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Location:
Austin, Texas, 78733, United States
Posted:
March 10, 2011

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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Energy, Environment and Sustainability Focus

Sample projects include onsite pollution prevention training and resource conservation consultation to

the City of Pasadena, Texas; serving in advisory capacity on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

policy, especially in coordination with Texas business and environmental organizations; assisting the

2010 CATEE conference; and, serving in advisory and coordinating capacity for the 2010

Environmental Stewardship Roundtable (with Lower Colorado River Authority, MSWG, and EPA Region 6

Roundtable).

2007- 2010 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)

ESH&Q Environmental Management System and Pollution Prevention Specialist:

Managed NREL’s Environmental Management System. This included internal environmental

stewardship operations and external Laboratory reporting and activities, such as green house gases

(GHG) reporting, in coordination with the Sustainable NREL program, and associated policies,

operational procedures, outreach, and awards. Led teams, audits, projects, training and executive

management reviews for successful completion of DOE’s Declaration of NREL’s Compliance with the

White House Executive Order 13423 (on EMS) and other organizational commitments and directives

with voluntary and other teams.

2001- 2006 State and Local Initiatives Group Project Leader II:

Priorities included managing and implementing projects engaging state and local governments in the deployment

of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies through innovative tools such as Sustainability

Management Systems (SMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Lean/Green efforts and Supplemental

Environmental Projects (SEPs) while also advising strategic sustainability decisions for NREL’s own operations.

Co-Managed NREL’s participation in EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program which involved

progress analysis and reporting toward stated goals such as GHG emissions reductions and participation on

NREL’s internal assessment team. Advised and assisted US EPA officials in analysis while developing national

guidance for State Implementation Plan credit for EERE technologies. Daily activities included representing the

Sustainable NREL program through participation in activities and projects with local, state, and national

organizations such as NCSL, ICLEI, NPPR, MSWG, DRCOG, CEC and various EPA and DOE divisions.

2005- 2007 StEPP FOUNDATION, INC.

Program Oversight Manager:

Managed and performed all aspects of analyzing, promoting, awarding, tracking and reporting for Supplemental

Environmental Project Grants (i.e. fines from environmental violators distributed to environmentally and socially

beneficial projects). This included developing Requests for Proposals, reviewing responses, coordinating and

advising Board review and selection of submitted projects, implementing contracts with awardees, ensuring

environmental benefits calculations and reporting, reviewing quarterly reports, requesting reimbursements,

summarizing project status for quarterly Board meetings and State agencies’ reports, coordinating media releases,

closing out projects and overseeing project management for successful results. A highlight of this position

included developing an especially challenging environmental benefits calculation (air quality - PM) for a New

Mexico project in coordination with EPA headquarters.

1998-2001 IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Waste Reduction Assistance Program Environmental Specialist: Assisted Iowa industries with

corporate sustainability issues including pollution prevention, lean manufacturing, technology transfer

(related to waste, energy, efficiency and productivity issues), on-site industrial assessments and

reporting – with oversight of Field Engineers’ work and deliverables.

1994-1996 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT CENTER

Waste Analysis Team Member: As the initial team member, performed on-site analyses of small to

medium-sized industries for waste minimization opportunities including process, environmental, and

energy efficiency improvements. Assessment recommendations, including waste stream flow

analyses, ROI and/or CBA, were researched, prepared and presented.

1804 Tonto Lane, Austin, Texas 78733

Phone: 720.***.****

Email: ***@**********.**

1989-1991 NOKIA-MOBIRA, INC.

National Activations Program (NAP) Coordinator: Reporting to the Vice Presidents of Operations and

Sales, responsibilities included planning, implementation and coordination of all aspects of the NAP including

analysis of feasibility and profitability of programs, client training, and analysis, testing and implementation of

custom software tracking packages.

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EDUCATION

M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy, Internat’l Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics,

Lund University, Sweden

• Highly competitive program for 36 leaders from 25 countries; world’s first Environmental MBA

approximate program

• Thesis: Waste Management in the Tourism Sector: A Case Study at Lindvallen Ski Resort

B.S.E. in Environmental Engineering and Sciences, University of Florida

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Florida

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (passed); HAZWOPPER 40-hour course (certification received); E.I.T (licensed)

External Roles and Recognitions

• First year recipient of Colorado’s “Sustainability Champion” Award in October 2007

• Iowa Department of Natural Resources Diversity Task Force member (Director Appointment)

• Multi-State Working Group (MSWG) Current Board Member

• Sustainable Fort Carson Steering Committee member (invited position)

• Federal Sustainability Summit – Washington D.C. (Invitee; Hosted by the White House Task Force Office

of the Federal Environmental Executive, EPA’s Office of Research and Development Sustainability

Director, and the Executive Director of the International Center for Leadership Results)

• City of Denver Host Committee Energy Team Member (invited position)

• National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Board Member (Peer Elected)

• National Pollution Prevention Roundtable International Chair

• American Heart Association Colorado Advisory Board member

• Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center Advisory Board Member

• Consultant for the creation of the Mexican Roundtable on P2/CP; invited speaker at the First Annual

Roundtable

• Consultant for the creation of the North American Pollution Prevention Roundtable

(Canada/Mexico/USA; as a direct result of my involvement in the Mexican Roundtable)

• Strategic sustainability advisor for Governor’s campaign (Invited; Governor was elected)

• Lead Team Member: IIIEE Service Sector Audit of a Polish Hospital and Municipality

• Team Member: Malaco AB’s ISO 14001 Initial Review; EPA Region VII EMR for US EPA NEPT

• Team Member: NREL Emergency Response Team (ERT)

• Volunteer: Coalition for Learning Opportunities and United Tutors; Rainforest Partnership

• Partial list of Expert Presenter/Lecturer/Consultant services (invited):

o NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials)

o Office of the Federal Environmental Executive Western Symposium

o Federal Network for Sustainability co-host with US EPA Region VIII

o Commission for Environmental Cooperation

o North American Development Bank

o AWMA (Air and Waste Management Association) Sustainability Session

o NACAA (National Association of Clean Air Administrators)

o NPPR (National Pollution Prevention Roundtable) Federal Sustainability Session

o USDA ARS (United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Services)

o EPA Region VII DOD EMS training

o MSWG (Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance) co-host with CDPHE

o Colorado Environmental Partnership

o Peaks to Prairies P2 Conference

o Third European Roundtable on Cleaner Production (ERCP) – Kalundborg, Denmark and Seventh ERCP – Lund,

Sweden

o Universities: Lund, IIIEE; Iowa; Iowa State; Drake; and Metro College of Denver

• Project/interactive experience with the following sample of additional organizations:

1804 Tonto Lane, Austin, Texas 78733

Phone: 720.***.****

Email: ***@**********.**

o Municipalities including: City and County of Denver; City of Pasadena, Texas; Fort Collins, CO; Boulder,

CO; W. Des Moines, IA

o Climate Leaders; Labs for the 21st Century; Federal Electronics Challenge; Performance Track; Clean Cities

o NCSL; ECOS; ICLEI; NPPR; MSWG; Colorado Environmental Leadership Program; Colorado Sustainability

Alliance

o EPA; DOE; DOT; HUD; DOD; EFCOG; OFEE; FSN; and the Presidential Council for Sustainable

Development, among others.

References upon Request from officials at the following:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory; City and County of Denver; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; US

Department of Energy, Headquarters and Golden Field Office; US Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters, Region VI, VII &

VIII; Iowa Department of Natural Resources; American Heart Association; NPPR; MSWG; Tri-State Generation and Transmission

Association, Inc.; Xcel Energy.



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