Officers & Committees

GBENN relies upon volunteers to develop and work on its initiates.  The major initiatives for 2016 are strategic planning, website design and organization of the St. Louis GBENN Summit.  The Leadership Group provides feedback on all initiatives and GBENN’s structure.  More volunteers are desired for growing GBENN’s work.  

Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee provides feedback on all initiatives and GBENN’s structure.

  • Cassie Carroll, The Illinois Green Business Association
  • Garrett Sprague, A Better City, Boston
  • Donna Walden, greenUP!
  • Emily Backus, Denver Environmental Quality Division
  • Stephanie Gowing, City of Seattle
  • Stacey Washington, South Carolina DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Jean Ponzi, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden, St, Louis Green Business Challenge
  • Riana Ackley, ICLEI USA
  • Jo Fleming, Envirocentives; California Green Business Network

Summit Committee

The Summit Committee plans the annual GBENN summit including selecting and securing the venue, determining location, timing and pricing, releasing a call for presentations for the summit, and managing the outreach for the summit.

  • Cassie Carroll, The Illinois Green Business Association
  • Donna Walden, greenUP!
  • Stacey Washington, South Carolina DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Jean Ponzi, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden

Strategic Advisory Committee

The Strategic Advisory Committee researches and proposes strategic initiatives for the organization.  This group is currently designing GBENN’s website and initiating an early structure for the organization.

Membership Committee

The membership committee determines membership criteria, manages membership benefits and programs.  This committee has not yet been formed.  

Marketing Committee

The marketing committee oversees all outreach for GBENN including messaging and branding, press and media relations, and social media.  The marketing committee has not yet been formed.

Persons interested in joining a committee may email cassie@illinoisgba.com for information.  For more information regarding structures, officers and committees, be sure to attend the GBENN 2016 Summit at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis on October 19 and 20.

Planned Officers and Committee Chairs

Officers and Committee heads will be elected annually by the general membership.  The positions are open to the GBENN membership and interested persons can be elected or elect themselves to run according the GBENN by-laws. Elections will occur after the 2016 GBENN Summit.

Officers:

  • President  (Calls the Quarterly Board Meetings and runs the Board Meetings.  Oversees committee work)
  • Vice President (Facilitates strategic planning for GBENN and annual elections)
  • Treasurer (Prepares financials and reports on the financial situation for GBENN)
  • Secretary (Takes minutes, sends out meeting agendas)

Committee Heads:

  • Membership (Determines membership criteria, manages membership benefits and programs)
  • Marketing (Oversees all outreach for GBENN including messaging and branding, press and media relations, and social media)
  • Summit (Plans the annual summit including program, venue, outreach and pricing)