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Panelists

Moderator, Erin Fish - Wanderwell Travel Insurance

Erin Fish co-founded Wanderwell in 2016, inspired and motivated by the desire to positive insurance experiences for travelers, and to create an insurance company built on a foundation of accountability, transparency, equity, and environmental impact. His 13+ years of insurance industry experience as an agent/broker for employee benefits and health, life, travel, and international health insurance lines of coverage lends to his desire to innovate on products, service, and business structure to make make obtaining coverage and utilizing coverage much easier.

Wanderwell is a Portland-based social enterprise travel insurance agency committed to guiding travelers towards comprehensive, yet cost-effective plans, giving you peace of mind on your adventures.  A proud Certified B Corp that donates 10% of annual revenue to established nonprofit members of 1% for the Planet - an organization focused on social impact and environmental stewardship - and to other nonprofit organizations that promote sustainable travel. You go, we give...

Erin lives with his family in Portland, OR, and is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Environmental Studies. As an active participant in local and national B Corp and 1% for the Planet committees, he is a passionate advocate for using business as a driving force for making positive social and environmental impact. 

Brandie Ettinger - Hopworks Urban Brewery

Brandie Ettinger, Co-Owner of Hopworks Urban Brewery, was born is Slidell, Louisiana and spent her childhood in Dallas, Texas. Her family moved up to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1980’s. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University. She worked as a therapist in cognitive rehabilitation for several years before taking on the most rewarding job of her life, being a mom to her two beautiful children! 

In 2008, Brandie and her husband, Christian, brewmaster and founder, started Hopworks Urban Brewery. HUB was started with the intent on cultivating beer culture, creating a casual community “hub” for people to gather, and test the practical limits of sustainability. The business embodies the passions for people, beer, food and both the built and natural environment.  Hopworks Urban Brewery is the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and their campus is the first Salmon-Safe Certified brewery in the world. They donate 1% of the wholesale brewery sales to environmental non-profits and is proud to be family-owned and operated, employing over 150 people in Oregon and Washington. Hopworks serves neighborhoods through donations, profit sharing, and volunteering with local non-profit organizations. Simply stated, Hopworks is Brewing Beer as a Force for Good.

Ashley Henry - Business for a Better Portland

Ashley Henry is the founding Executive Director for Business For A Better Portland. She leads the organization’s efforts to engage Portland’s business leaders in the civic processes that shape the direction of the city. She is passionate about ensuring that our community’s business leaders are connected with strategic opportunities to bring greater shared prosperity to all Portlanders. At less than 3 years old, the organization has grown to almost 400 members. 

BBPDX focuses its efforts on engaging its members on critical issues facing the city, region and state. Focus areas include the housing and homelessness crisis; the need for safe and efficient transportation, and the imperative to create greater economic opportunity for all. 

Her work prior to BBPDX has been at the intersection of the business, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Her areas of focus have included community development, affordable housing, impact investing, climate and renewable energy policy, and fish and watershed restoration. 

Ben Oh - Fully

Ben, VP of Marketing at Fully, joined Ergo Depot in August 2016, leading the rebrand from Ergo Depot to Fully. In August 2019, Fully became a Knoll "constellation" brand. At Wieden+Kennedy, through helping to digitally integrate Nike brand communications, to globally launching Levi's Go Forth, Ben got a firsthand perspective of what Dan Wieden meant by 'being at the eye of the cultural storm.' Ben began his career with MGM, and now Sony Pictures, transitioning from film to digital. Ben has always been very fortunate to be a part of working through big ideas that lead to a cultural shift.  

He earned his BA in English with a minor in Film Studies from Brandeis University in 2004. He enjoys engaging within his local community, coaching his daughters' soccer teams, and celebrating everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Mitch Rofsky - Better World Club

Mitch Rofsky has devoted his entire career to socially responsible business. He has been present at the creation of a number of important progressive business institutions: the National Cooperative Bank (over $2 billion in assets), the Working Assets Mutual Funds, Business for Social Responsibility (over 2,000 business members), and Better World Club (25,000 members…and fleets).

Once upon a time, Mitch was an attorney for Ralph Nader, where he lobbied Congress for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch (before Nader became a politician).

Mitch was the first Chair of Business for Social Responsibility and is a Director of the American Sustainable Business Council.

In 1996, the environmental community approached Mitch to help fight AAA on policy matters.  Mitch was certainly open to this but thought that perhaps AAA had earned a competitor.  Thus, was Better World Club formed.

Mitch is currently the President of Better World Club, the only contemporary alternative to AAA and other auto clubs, as well as a certified B Corporation.  Better World not only fights AAA’s “highway lobby” policy agenda, but also offers distinctive services such as free Carbon Offsets for its insurance clients, discounted fees for hybrid/electric car owners, and bicycle roadside assistance, which it invented.

Mitch’s writing on business and politics has been published by The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Examiner, The Huffington Post and many others.