GBCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gail Vittori, LEED Fellow – For more than three decades Ms. Vittori has been a catalyst for local, state and national initiatives advancing green building protocols, policies and prototypes. In 1989, Ms. Vittori developed the conceptual framework for what evolved as the City of Austin’s Green Builder Program, the first green building program in the world. In 2001, she convened the Green Guide for Health Care
, catalyzing a revolution in healthcare design, construction and operations. She was the 2009 Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, served on the USGBC Board from 2002-2010 and is the 2012 Vice-Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute Board of Directors. She also serves on the Health Production Declaration Collaborative Board of Directors, and is Treasurer of EarthShare of Texas. Ms. Vittori was Founding Chair of the LEED for Healthcare committee (2004-2008), and is co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
, published by Wiley & Sons. She was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and was featured as an Innovator: Building a Greener World
in TIME Magazine.
Sally Wilson, 2013 Vice Chair of the GBCI Board, AIA, LEED AP, is the Global Director of Environmental Strategy at CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Sally, a member of the American Institute of Architects, was the first commercial real estate broker in the United States to become a LEED® Accredited Professional. She has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and currently leads CBRE’s Sustainable Practice Group.
Harry T. Gordon
Harry T. Gordon, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is Secretary/Treasurer of the GBCI Board and was a founding board member of the U.S. Green Building Council and subsequently co-chairman of the Finance Committee. He has had several roles in the development of the LEED Green Building Rating System, including service as a member of the core committee for the development of LEED-NC v2.2. As a practicing architect for over 38 years, he has used LEED in the design of over two million square feet of building projects. Harry was a founding member of the AIA Committee on The Environment and is a past director/officer of the American Solar Energy Society and other environmental organizations. He is a founding principal of G2 | Gordon + Gordon Architecture, LLC and practices in the area of High Performance Green Buildings and Communities.
S. Richard Fedrizzi
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and CEO of GBCI, was founder of the World Green Building Council and is now an active member of its board. He also serves on the board of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative. Prior to his roles with USGBC and GBCI, Rick was with United Technologies Corporation (UTC); he then established Green Think, an environmental marketing organization. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Indoor Environmental Quality (NYIEQ) Center and The Environmental Project™, and is an Advisory Council member for Discovery Channel’s Planet Green.
Dr. Vicki Flaherty
Dr. Vicki Flaherty is an industrial/organizational psychologist at IBM. She is the Talent Manager of IBM’s Cloud Computing Enterprise Learning Solutions. She has also led variety of talent programs in the areas of onboarding, leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and career development. In 2010, she participated in IBM’s prestigious Corporate Service Corps program, providing strategic planning and promoting R&D in an emerging market. In 2009, she contributed to the creation of the IBM Competencies, travelling the world to lead focus groups that defined high performance. In 2007, she won an IBM Ovation Award for design and development of a global career framework. She was instrumental in launching IBM’s Storage Solutions certification portfolio and led various quality initiatives for the Professional Certification Program from IBM. Over her career, she has helped clients from a variety of industries including finance, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, government, and education transform their business via human performance and change management initiatives.
Thomas Mueller, LEED AP, was a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and has been President and CEO of the CaGBC since 2005. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council and chaired the LEED BC Steering Committee, which was responsible for the first adaptation of the LEED Rating System outside the United States. Thomas received the 2000 and 2002 Innovation Award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. In 2008, he became a Fellow of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council.
Ganesh Rao is Managing Director of DQS Holding GmbH, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and President and CEO of UL DQS Inc., a Management Systems Solutions company in Chicago, IL. DQS Holding GmbH oversees a worldwide group of companies offering management systems services in over 40 countries and its majority shareholders include the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), the German Society for Quality (DGQ), and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). He is responsible for enhancing independent assessment and management systems services for clients worldwide, including the fulfillment and enhancement of DIN and UL’s public safety mission in the public and private sectors. Ganesh monitors evolving business needs and public policy related to quality, safety, health, and environment to identify areas for partnership in the areas of standards development, conformity assessment, and certification of management systems. He has served on the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel and as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO for Energy Management, Social Responsibility, Nanotechnologies, Quality Management Systems, and Environmental Management Systems.