MEMBERSHIP ELECTS LOFTUS, FOUR NEW OFFICERS, AND FIVE NEW DIRECTORS TO GBI’S BOARD.
Portland, Ore. – The Green Building Initiative, Inc. (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of Kathy Loftus, Vice President of Business Development at e2s building performance, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Four new officers and five new directors were also named to the board during this election.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy as GBI’s first woman Chair. She is taking the helm at a pivotal moment of global growth for the organization,” said Vicki Worden, President & CEO of GBI. “Kathy brings decades of leadership in sustainability and will play a key role in positioning GBI as an internationally recognized standards developer and thought leader reducing climate impacts by improving the built environment.”
Loftus brings extensive experience in leadership, organizational transformation, and sustainable business development to this role. Before joining e2s in 2020, she served for fourteen years as Whole Foods Market’s Vice President of Sustainability and Global Leader of Sustainable Facilities, overseeing Whole Foods’ buildings portfolio, including energy, engineering, and facilities management, as well as waste diversion. She also supported sustainable packaging and sustainability education and communication, responsible sourcing, and food safety programs. She was a founding Steering Committee member for U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance and a founding member of EPA’s Green Chill Program. She sits on the board of The Future of American Energy and has formerly served on the Board of Clean Air-Cool Planet and the board of Waste Cap of MA. Loftus holds B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and serves as a member of WPI’s’ Center for Sustainability in Business and Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Boards. She also is a member of Mass Maritime Academy’s Energy Advisory Council and Cradle to Cradle’s Renewable Energy and Carbon Management Advisory Group. Loftus has served on GBI’s Board of Directors since 2013.
|“I am honored to have been elected as this year’s GBI Board Chair,” said Loftus. “GBI’s impact with the advancement of Green Globes and other portfolio tools has grown exponentially. I’m extremely motivated to build on the work of the amazingly talented leaders who came before me to continue our vision of increasing access to sustainable, healthy, and resilient buildings for all.”|
GBI’s Membership voted on December 2, 2021, to approve the 2021 Executive Committee Slate under one-year terms:
Chair Elect: Dr. Amlan Mukherjee (Professor – Department of Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University)
Treasurer: Luis Perez-Soto (VP, Treasurer, Lennar Financial Services)
GBI is also pleased to announce the approval of five new Directors, effective December 2021, under three-year terms:
The new directors join eight returning directors, including:
With the election of five new directors, the GBI Board of Directors now seats 21 voting directors. The officers and board of directors provide strategic direction and guidance over the growth and expansion of GBI’s mission, impact, environmental objectives, and governance principles.