GBI Announces 2019 Board of Directors

National – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the election of its 2019 board of directors.

Outgoing GBI Chair Rich Mitchell has passed the gavel after a two-year term to Tim Atkinson, vice president of sales for Stimson Lumber Company of Portland. Atkinson has served on the GBI board of directors since 2013 and served as treasurer from 2017 to 2018.

2019 Board Members and Officers

New GBI Board Members

• John Lister, principal, JL Architects, West Chester, PA – term 2021

• Jenna Rowe,  SVP, Sustainability, JLL, Indianapolis, IN – term 2021

• Doug Tucker, director, Industry and Government Relations, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., Suwanee, GA – term 2021

2019 Officers

• Tim Atkinson, GBI chair, VP of Sales, Stimson Lumber Company, Portland – term 2021

• Warren Gorowitz, GBI treasurer, VP of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Phoenix, AZ – term 2021

• Vicki Worden, GBI president & CEO, Camden, ME

• Shaina Weinstein, GBI secretary and VP of Engagement, Portland

Additional 2019 Board Members

Cristian Barcan, executive director, Vinyl Sustainability Council, Washington, DC – term 2019

Stephen Del Percio, VP and assistant general counsel, AECOM, New York, NY – term 2020

Ralph Egues, Jr., executive director, National Hispanic Landscape Alliance, Miami, FL – term 2021

William Freeman, consultant, Resilient Floor Covering Institute, Rockport, ME – term 2019

Gordon Gill, partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL – term 2019

Charles Kibert, Ph.D., professor, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL – term 2020

Sydney Lindquist, Global Sustainability leader, Hexion, Columbus, OH – term 2021

Kerry Little, Business Sustainability manager, Arauco North America, St. Stephen, NB – term 2021

Kathy Loftus, Global leader, Sustainable Facilities, Whole Foods, Austin, TX – term 2019

Donald Martin, principal, Marston Design Studio, Ball Ground, GA – term 2020

Rich Mitchell, GBI immediate past chair, managing principal, Mackenzie, Portland, OR – term 2020

Amlan Mukherjee, Ph.D., associate professor, Michigan Technical University, Houghton, MI – term 2020

Richard Schroeder, president & CEO, Cresline Pipe & Fitting Co., and PPFA representative, Evansville, IN – term 2019

Tim Thiel, Polyurethanes Industrial Marketing, Covestro, Pittsburgh, PA – term 2020

Jay Thomas, GBI past chair, principal, Decision Driven Marketing, Duxbury, MA – term 2020

Ray Tonjes, founding chair, Ray Tonjes Builder, Austin, TX – term 2020