Talk Series
Thursday, June 11
1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
Elevating Sustainability Efforts, Mindfulness & Privacy
Thoughtful measures that protect our environment, headspace and health, must be included in meetings and events. Period. Let’s discuss today’s increased focus and ways to do this well. Then … how do we do all this in a Data Privacy compliant world?  
Molly Kievit
Senior Director of Campus Sales at Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Molly Kievit is the Senior Director of Campus Sales for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), owner of McCormick Place Convention Center, the nation’s largest convention center, as well as the 10,000 seat Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. She is responsible for accelerating the growth of campus-wide sales, collaborating with the leadership teams of each business unit and helping to establish McCormick Square as a global destination.
Prior to joining MPEA, Molly was the Director of Corporate Citywide Sales for Choose Chicago and also spent 15 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation as Global Sales Director. She has been actively involved in the hospitality industry for 20 years.

Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton
Founder, Astrapto LLC
Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is Founder and Chief Change Agent of Astrapto LLC, which offers courses, coaching, and consulting to advance sustainability in hospitality, events, travel, and other services industries. Her passion is to make sustainability practical and positive for people whose job title is not sustainability, but who have a passion to drive positive impact in and through their organizations.
Aurora loves helping people realize their potential while discovering a greater purpose for good in business. She regularly speaks on both leadership and operational angles of implementing sustainability initiatives.