The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) has announced announced the results of its 2016 Board of Directors elections. The board is comprised of 25 directors, three representatives from each of eight affiliations, plus one representative from the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). One seat in each category is elected annually by the FGBC general membership to serve a three-year term. Board members include:
Jeremy Nelson, owner, GreenGov, LLC, Orlando (At-large category)
Nelson is a consultant for local government sustainability programs, who has worked with and guided over 50 cities and counties.
Nate Ritter, director of sustainability, GreenBuilt Solutions, Orlando (Design and analysis category)
Ritter is a principal and founder of GreenBuilt Solutions established in 2012 to help builders, developers, and owners incorporate green building practices into their projects.
Gregory M. Hardwick, president, Hardwick General Contracting, Maitland (Development and construction category)
FGBC says Hardwick has more 22 years of experience in the construction business.
James (Jim) E. Barnes, assistant village manager, Village of Wellington (Governmental category)
Barnes joined the village in 2003 and previously served in several posts including director of operations, deputy director of operations, parks and recreation director, deputy director of environmental and engineering services, and assistant director of community services. He leads many of Wellington’s sustainability efforts.
Cindy Hall, president, EcoSolutions Marketing, Jensen Beach (Products category)
Hall currently serves as chair of the FGBC Programs and Promotions Committee and is a past FGBC president and board member. She is an independent consultant and account manager for small businesses as well as in independent sales representative for several hardscape material manufacturers.
Mike Bonts, president, Mike Bonts Public Relations (MBPR Group), Jacksonville (Public advocate category)
Bonts specializes in public relations, brand development and marketing communications to include media relations, special events and social media.
Board members will take their oaths and be inducted on Oct. 21 during the FGBC annual GreenTrends Conference at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Green building professionals from across the state come to learn about the latest best practices and stakeholders help develop the next level of green building standards.