USGBC announces new board directors

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the new elected officers and directors to its 2012 board of directors. The USGBC’s membership elected the following to serve as directors:

• Fiona Cousins, Arup, filling the Designer of Buildings seat;
• Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, filling the Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat;
• George Bandy Jr., Interface, filling the Large-Scale Manufacturer seat; and
• John Dalzell, City of Boston/Boston Redevelopment Authority, filling the Urban/Regional Planner seat.

In addition, the board named the following directors to fill appointed seats:

• Joseph Sanches, School District of Palm Beach County, filling the Educator (K-12) seat;
• Stephen G. Bushnell, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, filling the Insurance seat; and
• Gary Jay Saulson, The PNC Financial Services Group, filling the Finance seat.

The board elected Allan Skodowski, Transwestern, as chair-elect and Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America, as treasurer. Other 2012 officers continuing in their terms are Chair Elizabeth J. Heider, Skanska, and Punit Jain, Cannon Design, as secretary. Mark MacCracken, CALMAC Manufacturing Corp., will serve as immediate past chair. Terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2012.

“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 and 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.”

In addition, Howard Frumkin, from the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been appointed to serve as the board’s adviser on public health.