Aurora Dawn Benton, Chief Change Agent, Astrapto LLC
Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is Founder and Chief Change Agent of Astrapto LLC, which offers courses, coaching, and consulting to advance sustainability in hospitality, events, travel, and other services industries. Her passion is to make sustainability practical and positive for people whose job title is not sustainability, but who have a passion to drive positive impact in and through their organizations and supply chains. Aurora’s impact ranges from measurable and significant reductions in food waste to landfill to engaged and excited employees seeking opportunities to impact their communities. Aurora’s clients include World Wildlife Fund (Hotel-Kitchen), Centerplate, Baltimore Convention Center, Green Seal (hotel eco-certification), the Events Industry Council, and various hotels and restaurant groups. Aurora loves helping people realize their potential while discovering a greater purpose for good in business. She has helped over 120 college students launch green teams and has been a thought leader and volunteer in industry organizations, including the Events Industry Council and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Aurora has a doctorate degree in Social Impact Management and has a Sustainable Event Professional Certificate.