Sandra is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago. Previously, she was Program Director for Seventhwave, where she led the Chicago team and directed Accelerate Performance, Seventhwave’s national initiative that brings performance-based procurement to scale for commercial new construction. Sandra also played a key leadership role in Seventhwave’s delivery of commercial new construction services for ComEd and the gas utilities in northern Illinois. Sandra led the development of a Net Zero summit for private developers in Chicago that now serves as a platform for convening meaningful market transformation conversations with key stakeholders.
For more than 20 years, Sandra has designed and managed energy programs for utilities in Minnesota and Illinois. She embraces market-driven strategies that integrate with the green building movement. Sandra has extensive knowledge of applied sustainability practices that can be measured successfully. She is a high-performance leader who has the unique ability to engage stakeholders at multiple levels and inspire constituents to embrace sustainable practices. She is Past Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter and serves as Greenbuild 2018 Host Committee Co-Chair.