Mitchell Beer / Smarter Shift
Mitchell Beer is President of Smarter Shift, an Ottawa-based company that specializes in:
- Content generation, management, and marketing
- Social media strategy design and delivery
- Climate and energy communications
- Low-carbon meeting design
- Conference content capture.
Beer is curator of The Energy Mix, a twice-weekly newsmagazine on energy, climate change, and the transition to a low-carbon future. He traces his work as a renewable energy/energy efficiency communicator to October 1977, and began working in climate change communications, research, and advocacy in 1997.
John Walls / CTIA
John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls’ primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.
Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.
Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.