The International Green Industry Hall of Fame Board of Directors is comprised of highly dedicated people who have passion about our mission (Recognizing Individuals and Organizations for excellence in the Green Industry). Since our inception in 2008, we have had a wide variety of board members contributing in a number of different ways. Don Proietti, one of the original board members, is now a Superior Court Judge in Merced County, California. Several of our ex-board members are now on our advisory board listed below. Eric Rawn and Sam Geil are the last of the remaining original board members serving since 2008.
Board members are expected to participate with volunteer work or financially to support our two largest efforts: the annual Conference and Induction Ceremony and the gogreenhall Website, the home of IGIHOF. Since we do not employ a paid staff, the vast majority of the work is performed by our board members. It is for this reason we thank all past and present board members for their wonderful contributions.
- Yvonne Chelberg – Geil Enterprises, Inc.
- Tom Cotter – Real Goods Solar, Inc.
- Sam Geil, Founder & Chairman – Geil Consulting
- Erin Goldfarb, Treasurer – Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA, LLP
- Mark Goodman – Green Building Legal Consultation
- Joe Gustafson, Secretary – Kuppa Joy Coffee House
- Matt Haas – Professional Exchange Service Corporation
- Charlie Harris – Green2Gold Incubator
- Eric Rawn – BCT Consulting, Inc.
- Glen Roberts – U.S. Commercial Service / U.S. Department of Commerce
Advisory Board Members
As with all effective organizations, there are times when getting an outside perspective becomes necessary and provides a valuable service to the organization. We have formed an Advisory Council made up of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills within the Green Industry. IGHIOF’s Advisory Council will consist of non-directors whose purpose will be to make recommendations to the Board or the Board’s authorized representatives on strategic planning and policy issues. However, the advisory committee will have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the Board of Directors or IGIHOF. The Advisory Council is subject to the supervision by the Board of Directors.
We are fortunate to have a diverse Advisory Council made up of talented people dedicated to the advancement of the Green Industry.
- Laura Calderon – Sales Manager, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite & Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite
- Catherine C. Curry – Owner, C. Curry Design
- Jackie Grazier – Marketing Director, Sun-Maid Growers
- Brian Santos – Wells Fargo