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Board of Directors

The USGBC board of directors articulates and upholds the vision, values and mission of USGBC. Directors meet in person three times each year and by teleconference regularly throughout the year.

Meeting minutes

You can review past actions of the board by reading the board of directors minutes. If you would like to learn more about or contact the USGBC Board of Directors, email [email protected].

Board composition

As described in the USGBC Bylaws, the board is composed of the president/CEO, officers elected by the board (chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, treasurer and secretary) and directors representing different perspectives related to the green building industry. By 2012, the composition of the board of directors will transition to 15 elected directors representing perspectives agreed on by the board, five appointed directors, officers whose terms as directors have otherwise expired and the president/CEO, who shall serve ex-officio as a non-voting member.

Board terms

Board of directors elections occur annually. Elected directors serve 3-year terms and may serve up to two terms. Appointed directors serve 2-year terms and may serve up to two terms consecutively. Of the officers, the chair, chair-elect and immediate past chair each serve 1-year terms that total 3 years of leadership. The treasurer and secretary serve 2-year terms.

Executive Committee

Officer Seat Affiliation Term Ends Location
George Bandy George Bandy Chair; Large-Scale Manufacturer Interface 2015; 2014 Acworth, GA
Marge Anderson Marge Anderson Chair-Elect; Environmental Nonprofit Advocate Energy Center of Wisconsin 2016; 2014 Madison, WI
Allan Skodowski Allan Skodowski Immediate Past Chair Transwestern 2014 Milwaukee, WI
Stuart Carron Stuart Carron Treasurer; Facility Management & Operations ENERGIZE RE LLC 2015; 2015 Shorewood, WI
Elizabeth Whalen Elizabeth Whalen Secretary; Product Manufacturer Executive CalAg LLC 2014 Portland, OR


Director Seat Affiliation Term Ends Location
Jeff Baer** Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets Deutsche Bank 2015 New York, NY
Dan Burgoyne State and Local Government Agency Employee State of California 2016 Sacramento, CA
Stephen Bushnell Stephen Bushnell Insurance Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 2014 Novato, CA
Majora Carter Majora Carter ** Sustainable Community Leader Majora Carter Group 2014 Bronx, NY
Fiona Cousins Fiona Cousins Designer of Buildings Arup 2014 New York, NY
John Dalzell John Dalzell Urban/Regional Planner City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority 2014 Boston, MA
Duygu Erten International TURKECO Construction and Energy Inc. 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
Mark Frankel Mark Frankel Energy New Buildings Institute 2015 Seattle,WA
Davor Grgic Davor Grgic** Business to Consumer Leader Kohler Co. 2015 Kohler, WI
Mark JamesMark James ** Green Affordable Housing Urban Green, LLC 2014 Washington, DC
Lisa Matthiessen Sustainable Practice Leader: Architecture and Design Integral Group 2016 Los Angeles, CA
Sara O'Mara Constructor of Buildings Choate Construction Company 2016 Charlotte, NC
Kenneth PottsKenneth Potts Developer/Real Estate Services Gensler 2015 Los Angeles, CA
John Quale John Quale Educators (Post-Secondary) University of Virginia School of Architecture 2015 CharlottesvilleVA
Gerrit Reinders Gerrit Reinders** Technology Telkonet, Inc. 2015 Milwaukee, WI
Kevin Stack Kevin Stack Residential Construction Northeast Natural Homes 2016 Syracuse, NY

* denotes a non-voting member of the Board and a voting member of the Executive Committee
** denotes a member of the Board representing a special perspective and filling an appointed seat

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