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ISSP Sustainability Associate Professionals Announced

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ISSP Sustainability Associate Professionals Announced

If you’ve been following our coverage of the new ISSP Sustainability Certification program, you know that the deadline for ISSP members to take the beta versions of the exams recently passed. Although this was a beta exam, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) was clear that any candidate who passed the exam would effectively be among the first in the world to officially earn the designation. As such, ISSP just announced the first cohort of ISSP Sustainability Associate professionals.

We are so very proud to say that four of our own are included in this list! And, on a personal note, I’m happy to see that the sustainability director at my alma mater also earned the credential – go Elon!

Without further adieu, I’m pleased to share the details of the first round of ISSP Sustainability Associates…

 Credential Holder Company Country
 Ekpa Akpan The Sierra Club USA
 Ethelbert Akwuruaha Notore Chemical Industries Nigeria
 Steve Alfaro Everblue Training Institute USA
 Chirag Amin USA
 Rob Andrejewski University of Richmond USA
 Dorothy Atwood Dorothy Fisher Atwood Consulting USA
 Jill Bamburg Pinchot University USA
 Gabrielle Bartlett CCF Brands USA
 Stacey Baumgarn Colorado State University USA
 Sarah Beaubien Tillamook County Creamery Association USA
 Matt Beck Husky Energy Canada
 Sarah Beyea Tavares Group Consulting Canada
 Andrea Boltz Garcia USA
 Christophe Bongars SustainAsia Hong Kong
 Stephen Boss University of Arkansas USA
 Garry Bowen USA
 Nicole Bradford GE Capital Australia
 Michael Brochstein USA
 Lucinda Brown STET Sustainability USA
 Drew Bryck City of Avondale, AZ USA
 Len Bussanich Campmor Inc. USA
 Kathlene Butler US Environmental Protection Agency USA
 Susan Cahalan Harvard University and CDW Consultants USA
 Grace Carlson USA
 Manuel Ceja Proctor & Gamble USA
 Andy Chambers Seed Consulting Services Pty Ltd Australia
 Janet Charnley The Evergreen School USA
 Elizabeth Churchill American Family Insurance USA
 Kathy Collier City of Fort Collins, CO USA
 Christopher Conner Green C Services USA
 John Cook University of California Riverside USA
 Julian Crawford Ernst & Young Australia
 Dominique Croteau Concordia University Canada
 John Culver Environmental Services Inc USA
 Joan Darvish-Rouhani Everblue Training Institute USA
 Julian Dautremont-Smith Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education USA
 Suzanne Davis-Hall Klohn Crippen Berger Canada
 Suman Devadula Indian Institute of Science India
 Kiran Dhanapala Sri Lanka
 Maria Dian Nurani Indonesia
 Vince DiFrancesco Everblue Training Institute USA
 Neil Drobny Ohio State University USA
 Elaine Durr Elon University USA
 Tracy Eagle Smarter Waste Solutions USA
 Jessie Fan Rice University USA
 Ashley Fears City of Springfield, MO USA
 Paola Fiore Italy
 Alejandro Florenzano Fundacion Chile Chile
 Erik Foley Pennsylvania State University USA
 Teresa Foster National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
 Steven Franks Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises USA
 Eduardo Guerra TUV Rheinland de Mexico Mexico
 Amy Haddon Renewable Choice Energy USA
 Ali Harbi AHC Consulting Algeria
 Simon Harvey Business Lab New Zealand
 Hideyuki Hiruma USA
 Jennifer Hobson Business Lab New Zealand
 Scott Hoover Everblue Training Institute USA
 Catherine Hurley City of Evanston, IL USA
 Justin Imiola Wendel USA
 Ian Johnson Colorado College USA
 Marilyn Johnson IHS USA
 Christopher Juniper SustainaLogic USA
 Kerul Kassel USA
 Justina Keelean The Sustany Foundation USA
 Christine Kennedy Greyfriar Marketing USA
 Tamay Kiper Sustainable Brands USA
 Claire Kirk Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment United Kingdom
 Bruce Klafter Flextronics USA
 Beth Knight Ernst & Young United Kingdom
 Kimberly Kruse USAID and Arizona State University USA
 Mindy Kuth Kuth Consulting USA
 Stephan Levistky American Sugar Refining Inc USA
 Sarah Lewis The Sustainability Consortium USA
 Edwin Lim Ecolibrium Strategies Inc Canada
 Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Solutions USA
 Barbara Lucks City of Springfield, MO USA
 Dale Luckwitz Naturepedic USA
 William Mains Santa Clara University USA
 Ken Manchen Premier Farmell Corporation USA
 Tanis Marquette Hexion USA
 Adam Marr Step Beyond Business Advisors Australia
 Melody Martin OGE Energy Corporation USA
 Jose Alejandro Martinez Sepulveda Universidad EAN Colombia
 Michael McCarthy RS&H Inc USA
 Kati McCartney Laurentian University Canada
 Brian McFarland Foundation Inc USA
 Sara McKinstry University of California San Diego USA
 Lesley McLaughlin Conservation International USA
 Teshome Molalenge Bridgewater College USA
 Kruti Munot India
 David Nelson ATI Inc USA
 Ann Newhouse Newhouse Energy & Emergency Management USA
 Wenny Noha PepsiCo USA
 Godwin Chidiebere Nwafor Schlumberger Nigeria
 Patti Olenick Weis Markets USA
 Jennifer Pappalardo USA
 Brian Pullen University of South Florida USA
 Tad Radzinski Sustainable Solutions Corporation USA
 Michael Reichart USA
 Rebecca Rice NORESCO USA
 Renaud Richard France
 Craig Riley AECOM USA
 Oscar Rodriguez-Gonzalez Rodriguez-Gonzalez Services Canada
 Aimee Rogers United States Marine Corps USA
 Edgar Rudberg Greener Point Consulting LLC USA
 Fabian Sack Sustainably PLC Australia
 Ibrahim Salau Environmental Accord Ltd Nigeria
 Alyssa Schear Saunders Construction USA
 Daita Serghi Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education USA
 Kathleen Shaver Cisco USA
 Qais Shelbyeh Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority UAE
 Steven Shultz California State University San Marcos USA
 Crystal Simmons Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education USA
 Kelly Simmons University of Colorado Boulder USA
 Kimberly Smith Portland Community College USA
 Dorothy Sperry Port of Portland USA
 Mark Starik American University USA
 Nathan Stinnette RS&H Inc USA
 Nicole Stockton JLL United Kingdom
 Lesley-Joan Stone University of Auckland Australia
 Jessica Synkoski Lockheed Martin Corporation USA
 Emmanuel Taiwo Environmental Accord Ltd Nigeria
 Robert Taylor Montclair State University USA
 Warren Te Brugge Manzimvula Ventures Inc USA
 Shannon Tocchini Port of Portland USA
 Shannon Tolliver White Castle System Inc USA
 Joseph Tong Hong Kong Productivity Council Hong Kong
 Kevin Wilhelm Sustainable Business Consulting USA
 Bob Willard Sustainability Advantage Canada
 Rick Woodward Coastwide Laboratories USA
 Fraser Work Department of National Defence Canada
 Jeff Yorzyk Cardno Inc USA
 Sanjin Zeco Canada

