2017 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award
MEET THE 2017 JUDGES
Chris Howe and Laura Heidenreich
Green Building & Design
Chris Howe is the publisher and CEO of Green Building & Design, while Laura Heidenreich serves as the publication’s associate publisher and president. Howe and Heidenreich are the co-founders of gb&d’s parent company Green Advocacy Partners, LLC and the creators of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA). Together they formed their company, which advocates for meaningful and lasting sustainable change with the mission of creating a more sustainable world.
Metroflor Corporation/Halstead International
Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Halstead International and Metroflor, leaders in the resilient flooring and decorative products industry. In this role, Rochelle draws from her background in the natural sciences and her passion for environmental and human health. She leads the Product Authority Team, whose mission includes Innovative products, unparalleled customer engagement, and outstanding sustainability leadership. Rochelle also serves as the chair of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Alumnae group.
US Green Building Council
Kimberly Lewis is the Senior Vice President, Market Transformation & Development, North America for the US Green Building Council where she works to integrate, diversify, and globalize USGBC’s community of volunteers, chapters, and emerging professionals from around the world. She also serves on the advisory boards of Starwood Hotels, Marriott International Hotels, and convention visitors bureaus in New Orleans.
International Living Future Institute
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, is CEO of the International Living Future Institute and was named one of the 10 most powerful women in sustainability in 2015 as a recipient of the 2015 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). She joined the institute in 2010 following a career as a licensed architect with 15 years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest.