Sonia Succar Ferré is a passionate environmental leader with over 15 years managing diverse organizations and projects tackling the most pressing climate challenges. As a LEED AP, she began her career as a field engineer for Turner Construction on the region’s largest multi-modal project, the $2 billion Miami Intermodal Center, implementing the company’s first comprehensive on-site recycling program. As the Environmental Project Manager to the City of Miami, Sonia implemented Miami’s first Climate Action Plan, and oversaw the development of the Miami Green Lab Resource Center, a LEED Silver Certified Building structure. As the Environmental Manager for the City of Coral Gables, Sonia implemented the City’s first comprehensive Sustainability Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan and Tree Succession Plan. Sonia most recently held executive positions at two leading non-profit environmental organizations in the country, where she launched the first $10 million global water prize on phosphorus pollution for The Everglades Foundation and established the first urban conservation program for The Nature Conservancy in Florida. Sonia is Vice Chair of the City of Miami Forever Bond Citizens Oversight Board. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Growth Management from Rollins College, and an M.A. in Environmental Management from Harvard University. Sonia is President of SONIA LLC, a consulting firm helping to advance urban resilience in a place-based, integrated, inclusive, and risk-aware manner. She currently serves as a strategic advisor for The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. She lives in the City of Miami with her husband Jose Javier, and their two sons.