future, where he helped lead a successful campaign to promote alternative radioactive waste policies.

Petersen is also active in his community as a member of the Santa Monica Task Force on the Environment. He holds a BA in Political Science from California State University at Chico and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

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  • How to book Matt Petersen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matt Petersen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Matt Petersen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matt Petersen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matt Petersen?

    Booking fees for Matt Petersen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matt Petersen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matt Petersen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matt Petersen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Petersen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matt Petersen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matt Petersen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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