Leslie R. Katz focuses on government law and policy, including energy, telecommunications, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. She helps optimize the political, legal, community and business contexts in which her clients operate. Her ability to provide strategic counsel, for startups to Fortune 500 companies and public entities, comes from her diverse experiences in the public and private sectors. Recent work has included representing consumer distribution and technology operations in blockchain and cryptocurrency, a hedge fund for cryptocurrencies and multiple constituents, including start-ups, industry leaders, and technology arms in various emerging technologies, including Smart Cities.
She is a former member of the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco, serving as chair and/or vice chair of numerous committees. As a board member, Leslie drafted and helped pass significant legislation related to technology, the environment, economic development, labor and human rights. She was also elected to the San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees and has served on the Port Commission of San Francisco. Leslie also served as the regional vice president of regulatory affairs for a Fortune 250 energy-services company and held executive roles with several technology companies.
Keith Meeks is the President & CEO of Global Food Technologies, Inc., a food safety research and development company, and iPura, the World’s first food safety brand. The Company focuses on microbial interventions on raw food products during production and for sanitation of food contact surfaces. Sustainable processes include SonoSteam which kills pathogens with a quick burst of steam and ultrasound, requiring no chemicals. Systems have been developed for seafood, chicken, and eggs, with other food projects under development. In 2008, Mr. Meeks completed course work in International Food Laws from Michigan State University, the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, and the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.
During his academic research positions based on his degrees in botany & biochemistry, Paul was already attracted to business and good governance. He changed towards organizational development and management positions as advisor/head organization at Dutch Post.
Triggered by his entrepreneurial nature, he started with professionals his SME in management consultancy; training and interim management. Transition management was the competitive edge.
As part of his personal development, he took an Executive MBA in NL, F, the USA where his global approach emerged.
Thrived by strong beliefs in profitability of sustainable business and due to his personal development Paul retreated from this industry and initiated new companies in PR China, Indonesia, Europe; Companies with a strong emphasis on development, sustainable - & system innovation.
In his global NEO positions at advisory boards with emphasis on ‘green economy’ and the seafood industry, he contributes to business development with emphasis on transparency, innovative approaches, and good governance. And last but not least: the global younger generations. Our Common Future.