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Education and Research Strategy Committee

The Education & Research Strategy Committee sets education and research strategy for the whole USGBC Illinois Chapter.  The committee is responsible for helping to choose guiding the recruitment and selection of education programs that are used implemented by the chapter’s state-wide branches.  In addition, the committee helps to plan chapter-wide education events, such as concentrated credential maintenance programs and the regional Greener by Design Conference and Expo.  The committee is also looking for worthy research projects that will forward the chapter’s mission.

Committee Chairs

Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

Jason Westrope, Development Management Associates

Past Committee Chairs

Ava Kuo, 2002 (Founding Chair)
Elaine Lockwood Bean. 2003-2004
Lynn Hollenberg, 2005-2006
Jessica Mondo, 2007
George Tuhowski, 2007-2008

Commitee Meeting Schedule
This committee meets on the third Monday of every other month.

Further details for each meeting can be found in the Chapter Events Calendar.

Committee Members

John Albrecht

Larry Alport

Jenny Carney, YRG Sustainability

Nicole del Sasso, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Samantha Duba, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Kathryn Eggers, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Larry Eiben, K&L Gates LLP

David Eldridge, Grumman Butkus

Jeff Gavin, Gavo Communications

Tom Holzheimer, Gilbane Construction Company

Katie Kaluzny, USGBC-Illinois

Nicole Keeler, Nelson

Meghann Maves, Recyling Services

Stephenie Presseller, Moraine Valley Community College

Rick Prohov, Prohov & Associates

Lauren Smith, Public Building Commission

Christian Swiencki, Right Size Facility Performance

George Tuhowski, Leopardo Companies

George Vavaroutsos, Malachite LLC

Sharon Waller, Sustainable Systems


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