Amy Skoczlas Cole


Amy Skoczlas Cole is managing director of American Public Media's water initiative, The Water Main. Cole has worked at the intersection of the economy, environment, and society in a variety of roles at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and foundations on both coasts and in Minnesota. Previously, she served as Pentair's first-ever vice president of corporate social responsibility. She also oversaw the company's sustainability efforts and served as the executive director of The Pentair Foundation, and led Pentair's signature Project Safe Water. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Cole was eBay's first sustainability executive.
Cole founded a strategic advisory firm focused on re-imagining the systems that deliver clean water, sustainable food, and renewable energy to society.
Cole started her career at Conservation International, (CI), where she was a founding Vice President of CI's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business.
She also is the founding chair of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, an initiative created with Minnesota Fortune 500 companies, driving next generation sustainability leadership for the region and business community.