Green Festival Speakers

Brian Durkee


Brian Durkee has spent the majority of his career in the natural/specialty food industry.  For more than 15 years, he has directed the management of purchasing, quality control, production, distribution and supply chain operations in multiple rapidly growing, entrepreneurial environments.

Brian serves as the V.P of Operations for Numi Organic Tea, and has been with the company since the fall of 2003.  His responsibilities have included strategic planning, R&D and development within the supply chain.  While managing Numi’s world-wide supply chain and distribution logistics, Brian has also focused his efforts on developing the organization’s sustainable and socially responsible initiatives, including advancements in sustainable packaging, Fair Trade practices and creating direct relationships that foster improved standards of living in the developing nations where tea is produced.

Brian Durkee graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Systems Management and is currently an MBA candidate at Saint Mary’s College.