Amy Skoczlas Cole is the managing director of the Water Main, a new national initiative from American Public Media Group to engage Americans in seeing and experiencing 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 over two decades in Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and leading non-profits. Before joining APMG, Amy 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, she 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, she 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, Amy was a leader in CI’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.