The Earthpace Team
Kenneth Markowitz, owner and founder of Earthpace LLC, has provided legal and consulting services to governments, industry, and civil society clients to achieve environmental policy objectives and legal requirements through strategic planning and partnership building.
Prior to founding Earthpace in January 2000, Ken achieved success both domestically and internationally. Ken served as a senior counsel to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, where he received several national honors for the implementation of innovative approaches to rapid, legally defensible responses to environmental emergencies. He also practiced law in private firms, counseling corporate and municipal clients in over 30 states on air, water, and most other major federal environmental regulatory programs.
Ken manages the work of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement on both emission trading and performance measurement, in addition to being closely involved in all aspects of the Network’s strategic planning, partnership building, regional network development, and capacity building efforts.
He has assisted environmental decision makers in applying technologies, including the Web, geographic information systems, and satellite remote sensing, in planning, response, assessment, and enforcement contexts. He published "The Legal Challenges and Market Rewards to the Use of Satellite Remote Sensing as Evidence," 12 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. 219 (2002).Earthpace teamed with the University College of London to explore the potential for satellite remote sensing data as a tool to respond to conventional inspection and enforcement techniques and foster international cooperation.
Education, Academic Experience, and Memberships
Ken earned a BBA in finance from Emory University's Goizueta Business School (1985) and a JD from the Washington College of Law (WCL), The American University (1989), serving as an editor of the Journal of International Law and Policy and a dean's fellow in tax law.
As a member of the Adjunct Faculty at WCL, Ken teaches environmental law and policy, and currently is the alumni advisor for the school's Sustainable Development Law & Policy Journal. Ken is also a Senior Fellow at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ken is a member of District of Columbia Bar Association.
is Earthpace's Chief Executive Officer. She has more than fifteen years experience as a software developer and marketing director. Her current responsibilities include branding and product positioning, conference and event planning, and Web design.
With Institutional Shareholder Services (now Thomson Financial) in Rockville, MD, Marcy worked as Director of Marketing and Webmaster. At Global Advanced Technology (now BARRA), Marcy formulated marketing strategies for fixed income software and related consulting services. She managed partners, cultivated strategic alliances, and conducted market research. Marcy has extensive experience with planning events and conferences. She has also worked as a programmer in foreign exchange trading and with artificial intelligence.
Marcy holds a BAS. in Computer Science from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA. from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Meredith Reeves is the director of international policy programs at Earthpace.
Meredith’s research specializations include strengthening governance of fresh water resources, promoting the use of environmental compliance and enforcement indicators, and developing legal applications for satellite earth observation data. Meredith published Water Allocation, Climate Change, and Sustainable Peace: The Israeli Proposal (Water Int’l, June 2005) and recently co-authored a tutorial on indicator development, design, and use for the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network for Accession.
As a communications expert, Meredith has developed content for, designed, and maintained Web sites and Web-based materials for clients including the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Bank Institute. She has consulted with organizations on the design and development of promotional materials and has advised clients on using digital media tools to effectively communicate information to target audiences.
Meredith is a founding participant and former Co-chair of the Washington DC Committee of Water For People and serves on the Board of Directors of Write to Change, a community literacy non-profit. She holds a MS in Agricultural Policy from Tufts University and a BA in environmental studies and biology from Middlebury College.