Nick Mueller, WGBA President. Nick is a Project Manager with The Boldt Company in Appleton, and is a member of Boldt's Green Team. He has been with Boldt since 2004 and works in their commercial, healthcare, and higher education divisions. Nick is a LEED AP, is Green Advantage Certified, and is an active contributor to the Fox Valley Member Circle. He received a Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Sherrie Gruder, WGBA Secretary. Sherrie is a Sustainable Design Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension and provides statewide education and technical assistance on green building, sustainable community development, energy conservation and renewable energy. Sherrie is a LEED Accredited Professional and served two terms on USGBCs Government Core Committee. Sherrie has served on the technical advisory committee of the Wisconsin Green Built Home Program, the renewable energy board of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program and the Energy Independent Communities grant program. She develops education resources on topics including zero net energy, government green building programs, WI LEED certified projects and green building products.
Anthony Mayer, WGBA Treasurer. Anthony Mayer is the CEO of Hanging Gardens, LLC. Anthony is an Urban Planning graduate from UW Milwaukee, and a Green Roof Specialist. He is focused on the marketing, design and implementation of green roof systems in Wisconsin. He delivers presentations on green roofing to audiences across Wisconsin.
Phil Vetterkind, WGBA Secretary. Phil is Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, a sustainable and green consulting company in Brookfield. Phil is currently serving as a USGBC Heartland Regional Council Representative and is chair of the City of Waukesha Sustainable Ad Hoc Committee. Phil is an experienced LEED Accredited Professional and has worked on many LEED projects including LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-EBOM, and LEED for Homes. Along with working at S.B.S., Phil is a Project Estimator for Hunzinger Construction. email@example.com
Rick Gabriel, Board Member. Rick works for BWBR Architects. He started his career at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill working on huge corporate projects during the week and staying connected to nature by volunteering for long hours of prairie restoration work for The Nature Conservancy on the weekends He is a licensed architect in Wisconsin and Illnois, a LEED Accredited Professional with BD+C Speciality, and received a Bachelor of Architecture fro teh University of Arizona.
Kim Hosken, Board Member. Kim is Director, Green Buildings at Johnson Controls. Her areas of expertise include green building, construction management and design for commercial building projects, LEED Certification/LEED Consulting, water and air quality management and infrastructure development. As a consultant to the USGBC, she has been a LEED Certification Reviewer, she has acted as LEED faculty, and co-author of LEED v 2.2 for New Construction. Kim has over 20 years of experience in construction management with multiple firms including Turner Construction. As a contractor she completed two LEED Platinum projects and has held the position of project manager, project engineer and superintendent.
Rob Zimmerman, Board Member.
Rob is Manager-Engineering, Water Conservation, and Sustainability, Kohler, Co. He is involved with all aspects of water conservation and sustainability related to plumbing fixtures and faucets. Some of his responsibilities include working with government regulators and water utilities on water conservation program and code development, helping professionals in the green building industry understand how to design water efficient buildings, and supporting and growing Kohler’s line of water efficient plumbing products. Rob has presented training sessions on conservation at national conferences, written numerous articles for trade publications, and is frequently quoted on water efficiency issues in the media. He is also actively involved in developing and implementing Kohler’s internal sustainability programs. R
ob is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Rex Loker, Board Member. The passive solar and ecology movements of the 70's struck a chord in his psyche and ignited his interest in what has evolved into the amorphous "sustainability" movement. More recently, participation in a graduate certificate program broadened my conceptual framework of sustainability to include culture, social structure & social equity relative to quality of life. Sustainability's notion of interdependence linking seemingly unrelated interests, scales, locations, sectors, classes and systems of all sorts was increasingly coming into focus for him, just as it has for more & more fields of study. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Jacqueline A. Ward, Board Member. Jacqueline is currently the Executive Director of an emerging Community Development Corporation and manages a Milwaukee Business Improvement District. She has experience and knowledge in both for-profit and non-profit management. She works to see more central city communities connected to not only green building practices, but environmental practices as well. Jacqueline has also been at the helm of a couple of notable non-profit organizations including the Milwaukee Jobs Initiative (no longer in existence) that was started by The Center on Wisconsin Strategies (COWS) the originators of the ME2 program. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate M. Nelson, Board Member. Kate is the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator of UW-Milwaukee for the past five years. She is responsible for building the program to address campus energy conservation strategies, stormwater management, expansive recycling programs, sustainable purchasing and urban gardening. Previously, Kate was a GIS specialist and project assistant for The Conservation Fund, and worked to preserve and restore critical land areas for MMSD's Greenseams program. Kate holds a BA in Conservation and Environmental Science from UW-Milwaukee as well as a previous BA in Theatre and Writing from Cardinal Stritch University. She is active in AASHE as well as its STARS program. email@example.com
Paul Poblocki, Board Member. Paul Poblocki is currently a Marketing Strategy Manager for Johnson Controls Energy Solutions business where he helps develop and support the marketing strategy for key vertical markets. In this role he helps drive horizontal offerings such as water efficiency and renewable energy into the vertical market sales organization through awareness-building and educational efforts. Paul holds an MBA degree in marketing and information systems from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Marquette University. Currently, he resides as Past-President of Marquette University's Business School Alumni Association and is an active member of Marquette's Mentor Program. Paul.B.Poblocki@jci.com
2013 Board Meeting Schedule
Friday, January 18th - Board Retreat, Schlitz
Friday, February 8th - Regional Committee Retreat, Schlitz
Friday, March 1st - Board Meeting - Milwaukee
Friday, April 12th - Board Meeting - Milwaukee
Friday, May 17th - Board Meeting - Madison
Friday, June 28th - Board Meeting - Milwaukee
Friday, August 9th - Board Meeting - Milwaukee
Friday, September 20th - SE2 Working Group
Friday, October 4th - Annual SE2 Conference
Friday, November 1st - Board Meeting - Appleton
Friday, December 13th - Board Meeting - Milwaukee
Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities:
The role of the Board of Directors is to set and approve the strategic direction of WGBA and to establish and authorize the broad policies that govern its actions. In advancing that role – and to carry out its fiduciary obligations – the board has general oversight responsibility with respect to strategic and generative plans, policies, and decisions to ensure they are consistent with
WGBA’s Mission, Vision, and Aims.
Key Responsibilities of the WGBA Board of Directors:
• Know and uphold the mission, vision, and strategic aims of WGBA.
• Authorize the policies and procedures to carry out the mission of WGBA.
• Continuously assess the general effectiveness of WGBA’s work in the achievement of its mission.
• Undertake special assignments to serve on committees and leadership positions
• Provide appropriate financial oversight, including approving WGBA’s annual budget and work plan.
• Enhance the organization’s public standing.
• Elect WGBA’s Board President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
• Recruit and orient new Board members and assess Board performance annually.
• Abide by WGBA’s conflict of interest policy.
• Help recruit new members to WGBA.
• Help bring significant new resources (financial or otherwise) to the work of WGBA.
• Prepare for and actively participate in Board meetings.