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Chapter Committees

Chapter committees support USGBC chapters across the country by developing and recommending policy and programs.

Chapter Steering Committee

The chapter steering committee is a group of chapter leaders that provides USGBC with expertise, perspective, market intelligence, best practices, lessons learned, innovation and vision to strengthen and empower USGBC’s chapter community. The role and responsibilities of the chapter steering committee are detailed in the committee’s charter. You can review past actions of the committee by reading the chapter steering committee minutes.

Meeting minutes



  • Committee Co-Chair: Jason Dunlop, Wyoming Chapter
  • Staff Co-Chair: Kimberly Lewis, USGBC
  • SCRC Representative: Gary Gene Olp, North Texas Chapter
  • UNERC Representative: Kenneth J. Filarski, Rhode Island Chapter
  • SERC Representative: John Hansen, South Carolina Chapter
  • WRC Representative: Daniel Pacheco, Utah Chapters
  • FCRC Representative: Jonathan Burgess, South Florida Chapter
  • PRC Representative: Rick Fochtman, Inland Empire Chapter
  • NECRC Representative: Jenna Cramer, Green Building Alliance
  • HRC Representative: Harriet Rae Grindel, Central Plains Chapter
  • EPNC Representative: Ariane Laxo, Minnesota Chapter
  • Strategic Visioning Seat: Jeff Seabold, Mississippi Chapters
  • Development Seat: Nancy Olah, North Carolina Chapter
  • Advocacy Seat: Denise Grabowski, Georgia Chapter
  • Education/Programs Seat: Andrea Love, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Medium Chapter Seat: Emily Andrews, Missouri Gateway Chapter
  • Small Chapter Seat: Tracie Hall, USGBC New York Upstate Chapter
  • Large Chapter Seat: Jenna Cramer, Green Building Alliance

The Emerging Professionals National Committee

The Emerging Professionals National Committee serves under the Chapter Steering Committee and is charged with recruiting the next generation of green building leaders. Its responsibilities include creating programs and initiatives for local Emerging Professionals committees across the country, coordinating the efforts of local committees and USGBC, and communicating with local Emerging Professionals committees, their chapters and USGBC.

Recruitment Leadership

Strategic Leadership