WASHINGTON—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2011 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in December, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:
- Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, filling the Constructor of Buildings seat
- Kirsten Ritchie, Gensler, filling the Green Building Educator seat
- Walter Cuculic, Green Your Home Consulting, filling the Home Builder seat
- Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg, filling the Product Manufacturer Executive seat
- Ann Archino Howe, Sustainable Design Studio, filling the Site Designer seat
- Dennis Maloskey, PA Governor's Green Government Council, filling the State and Local Government Employee seat
In addition, the Board named the following directors to fill appointed seats:
- Carlton Brown, Full Spectrum, filling the Green Affordable Housing seat
- Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, filling the Sustainable Communities seat
Additionally, the Board elected Heider as chair-elect and Punit Jain, Cannon Design, as secretary. Other officers are 2011 Chair Mark MacCracken, CALMAC, and Anthony Bernheim, AECOM, as treasurer. Tim Cole, Forbo, is now immediate past chair. USGBC president and CEO Rick Fedrizzi is an ex officio member of the Board.
“USGBC has made an incredible impact on the building community since its founding, and we are now poised to broaden our impact in the education, environmental justice, institutional investment, community environmental health and government regulatory sectors,” said appointed director Carlton Brown, who was reappointed to represent the affordable housing sector. “More than ever before, the new Board will enable the organization to continue to engage stakeholders and more effectively deal with the complex local and global challenges facing our society.”
“By making key decisions about how USGBC serves our membership, educates the industry, and advances our mission, the Board plays an indispensible role within the organization,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & 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.”
USGBC has a 20-member board that includes elected and appointed positions. Elected positions serve terms of three years. Appointed positions serve two-year terms.
For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
About U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, 17,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 157,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.