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Washington, DC (Nov. 6, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and directors to its 2013 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in October, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors, each for a term of three years effective on January 1:

  • Stuart Carron, Diversey, Inc. filling the Facility Management & Operations seat
  • Kenneth Potts, McGough Companies, filling the Developer/Real Estate Services seat
  • Mark Frankel, New Buildings Institute, filling the Energy seat
  • Dr. Howard Frumkin, University of Washington, filling the Public Health/Healthcare seat
  • John Quale, University of Virginia, filling the Educator (Post-Secondary) seat

In addition, the Board named the following directors to fill appointed perspectives, each for a term of two years:

  • Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, filling the Sustainable Community Leader seat (reappointed)
  • Mark James, Urban Green, LLC, filling the Green Affordable Housing seat

“The newest additions to the Board will provide valuable expertise that will enhance our work as we execute the next iteration of USGBC’s strategic plan,” said Allan Skodowski, chair of the Board. “USGBC’s efforts to include everyone in our journey is paramount to our mission of transforming buildings and improving the quality of life for all.”

“Our Board plays an indispensible role within USGBC by making key decisions about how the organization serves our membership, educates the industry, and advances our mission,” 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.”

“It’s an honor to support USGBC in its journey toward healthy and environmentally responsible buildings, schools and homes for every community,” said Board secretary Whalen. “I look forward to expanding my contribution to support the work of my diverse and passionate Board colleagues and our amazing volunteers.”

The Board elected George Bandy Jr., Interface, as chair-elect and Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg LLC, as secretary. Allan Skodowski, Transwestern, will serve as chair, and Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, will serve as immediate past chair. Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America, will continue as Board treasurer. Terms will begin on January 1, 2013.

USGBC’s Board includes elected and appointed directors who serve terms of three years and two years, respectively. The complete 2013 USGBC Board Roster includes:


  • Allan Skodowski, LEED AP O+M, Transwestern, chair
  • George Bandy, Jr., LEED AP, Interface, chair-elect
  • Elizabeth J. Heider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Skanska, immediate past chair
  • Lisa Shpritz, LEED AP BD+C, Bank of America, treasurer
  • Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg LLC, secretary
  • S. Richard Fedrizzi, USGBC, president, CEO and founding chair (ex officio)


  • Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat
  • George Bandy Jr., Interface, Large-Scale Manufacturer seat (concurrent with terms for chair-elect in 2013 and chair in 2014)
  • Stephen G. Bushnell, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Insurance seat
  • Stuart Carron, Diversey, Inc. Facility Management & Operations (newly elected)
  • Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, Sustainable Community Leader seat (reappointed)
  • Fiona Cousins, LEED AP BD+C, Arup, Designer of Buildings seat
  • Walter Cuculic, LEED AP, SolarCity, Home Builder seat
  • John Dalzell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ND, City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority, Urban/Regional Planner seat
  • Mark Frankel, New Buildings Institute, Energy seat (newly elected)
  • Dr. Howard Frumkin, University of Washington, Public Health/Healthcare seat (newly elected)
  • Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, Constructor of Buildings seat (concurrent with term as immediate past chair)
  • Mark James, Urban Green, LLC, Green Affordable Housing seat (newly appointed)
  • Kenneth Potts, McGough Companies, Developer/Real Estate Services seat (newly elected)
  • John Quale, University of Virginia, Educator (Post-Secondary) seat (newly elected)
  • Kirsten Ritchie, PE, LEED AP O+M, Gensler, Green Building Educator seat
  • Joseph Sanches, School District of Palm Beach County, Educator (K-12) seat
  • Gary Jay Saulson, The PNC Financial Services Group, Finance seat
  • Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg LLC, Product Manufacturer Executive seat (concurrent for the year 2013 with term as treasurer)

To learn more about the Board, visit https://new.usgbc.org/about/board-of-directors.

About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and follow us on Twitter @USGBC, Facebook at facebook.com/USGBC and LinkedIn.

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By using less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED.

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