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ISSP Sustainability Associate Professionals Announced

Update (10/4/16): ISSP-SA Exam Prep is now available!

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!

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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.