The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2011 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in December, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:
  • Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, filling the Constructor of Buildings seat
  • Kirsten Ritchie, Gensler, filling the Green Building Educator seat
  • Walter Cuculic, Green Your Home Consulting, filling the Home Builder seat
  • Elizabeth Whalen, CalAg, filling the Product Manufacturer Executive seat
  • Ann Archino Howe, Sustainable Design Studio, filling the Site Designer seat
  • Dennis Maloskey, PA Governor's Green Government Council, filling the State and Local Government Employee seat
In addition, the Board named the following directors to fill appointed seats:
  • Carlton Brown, Full Spectrum, filling the Green Affordable Housing seat
  • Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, filling the Sustainable Communities seat
Additionally, the Board elected Heider as chair-elect and Punit Jain, Cannon Design, as secretary. Other officers are 2011 Chair Mark MacCracken, CALMAC, and Anthony Bernheim, AECOM, as treasurer. Tim Cole, Forbo, is now immediate past chair. USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi is an ex officio member of the Board.

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