New Chapter and Regional Leaders
The U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter (USGBC Texas) welcomes new elected leaders in each or the Chapter’s five regions across the state. They join returning Regional Council members in leading our sustainability mission in Texas.
USGBC Texas is a community-benefit (501c3) nonprofit committed to ensuring a better built environment for current and future generations of Texans. We are uniquely focused on uniting all stakeholders involved in the development, design, construction, operation and use of the built infrastructure to achieve equitable practices and policies that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable, adds Powell.
Our Mission: To transform the way buildings, homes, and communities are designed, built, maintained, and operated in Texas through outreach, education, advocacy, and partnerships, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life in Texas.
To meet this Mission USGBC Texas draws from diverse stakeholders, including building industry professionals, educators, policy makers, and community members, says Jonathan Kraatz, the Chapter’s Executive Director. From our partnerships with industry and trade associations to our networking and educational events, we connect them in conversations about real solutions.
In each of the Chapter’s five regions, the Regional Council members – along with the statewide board of directors – set the direction for the Chapter’s day-to-day advocacy, outreach, and education programs.
The 2021 Regional Councils for USGBC Texas:
Central Texas Region
Courtney Thier, Elevate (2023 Chair)
Gulf Coast Region
Tim Murray, Page (2023 Chair)
To get involved with your local region and some of the Chapter events across Texas each year, please visit the Chapter’s volunteer page: https://usgbctexas.org/VolunteerWithUs
North Texas Region
Natalie Terrill, Beck Group (2023 Chair)
South Texas Region
Karen Bishop, San Antonio River Authority (2023 Chair)
West Texas RegionFernando Berjano, City of El Paso
Sarah Dillabough, Creosote Collective
Nicole Ferrini, City of El Paso – Climate & Sustainability
C. Renee Jimenez, MNK Architects
Christian Lopez, City of El Paso – Community Development
Nickole Rodriguez, City of El Paso – Community Development
Yazmin Trueba, Sundt Construction