Kristen Trovillion, LEED GA, President
Sustainability Coordinator, Grand Rapids Public Schools
As the Sustainability Coordinator for Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kristen reduces the environmental impact of district operations, while engaging students in meaningful sustainability learning projects. Prior to coming on board with the district, Kristen held the position of Green Schools Fellow with the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council. In her previous work at the Indiana Energy Office and Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, Kristen managed over $100M in building retrofit, renewable energy, and fleet conversion projects and collaborated on Indianapolis’ first city-wide sustainability assessment. Kristen holds a BA in Political Science from Alma College and an MPA in Energy Policy from Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Sarah Latta Rainero, LEED AP, EDFP, Vice President
Regional Director, Community Assistance Team
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Since April of 2008, Sarah has worked in Community Development for the MEDC. The Community Development team is committed to vibrant, sustainable and unique places and provides economic development services and programs that attract and retain talent in Michigan communities. In her current role, Sarah manages a pipeline of real estate projects across the state, and the dedicated staff that evaluate projects for financial consideration and provide technical assistance. Prior to MEDC, Sarah was a project manager with the National Brownfield Association in Chicago. Sarah is a Michigan State University Spartan and enjoys “Pure Michigan” through hiking and golf.
Armed with a heart dedicated to service and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Cornerstone University, Ana Jose strives to be an advocate for those without a voice. Born and raised in a small Dominican province called Ingenio Consuelo, Ana's roots are reflected through her work with the community. During her four years with Bethany Christian Services, she developed programs to secure housing for youth from overseas, specifically those from Central America. Ana's ability to create and implement effective programming has allowed her to seamlessly step into the role of Program Manager at the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The initiative that Ana will continue to grow and improve is called Transformando West Michigan, which focuses on Hispanic business owners that have the desire to gain knowledge and experience in differing fields, such as financial education or food safety certification. Her personal goal for the program is to facilitate opportunities for growth within the Hispanic businesses. As a business owner herself, Ana operated West Michigan Mortgage and Financial Services (2004), in which she found great success helping people to understand the value of homeownership, which allowed her to become instrumental in helping families secure FHA loans. She has also created programs to help families improve their credit and secure properties in the city of Grand Rapids. Ana graduated from the Latino Talent Program at Ferris State University in 2015 and finds inspiration from the local community, her family, and Hispanic culture. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children and strives to be a good mom, daughter, and friend.
PE / Associate / Senior Civil Engineer at Fishbeck
Ryan Musch is a Senior Civil Engineer and leads the Site Development Group at Fishbeck. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in Site and Civil Engineering and has focused much of his efforts on Sustainable Design within his Site Development and Civil projects. Ryan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Calvin College, a Masters of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional and Sustainable SITES Accredited Professional.
Director of Global Environment Performance, Steelcase
An accomplished speaker on sustainability, operations environmental performance, and environmental strategies David educates and inspires community, customers, and business influencers through numerous board and community activities, national conferences, and educational events. David has a Bachelor's in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University and a Master's in Management from Aquinas College. David participated as a member of the foundation committee that formed the West Michigan Chapter.
Jonathan is the Manager of Mechanical Engineering for TowerPinkster, providing expertise in sustainable design practices for healthcare, higher education, and commercial projects. He has extensive experience working with facilities management teams on large central utility plants, helping them to assess their existing systems, plan for future capital projects, and maximize the return on their investments. He has completed over a dozen LEED projects and has helped secure over two million dollars in utility rebates and tax incentives for clients. In addition, Jonathan mentors junior professionals in Southwest Michigan and serves as an active member of multiple professional organizations.
Peter is president of Bazzani Building Company, specializing in sustainable new construction and redevelopment of under-utilized properties. Peter has experience in all phases of the development process from site selection through operations. By focusing on the impact on people, planet, and profit; Peter and the Bazzani Building Company team look to incorporate the principles of the triple bottom line to all projects in which they are involved.
Attorney, The Business Law Group
Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University and a law degree from Cooley Law School. Andrew is an attorney with an extensive background in civil litigation, business matters, franchise law, sports and entertainment law and landlord-tenant matters. He has helped dozens of businesses and individuals with variety of issues from starting up a new business venture to collecting debts to contract drafting and negotiations to general counsel to drafting and reviewing franchise agreements to evictions.
DeVon Miller, BCxP, LEED AP
Building Commissioning Specialist, Facilities Management
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