Staff

Laury Hammel, Executive Director

LauryHeadshotRcroppedLaury founded the Sustainable Business Network (SBN was originally New England Business Association for Social Responsibility (NEBASR)) in 1988, and has been leading the sustainable business movement in Massachusetts ever since.  He is the owner and president of The Longfellow Clubs – a group of health and recreation clubs in the Greater Boston area- considered to be among the greenest health clubs in the U.S.

Laury has been the Executive Director of SBN since 2008 and provides overall leadership and visioning for the organization and its programs.  Laury has been instrumental in founding numerous additional regional and national networks including Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).

 

 

 

Amy Klein, Director of Marketing & Communications
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Amy graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI in 2010 with a B.S. in Communications. Through working with Americorps and other organizations, she found her dedication to nonprofits and went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Amy was the events manager for Redamte, a nonprofit, farm to table cafe in downtown Madison.

Amy is passionate about alternative transportation and primarily travels by bicycle. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, Tom, and cats, Lucy and Bella, and is enjoying exploring the Boston area. She is enjoying finding new local shops and restaurants and is currently working toward her MBA in Marketing from Northeastern University. She is excited to help move SBN forward!

 

 

Maddie Phadke, Managing Director
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Maddie Phadke joined our team in November has been doing a wonderful job managing the Local Food Program. Maddie graduated from DAVV, India with a MBA in Marketing. She previously worked at WGBH as a National Sales coordinator. In 2009, she founded RangManch, an event management company that specializes in fundraising for nonprofit organizations and has always been an advocate for sustainability, local food, animal rights, & child education.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 7 year old son and volunteering for various charities. She is a vegetarian who loves trying out local foods.

 

 

 

Brian Watson, Membership & Local First Coordinator

Brian graduated from Amherst College in May 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Psychology. During his time at Amherst, Brian interned with CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture), helping run their Local Hero campaign, and building upon a strong personal appreciation for local food and sustainability. After graduation, Brian worked for NESCAUM (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management), advancing the organization’s work in clean air policy on regional and national levels.

Outside of the office, Brian enjoys working for a local farmstand at Boston Public Market, and volunteering as the Co-Director of Events & Programming for YNPN Boston (Young Nonprofit Professional Network). Brian loves to adventure outdoors, read far too many e-books at the same time, and explore the local restaurant and craft beer scene.