Speaker Date Topic
Betsy McGinn, CEO of McGinn eComm Apr 15, 2020 12:30 PM
Amazon: How Innovative Brands Are Reinventing the Path to Market
Amazon: How Innovative Brands Are Reinventing the Path to Market

Betsy McGinn CEO of McGinn eComm: As Seventh Generation's first eCommerce channel director, Betsy pioneered the company's innovative eComm strategy and created a thriving multimillion-dollar partnership with Amazon. Since founding McGinn eComm in 2014, Betsy has worked with hundreds of natural products brands to successfully launch, optimize, and recalibrate their Amazon business. From product development and profitability analysis to alignment of their multifunctional teams, McGinn eComm guides clients through every step of this complex channel, helping to ensure successful and profitable online businesses. With more than a decade of eCommerce experience, Betsy is a thought-leader and regular speaker at workshops and conferences globally.

Roosanne Foust, President & CEO, SAMCEDA May 20, 2020
The Economic Landscape of San Mateo County
The Economic Landscape of San Mateo County

As the President & CEO of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA), Ms. Foust is the leading voice of the business community in San Mateo County and across the Bay Area on issues important to maintaining a strong local and regional economy, attracting and retaining major employers and good jobs, and creating partnerships between business and government to address the critical issues of affordable housing, traffic congestion, mobility improvements, and maintaining a good quality of life. 

During her tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) in California, Rosanne Foust has accomplished several objectives for the organization, including increasing membership, developing the annual Awards of Excellence to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and contributing to the advancement of high-speed transit in the area.

In addition to serving with SAMCEDA, Rosanne Foust served ten years on the board of directors of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, including fives years as chair, where she played a key role in the allocation of funds for improving rail, highway and street infrastructure and the investment of $445 million in current transportation projects.  For twelve years (2003-2015) she proudly served on Redwood City Council with two terms as vice mayor and a term as mayor (2007-2009).  

Rosanne Foust has a long history of working on issues related to the health and restoration of the San Francisco Bay including her work on sea level rise issues, restoring Bair Island wetlands, and serving for seven years on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority as a founding board member representing San Mateo County.