Executive Director

Ryan Vogel

Founder and Executive Director, Ryan Vogel, a graduate of University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business brings a lifetime education of entrepreneurship and leadership to Pure Blue. Featured in Forbes 30 under 30, High Country News’ 10 People under 30 Changing the West, and nominated for Geekwire’s 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Alliance Chair

Egils Milbergs

Egils Milbergs is a noted thought leader and strategist on innovation, technology commercialization, and competitiveness. Egils is a Harvard graduate with 25+ years’ experience managing multi-stakeholder competitiveness and innovation initiatives. He is the Founder and President of the Center for Accelerating Innovation, former Executive Director of the WA Economic Development Commission, and Advisor for the WA Business Alliance.

Technical Strategist

Teri A. Floyd, PhD

Dr. Floyd has been performing environmental investigations and cleanups since the late 1970’s. With degrees in both chemistry and engineering, her career led her through academia and eventually she found herself in consulting. Teri brings 40+ years of experience in the environmental conservation field to Pure Blue, offering a deep wealth of knowledge and advice.

Aqualyst Program Manager

Marielle Larson

Marielle is a change management and social innovation strategists, who's passionate about water scarcity. Marielle previously managed the XPRIZE Foundation's crowd sourced prize-design program, Visioneers, designing prize competitions to tackle society's Grand Challenges.  As an XPRIZE Fellow, Marielle also designed a prize competition to incentivize decentralized water reuse and real-time water quality data. Prior to XPRIZE, Marielle was a Federal consultant at Deloitte where she founded a community of social intrapreneurs.

Solving water challenges requires collaborative action.

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