WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors.
"USGBC's Board of Directors provides invaluable direction and perspective, collectively bringing decades of experience to the table and using their individual expertise to shape the future of the organization, the community and the green building movement as a whole," said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "Delivering on the promise of developing buildings that sustain and enhance the vitality of life within a generation is no small undertaking. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from many different segments of the building industry and will undoubtedly make great strides in the coming year."
USGBC's membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors, for a term of three years each, effective Jan. 1, 2015:
Stephen Bushnell, Stephen Bushnell + Associates: Insurance seat (incumbent)
Linda Chipperfield, Green Seal, Inc.: Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat (newly elected)
Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries: Product Manufacturer seat (newly elected)
Denise Grabowski, Symbioscity: Urban/Regional Planner seat (newly elected)
Christopher Schaffner, The Green Engineer, Inc.: Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer seat (newly elected)
In addition, at its recent meeting in New York, the Board named the following directors to fill appointed positions, each for a term of two years:
Mark James, Urban Green LLC: Sustainable Community Leader seat (formerly in the Green Affordable Housing seat)
Vance Voss, Principal Real Estate Investors: Commercial Real Estate Executive Leadership seat (newly appointed)
The Board elected Fiona Cousins, Arup, as chair-elect and Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group, as secretary. Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, will serve as chair, and George Bandy, Interface, will serve as immediate past chair. Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE LLC, will continue as treasurer. New terms will begin Jan. 1, 2015.
"Both the promise and challenge of the future of green building are significant and I have no doubt this board is equal to the task of advancing the movement," said Marge Anderson, USGBC Board chair. "With so many individual and yet complementary perspectives coming to the table, we are prepared to champion the inclusion of sustainable design and construction across industries, on large and small scales, in public and private spaces."
USGBC's Board includes elected and appointed directors who serve terms of three years and two years, respectively. The complete 2015 USGBC Board roster includes:
Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Chair
George Bandy, Interface, Immediate Past Chair
Fiona Cousins, Arup, Chair-Elect
Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE LLC, Treasurer: Facility Management and Operations seat
Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group, Secretary: Sustainable Practice Leader: Architecture and Design seat
Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chairman (ex officio)
Jeff Baer, Deutsche Bank: Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets seat
Dan Burgoyne, State of California, Department of General Services: State and Local Government Agency Employee seat
Stephen Bushnell, Stephen Bushnell + Associates: Insurance seat
Linda Chipperfield, Green Seal, Inc.: Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat
Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries: Product Manufacturer seat
Duygu Erten, TURKECO: International seat
Mark Frankel, New Buildings Institute: Energy seat
Denise Grabowksi, Symbioscity: Urban/Regional Planner seat
Davor Grgic, Kohler: Business to Consumer Leader seat
Mark James, Urban Green LLC: Sustainable Community Leader seat
Sara O'Mara, Choate Construction Company: Constructor of Buildings seat
Kenneth Potts, McGough Companies: Developer/Real Estate Services seat
John Quale, University of Virginia: Educator (Post-Secondary) seat
Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet: Technology seat
Christopher Schaffner, The Green Engineer, Inc.: Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer seat
Kevin Stack, Northeast Natural Homes: Residential Construction seat
Vance Voss, Principal Real Estate Investors: Commercial Real Estate Executive Leader seat
To learn more about the Board, visit https://new.usgbc.org/about/board-of-directors.