Originally published in Interiors & Sources

12/21/2011

U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors

Board responsible for articulating and upholding the vision, values, mission of organization

 
U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2012 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in November, USGBC's membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:

  • Fiona Cousins, Arup, filling the Designer of Buildings seat
  • Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, filling the Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat
  • George Bandy Jr., Interface, filling the Large-Scale Manufacturer seat
  • John Dalzell, City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority, filling the Urban/Regional Planner seat

In addition, the Board named the following directors to fill appointed seats:

  • Joseph Sanches, School District of Palm Beach County, filling the Educator (K-12) seat
  • Stephen G. Bushnell, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, filling the Insurance seat
  • Gary Jay Saulson, The PNC Financial Services Group, filling the Finance seat

The Board elected Allan Skodowski, Transwestern, as chair-elect and Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America, as treasurer. Other 2012 officers continuing in their terms are Chair Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, and Punit Jain, Cannon Design, as secretary. Mark MacCracken, CALMAC Manufacturing Corppration, will serve as immediate past chair. Terms will begin on January 1, 2012.

“Our board plays an indispensable role within USGBC by making key decisions about how the organization serves our membership, educates the industry, and advances our mission,” says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “This engaged and dedicated group of industry leaders reflects the diversity of the rapidly growing market that we serve, and is committed to shaping the future of green building.”

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve USGBC. The board and the organization have made a remarkable impact on the sustainability of existing commercial buildings and we are poised for further success in 2012," said Chair-elect Skodowski. "By guiding buildings down the path to certification and ongoing greener operations while enhancing the customer experience, the USGBC helps building owners improve tenant satisfaction and do what's ultimately right for our environment, all while positively impacting the building owners' bottom line."

Additionally, Howard Frumkin, from the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been appointed by the board to serve as its advisor on public health.

USGBC's Board includes elected and appointed directors who serve terms of three years and two years, respectively. The complete 2012 USGBC Board Roster includes:

Officers

  • Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, chair
  • Allan Skodowski, Transwestern, chair-elect
  • Mark MacCracken, CALMAC Mfg. Corp., immediate past chair
  • Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America, treasurer
  • Punit Jain, Cannon Design, secretary
  • S. Richard Fedrizzi, USGBC, president, CEO and founding chair (ex officio)

Directors

  • Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat (newly elected)
  • Ann Archino Howe, Sustainable Design Studio, Site Designer seat
  • George Bandy Jr., Interface, Large-Scale Manufacturer seat (newly elected)
  • Carlton Brown, Full Spectrum Development, Green Affordable Housing seat
  • Stephen G. Bushnell, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Insurance seat (newly appointed)
  • Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, Sustainable Community Leader seat
  • Fiona Cousins, Arup, Designer of Buildings seat (newly elected)
  • Walter Cuculic, SolarCity, Home Builder seat
  • John Dalzell, City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority, Urban/Regional Planner seat (newly elected)
  • Nathan Gauthier, Jones Lang LaSalle, Educator (K-12/Post-Secondary) seat
  • Dennis Maloskey, Pennsylvania Governor's Green Government Council, State & Local Government Employee seat
  • Kirsten Ritchie, Gensler, Green Building Educator seat
  • Joseph Sanches, School District of Palm Beach County, Educator (K-12) seat (newly appointed)
  • Gary Jay Saulson, The PNC Financial Services Group, Finance seat (newly appointed)
  • Thomas Scarola, Tishman Speyer, Developer/Real Estate Services seat
  • Allan Skodowski, Transwestern, Building Management & Operations seat (chair-elect)
  • Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg LLC, Product Manufacturer Executive seat

USGBC's Board also appointed two individuals to serve as Advisors to the 2012 Board:

  • Howard Frumkin, University of Washington's School of Public Health, Public Health Advisor
  • Don Horn, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, GSA, Federal Advisor
 

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