ISSP moves could bring local chapters, certification
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Dorothy Atwood will become ISSP's first president in the group's initial executive committee-like form of operations.
In reorganizing its member-leadership structure, Portland’s International Society of Sustainability Professionals has tapped a new set of officers that includes two green pros from the group’s backyard.
Dorothy Atwood, of Portland’s Atwood Consulting, is the group’s new president while Rick Woodward, of Wilsonville’s Coastwide Laboratories, will become ISSP’s treasurer.
ISSP recently restructured its infrastructural set-up to include officers who’ll help oversee the group’s activities. ISSP hopes to encourage development among sustainability-oriented professionals by building networks and practice communities.
Other members of the new executive committee team include:
- Julian Crawford, of Eco-Steps, in Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia. Crawford will serve as the group’s vice president.
- Laurel Sukup, of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who becomes ISSP’s secretary.
- Stephan Levitsky, of Baltimore-based ASR Group Inc., who’ll serve as the group’s development director.
The strategy will have little effect on the ISSP’s day-to-day management.
“We’ve grown significantly since our inception more than five years ago,” said Marsha Willard, ISSP’s executive director. “We have more members, more activities and projects and a broader reach around the world. I welcome the opportunity to partner with the members of the leadership team, the other board of directors and our staff members to help manage our continued success.”
Among its growth intiatives, ISSP is working on ways to launch more local chapters worldwide. It introduced its first such assembly earlier this year in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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