As senior vice president of Credentialing and Certification at Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization for independently recognizing excellence in sustainability performance and practice globally, Sarah is responsible for the professional credential and certification activities for GBCI’s suite of green business and sustainability products worldwide. Under her leadership, GBCI administers credentials and certifications for the U.S.
A skilled communicator, storyteller and multi-market brand strategist, Taryn Holowka brings 16 years of experience in building multinational brands. As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Advocacy at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), Taryn heads up all global marketing, communications and public affairs efforts for USGBC, its popular LEED green building program and GBCI initiaitves including SITES, GRESB, PEER and Parksmart.
Managing Director, GBCI Canada
Nellie Cheng has followed a distinguished path of public service in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years and established a track record in global business development and sustainability.
Nellie Cheng serves as Managing Director at GBCI Canada. She is also working with World Green Building Council and Canada Green Building Council promoting and implementing sustainability after serving as Economic Development Director at the City of Prince Rupert in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
As Regional Director of GBCI India, Gopalakrishnan manages business and market development of LEED and other GBCI rating systems for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
His expertise includes corporate strategy, international market expansion, branding, and business unit creation.
An alumnus of College of Engineering, Guindy and IIM Kolkata, he has more than 20 years of corporate experience in Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
Managing Director, GBCI Europe
Kay Killmann is founder and President of the German Green Building Association (GGBA), a non-profit advocating the LEED benchmark in Germany and throughout Europe. Kay represents Germany at the LEED International Round Table and collaborates extensively with his regional counterparts to ensure LEED’s successful integration into European code and building practices.
Managing Director, GBCI India
Mili is Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President, USGBC. In her current role Mili is responsible for technical adaptation and customization of the portfolio of rating systems of GBCI for the Asia Pacific region. She is also responsible for customer coordination, education, training, and developing market mechanisms for adoption of the tools and rating systems for the region.
Liberty Munson, PhD, is the Principal Psychometrician for Microsoft Learning’s technical certification program. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked at Boeing where she developed a wide variety of selection tests, assisted with the development and analysis of Boeing’s internal certification exams, and managed their Employee Survey. She received her BS in Psychology from Iowa State University and her MA and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Managing Director, GBCI North Asia
Andy To leads the local GBCI presence in China, facilitating the global growth of a sustainable built environment locally and across the globe. Andy comes to GBCI China from CBRE where he was managing director of Asset Services for Greater China. He has more than 20 years of experience in the property and asset management industry with a particular focus on properties and facilities in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and second tier cities. He also worked at Kerry Property Management Beijing and Sino Estates Management Limited.
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