Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is an award-winning, creative, business and communications leader, public speaker and reporter/producer, who produces and hosts the acclaimed radio-podcast Green Connections Radio™, chosen by USA Today as one of six top podcasts, especially for business travelers. Joan interviews innovators and leaders from business, government, media, academia, the arts, and non-profits, on issues related to innovating in the energy-clean-tech-sustainability space – and features mostly women. Blogs and articles of Joan’s can be found on: the Huffington Post, TheAtlantic.com, LinkedIn, Greenbiz.com, Career2.0, and WTOP (the top radio station in the U.S., by sales) where she has been the on-air green expert. In 2015, Joan was nominated for the White House Champion of Change Award and a finalist for the prestigious C3E Award. Joan has generated millions in revenue and branding for top companies, government agencies and non-profits, and worked with top media entities, including national television news magazine shows. A focus on leveraging creative strategies and partnerships to drive results is a hallmark of Joan’s successes, with specializations in innovation, women’s advancement, sustainability/clean tech, and thought leadership. A dynamic public speaker, Joan has addressed many conferences and events, including the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Naval Academy, and academic, professional and corporate events.