Leon Kaye, Boston, Summer 2011
With over 20 years in communications and business development, Leon Kaye has emerged as a thought leader on making the business case for sustainability. After living and working in South Korea in the 1990s, Mr. Kaye moved back to his native California, where he led IT and sales training projects, sold business services to large corporations, and consulted companies on leveraging more sustainable business practices in order to reduce costs and improve their brand reputation. He has a presence in both Silicon Valley (San Jose) and San Joaquin Valley's Fresno. From 2013-2015, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he served as a communications officer for Masdar, Abu Dhabi Renewable Energy Company. A graduate of Fresno State, he also graduated with an MBA from USC's Marshall School of Business, and also completed a Master's degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
His focus is on helping organizations communicate their sustainability initiatives, and leveraging the power of social media to amplify those messages.
Organizations with which Mr. Kaye has worked include:
Aliance Middle East
Armenian Cultural Conservancy
ASQ (American Society for Quality)
Corporate Executive Board
County of Los Angeles
Fair Trade USA
Global Reporting Initiative
Internal Revenue Service
Parkman Triangle Group
Three Squares Inc.
Mr. Kaye has traveled to 70 countries, mostly for business, and of course for his greatest passion, travel. He has a keen interest in the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.ll School of Business, and also completed a Master's degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
His personal inspiration is his maternal grandmother, Ovsanna, who lost her family during the 1915 Armenian Genocide; after years in Lebanon and Cuba, she moved to the USA in the 1930s and eventually to Fresno, California, where her grandson attended university. He's a loyal subscriber to The Atlantic Monthly
, The Economist
, and Foreign Policy
magazines, which he reads voraciously. When he still has some free time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and weightlifting--and he is also a loyal fan of the Oakland A’s.ll School of Business, and also completed a Master's degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
You may also view Mr. Kaye’s LinkedIn profile
, though he prefers Twitter
and is also a huge fan of Instagram.ll School of Business, and also completed a Master's degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Villarrica, Chile, Fall 2015