USGBC Colorado Adds Four New Board Members
DENVER, CO USGBC Colorado announces the election of four new members to its Board. USGBC Colorado is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is charged with ensuring that the organization is moving towards its mission to transform the built environment in Colorado. The Board of Directors is elected from the Chapter Membership each fall. Executive Director Patti Mason made the announcement.
"Each of the individuals elected to the USGBC Colorado Board bring their own unique expertise and knowledge to our organization, as well as a proven passion and commitment to the green building industry in Colorado," Mason said. "These new Board members will contribute to USGBC Colorado's goal of providing a healthy and more environmentally responsible built environment for all Colorado residents."
The following individuals have joined USGBC Colorado's Board:
Clayton Barczak, Sustainability Team Leader, Ambient Energy
Barczak has dedicated his career to green building and sustainability. He currently manages schedules, reviews deliverables, and conducts training for Sustainability Consultants at Ambient Energy. Previously, he worked as a Manager for two sustainability and energy firms in Denver, Colorado, where he learned financial management, human resource policies, and strategic planning. His non-profit experience comes from Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver (HFHMD), where he planned travel logistics, recruited team members and developed fundraising processes.
Tracye Herrington, Co-Owner & Co-Founder, GreenSpot Global
Herrington founded the GreenSpot companies with Melissa Baldridge in 2010 with a mission to reverse climate change through the built environment. She certifies LEED homes and buildings and helps clients make a market-rate profit when they invest in energy efficiency and green certifications. Prior to GreenSpot, Herrington worked at WhiteWave Foods, where she helped make the supply chain more sustainable by reducing energy and water use and waste streams to landfill.
Joel Poppert, Colorado Market Leader, PACE Equity, LLC
Poppert has sustained a role as a successful entrepreneur in the clean energy industry for the past 10 years. Prior to joining PACE Equity this month, he worked at Major Geothermal as Director of Business Development, where he successfully merged Major's three companies into one consistent brand, reviewed grants, secured high-end design and build contracts and managed client relations. From 2011-2013, he was President of the Colorado Geo Energy and Heat Pump Association. During his time there, membership increased threefold and he helped inject the green building industry into the legislative arena by working on a handful of policy measures with a broad stakeholder group.
Heather Schafer, Architect, Hord Coplan Macht
At Hord Coplan Macht, Schafer designs and manages projects primarily in higher education and works with contractors, engineers, and clients who practice sustainable design. In her more than eight years as an architect, she has expanded her passion for sustainability and green design by working on several LEED projects. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the USGBC Indiana Chapter for two 2-year terms.
Several USGBC Colorado Board members recently ended their terms, including Amanda Timmons, Ampajen; Gwen Gilley, Hord Coplan Macht; Pete Jefferson, M.E. Group; Stan Wagner, Red Thread Creative Group; and Don Fitzmartin, Fitzmartin Consulting Company.
"A special thank you to our outgoing board members," added Mason. "Over the past several years, these individuals have guided the chapter through exciting changes and new territory. Thank you to these individuals for their leadership and service."