Ken Markowitz, Founder

Ken Markowitz is the Founder of Earthpace LLC and and Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where he provides legal counsel, advocacy, analytical, and intelligence services to business, public interest, government and international institutions on environmental and clean energy issues.

Ken formerly served as the Managing Director of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), where he assisted governments around the world in strengthening the rule of law and building stronger environmental governance systems through performance measurement, adaptive management and public-private partnerships. He has led global capacity-building projects for prosecutors and judges, compliance and enforcement indicators, hazardous waste and port security, fresh water governance and on strengthening compliance and investor confidence in GHG and other environmental markets around the world.

Ken is a founding co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Clean Tech and Climate Change Committee and an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at The American University. As a senior attorney at the EPA, he received national recognition for his work on emergency response and oil spill prosecution. He also worked in private practice as an environmental lawyer, counseling corporate and municipal clients throughout the United States on air, water, petroleum, waste and toxics.

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.

Marcy Markowitz, CEO

Marcy Markowitz is Earthpace’s Chief Executive Officer. She has more than twenty years experience in business management, marketing, communications, fundraising and event planning.  As CEO of Earthpace, Marcy has managed a staff while executing day-today administrative operations, bookkeeping, and strategic planning. 

Marcy supported an Executive Planning Committee and Director with membership outreach, meeting preparations, funding proposals, grant writing, stakeholder communications, and member events, including the planning and oversight of 7-day international conferences. Her team maintained the INECE online presence as well as a database of 5000+ members. For the INECE events, Marcy was hands-on with site selection, marketing, registration, fund matching, programming, vendor selection, scheduling, budgeting and on-site management. In addition, she oversaw the publication of collateral and proceedings and enabled press conferences.

Most recently, Marcy  had the opportunity to manage local DC events through Earthpace client Curley Company. These ranged from a one-day corporate conference to a Capitol Hill awards presentation and a 200+ person radio show anniversary celebration. Overseeing these VIP events drew on my extensive experience with high-level communications.

Currently, Marcy is working as an advisor on the Earthpace Games Project. 

In her free time, Marcy has volunteered on four educational non-profit boards in leadership positions providing strategy insight, allocating grants and managing fundraising campaigns.

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.

Jesse Markowitz, Product Designer

Jesse Markowitz headed up Earthpace’s gaming department and managed the development of a new climate game. For this project, Jesse researched game platforms, scoped out the parameters of the game, developed business initiatives, modeled prototypes, and designed the game structure. 

Jesse is now an Assistant Editor with Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing firm in Los Angeles, where he is engaged in technical editing of film trailers and other assets. He previously completed an internship at Create in which he trained in video editing, sound editing, and production. In addition, he has worked as a production assistant on two large-scale music festivals in Woodstock, New York: Taste of Country and Mountain Jam. His responsibilities included supporting promotional events, such as recording live Facebook video and distributing promotional materials. Jesse was an integral part of producing and managing these two festivals, working directly with the general manager. 

Jesse is a graduate of the Penn State Bellasario School of Communications with a major in Telecommunications and minor in Psychology.