Amy Skoczlas Cole is the managing director of the Water Main, a new national initiative from American Public Media Group (APMG) to engage Americans to see and experience the value of water and the vital role it plays in all aspects of our lives.
Cole has worked at the intersection of the global environment and society for more than two decades in Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and leading non-profits. Before joining APMG, she was the founder of a strategic advisory firm focused on re-imagining the systems that deliver clean water, sustainable food, and renewable energy to society. As part of this work, Cole serves as the founding co-chair of the MN Sustainable Growth Coalition, a group of more than 30 global businesses and organizations collaborating to drive a circular economy, regenerative and sustainable by design.
Previously, Cole served Pentair’s first-ever vice president of corporate social responsibility, was eBay Inc.’s most senior sustainability leader, and was a founding vice president of Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. Over the course of 13 years, she was a leader in Conservation International’s efforts to design and build best environmental and social practices across key industrial sectors, including global agriculture, forestry, energy, mining, and the built environment.