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Board Committees

USGBC’s volunteer board and committee members are vital to the leadership of USGBC and the success of the green building movement.

Executive Committee

The executive committee implements the board’s fiduciary and strategic plans, policies and decisions consistent with the organization’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles. The executive committee supports the CEO and makes decisions between board meetings or in urgent circumstances. At times, the executive committee can act on behalf of the full board. The officers of the board and the CEO serve on the executive committee along with other members as specified in the USGBC Bylaws. The CEO is an ex-officio voting member.


  • Chair: Marge Anderson, Seventhwave
  • Chair-Elect: Fiona Cousins, ARUP
  • Immediate Past Chair: George Bandy, Interface
  • Treasurer: Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE, LLC
  • Secretary: Lisa Matthiessen, Integral
  • CEO/Founding Chairman: S. Richard Fedrizzi, U.S. Green Building Council

Finance and Audit Committee

The finance and audit committee advises staff on USGBC’s financial health and recommends policy and guidelines for financial activities. The role and responsibilities of the finance and audit committee are detailed in the committee’s charter.


  • Chair: Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America
  • Vice Chair: Stephen Bushnell, Stephen Bushnell + Associates
  • Marge Anderson, Seventhwave
  • Beau Armstrong, Stratus Properties, Inc.
  • Jeff Baer, Deutsche Bank
  • Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE LLC
  • Fiona Cousins, Arup
  • Rob Watson, EcoTech International

Governance Committee

The governance committee maintains USGBC's bylaws and policies and ensures they are followed. The role and responsibilities of the governance committee are detailed in the committee’s charter.


  • Chair: Tim Cole, Forbo Flooring Systems
  • Marge Anderson, Seventhwave
  • Fiona Cousins, Arup
  • Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group
  • Ken Potts, Gensler
  • John Quale, University of New Mexico
  • Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet
  • Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg LLC

Nominating Working Group

The Governance Committee's Nominating Working Group oversees the annual Advisory Council nomination and election processes. The role and responsibilities of the nominating working group are detailed in the group's charge.


  • Chair: Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group
  • Dan Burgoyne, State of California
  • Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries
  • Duygu Erten, TURKECO
  • Denise Grabowski, Symbioscity
  • Sara O'Mara, Choate Construction Company
  • Chris Schaffner, The Green Engineer, LLP

Conflicts of Interest Panel

The conflicts of interest panel monitors member and committee compliance with committee policies and procedures, particularly the conflict of interest policy, and recommends courses of action to address real or perceived conflicts. The panel may also review appeals on committee procedures. Members of the conflicts of interest panel serve 3-year terms. The panel includes four board members, the USGBC governance officer and one additional staff person knowledgeable about LEED committee operations. The role and responsibilities of the conflicts of interest panel are detailed in the committee’s charter.


  • Chair: Jim Hartzfeld, InterfaceRAISE, LLC
  • Walter Cuculic, Solar City
  • Jennifer Druliner, USGBC staff