The ISSP Sustainability Associate Certification (ISSP-SA) is the first tier of certification and is designed for individuals who are new to the field of sustainability but have sufficient education and training to pass a test on basic knowledge and understanding of key sustainability concepts. Just as LEED Green Associate comes before LEED AP Specialty, the ISSP Sustainability Association designation is the mandatory first step before ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional.

The list of ISSP Sustainability Associate professionals is hereISSP has announced that they will offer a second beta testing period for the ISSP Sustainability Associate certification. Like before, this beta is only open to ISSP members and will serve to test some of the changes made after the first beta. Registration will be open for the second beta between January 18 and March 31. Following the second beta, ISSP plans to officially launch its new sustainability certification program for all professionals around the world – regardless of ISSP membership status.

Congratulations to everyone who passed the ISSP Sustainability Associate exam! If you start to see the ISSP-SA acronym following peoples’ names on LinkedIn, email signatures, or resumes, now you’ll know what it stands for!

If you are NOT an ISSP member and want to earn this designation, Everblue has plans to launch training to help individuals learn the concepts that will be on the exam. Check back with us in Q2 2016 for more information or contact us to be added to our waiting list. Given the broad conceptual reach and geographic applications, we anticipate this certification program to be massive. Get in now to become among the first in the world to join these ISSP Sustainability Associate professionals in action!

About Lesley Cowie

Lesley has been passionately advocating for and working with green building and renewable energy since 2009. She has experience with LEED certification, home energy auditing, blower door testing, solar energy, and more. She holds many certifications, including LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Certification. Her work has won numerous awards over the past decade.