- AP-GA Certified
Director of Programs, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Christina Macken is the Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. She leads the development of the core program activities of the Council, including short-term projects such as the Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing and Landscape Scan (a strategic review & analysis of existing sustainable purchasing guidance programs), and longer-term efforts including the proposed rating system and procurement spend analysis and action planning guides.
Christina comes to SPLC from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where she served as Program Manager for USGBC's breakthrough program, LEED v4, which launched in November 2013. Christina brings knowledge of new materials concepts (e.g. life cycle assessment, eco-labels, multi-attribute assessment, and social, economic, and environmental sourcing considerations) as well as significant expertise in successfully implementing multi-stakeholder, market- and consensus-based leadership development processes along strict, rigorous, and transparent standards.
Christina has contributed to the development of standards outside the U.S., most recently in 2012 as the United States’ representative on a fifteen-member International Advisory Panel - in a joint venture between the World Green Building Council and the Green Building Council of South Africa - tasked with creating socio-economic indicators of sustainable building practices for the developing world.
Christina holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Allegheny College. Christina lives in Washington, DC.
*Expert topic: LEED*