OUR CORE TEAM

OUR CORE TEAM

We have worked with organizations and businesses all over the world to help them solve deep systematic problems. With backgrounds in Green Building,  Impact Investing, Design Thinking, Branding, Systems Design, Software Platforms, AI, Organization Design, we are uniquely positioned to support a regenerative way of living, working and playing together. 

MARK DEHNER

45 years Commercial Real Estate; Pioneer in Transformational Experiences; Founder Land as Art.

ESTEBAN JACQUES

Mathematician &
Founder C3 Consensus,
Paris, Boston, Mexico City. Consultant to Harvard
& MIT on Artificial Intelligence. 

MARK BEAM

Co-Founder Social
Capital Markets (SOCAP)
CATAPULTA Social Innovation
Festival and Former Dir. Innovation
& Design, Kauffman Foundation. 

BOB BERKEBILE

FAIA; Principal Emeritus
BNIM Architects; World
Renowned Environmentalist;
Co-Founder USGBC and
LEED Building Certification

NEERAJ SONALKAR

Executive Director of Stanford Center for Human Innovation & Design Research.

ADE MABOGUNJE

Stanford Senior Research Engineer focused on building and developing ecosystems that support accelerated innovation. 

BRIAN WEINBERG

Former COO NEXUS;
$100+ million in
impact investments
transactions

JESSE BEAUDIN

Director of Research and Institute Programs UMKC; Business Development

DR TONY CARUSO

Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Research
and Professor Department
of Physics and Astronomy

DR SARA MORRISSON

Professor of English at Jewell College; Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

JENNIFER TIDWELL

City of Kansas City Neighborhood Housing Services, previously Region 7 Administrator at US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 

PRENTISS EARL III

Director of Development at Sion Preparatory Academy; 20 years in local community development with a focus on minority empowerment.

DINA NEWMAN

25 years of community engagement; Director of the UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods

KATIE BAKER

Director of Innovation
at Anthem Health; 12 years in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Kauffman Foundation

DR DANIEL WILDCAT

Professor and Co-
director of the Haskell Indian Nations University Environmental Research Studies Center   

SHOMARI BENTON

Attorney/ Partner at Benton, Lloyd and Chung; 20 years community development 

OUR ADVISORY GROUP

Our Core Team is emboldened by a group of leaders from across the country who have all broken new ground before -  leading by example to imagine and then build new regenerative pathways; those pathways include developing perennial food crops, innovative products that mimic nature, strategies for carbon drawdown, investing through an inclusive social lens, activism addressing racial injustice, storytelling aspirational futures, and new technologies for a net positive humanity.

WENDELL BERRY

Poet, essayist, activist, farmer, and novelist Wendell Berry's work is grounded in the notion that one's work ought to be rooted in and responsive to one's place. The author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, 

REV DR GERALD L DURLEY

A student leader in the 19060’s Civil Rights Movement Dr. Durley is Pastor (Emeritus) of Providence Missionary Baptist Church  is an activist in the environmental justice movement advocating for the educational, scientific, business, political, and faith communities to seek common solutions.

NICK TILSEN

Nick Tilsen is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and founding Executive Director of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation that works in the development of a sustainable regenerative community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

JANINE BENYUS

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and Co-Founder of the Biomimicry Institute. Her book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature in 1997, led to a practice that learns from and mimics strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges.

MAJORA CARTER

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcasteren business and the environment.

PAUL HAWKEN

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and activist. He is author of Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming  and a soon to be released book entitled Regeneration. 

WAYNE SILBY

Wayne Silby co-founded Calvert Investments, a $13 billion socially responsible investment management group, founding chair of Impact Assets, a $1billion donor advised fund and Syntao, Ltd., a CSR consulting firm based in Beijing with offices around China. 

TOM CHI

Tom Chi is Founding Partner of At One Ventures investing in early-stage deep tech ventures where humanity is a net positive to nature; Former head of product experience at Google X including Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.

TALIA ARNOW

Talia Arnow's experiences studying ecology, building a social enterprise, and investing  in social good challenge our inherited operating models that perpetuate siloed, solutions responsible for inequality and environmental destruction.

WES JACKSON

Wes Jackson is a biologist, botanist, geneticist and leader in the international movement for sustainable agriculture. He is founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute.

KAMAL SINCLAIR

Kamal is Executive Director of the Guild of Future Architects and former Director of Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs. A leader in the social justice movement she works at the convergence of film, art, media and technology.

CONTACT US.

Address

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

Email

info@heartlandP5.com

 

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