Hello Volunteer Leader Colleagues of the Chapter,
Thank you again for your hard work to move our mission forward.
I have a special announcement. I have been accepted to a Master's in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School, starting this summer.
I will be leaving USGBC MA at the end of May, after almost five years.
The Board is managing a rapid transition process and seeks to find and install the next Executive Director of our organization in the early summer. Celis Brisbin will take on the acting director role as needed. You can read a statement from Andrea Love, our Board Chair's, describing the transition process here.
I am leaving only because of the opportunity to enhance my capacity to pursue our mission to transform the built environment toward sustainability. There is nothing else I would leave for.
I love what I do, I love our mission and I love our organization. I know it is in excellent shape financially and staffing-wise. We have an amazing community of volunteers and excellent goodwill in the industry.
I know that we will continue on an excellent trajectory and new ideas and new leadership will help that. When I started, we were half the size and it was a one-man shop. Now we have five employees and five interns. Think of this like repotting a plant. It's going to thrive!
You can read our Board's statement with a link to the advertised position description here.
Thank you for your continued commitment to our progress. I look forward to working with you in the future and I know we will stay in touch.
Thank you again,
See you at the Greenbuild Night on the 30th,