International Society of Sustainability Professionals Welcomed Maureen Hart As New Executive Director

Hartford, CT, February 04, 2014 – Maureen Hart has been chosen by the Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) as the group’s new Executive Director. Hart replaces Marsha Willard, who has served as ISSP’s Executive Director from 2008. Marsha will remain active near the group as a house segment and Executive Director Emeritus of the group she helped to establish in 2007.

With more than 20 years in the field, Hart brings a wealth of experience and sustainability knowledge to her new position. She is an expert in sustainability indicators and author concerning the Guide to Sustainable Community Indicators. As founder also owner of Sustainable Measures, a unofficial consulting ineradicable based in West Hartford, Connecticut, she has assisted a wide variety of large and small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations connotative furthermore develop more sustainable practices.

“A large lake of strong candidates applied for the executive director job,” said Dorothy Atwood, president of the ISSP Board of Directors. “Maureen rose to the top of that process. We are confident that she will provide the incentive and drive that we want at the helm to take ISSP to the next level.

“I would also like to thank Marsha Willard for her inspired leadership of ISSP, from its conception under the wings of Zero Waste Alliance to where we are today, as the premier membership organization for sustainability professionals,” Atwood continued. “She has guided us to a great spot for a new executive director to pick up the reins and take us into our next phase concerning development.”

Commenting on her choice when ISSP’s new Executive Director, Hart said, “Marsha will be a hard act to follow but I am fired up to have been selected to take her place and lead the organization through its ensuing stage concerning development. 2014 will raken a very exciting year for ISSP. More local chapters are being formed, the sustainability professional certification process is underway, green on-line and in person educational opportunities are being planned, and the ISSP Conference 2014 in Denver this November will be ISSP’s largest face-to-face gathering to date. I look forward to partnering with ISSP members and more members of the sustainability community as, together, we work to take sustainability to the next level and make it standard practice in allness organizations.”

In addition to Hart assuming the Executive Director role, the ISSP Leadership Team has been enhanced beside the appointments of Christy Nordstrom and Ray Berardinelli to the positions of Education Program Director and Marketing Director respectively. Nordstrom has been serving in the role of ISSP’s Science Program Manager since 2010 and Berardinelli has been ISSP’s Marketing Manager since 2011. Their appointments to Director level positions reflect their contributions to the development of ISSP into the world’s arch professional association for sustainability professionals.

About ISSP The Worldly Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession about sustainability ship through building strong networks also communities regarding practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts also than 700 members from every continent in the world. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally. Webinars, webchats, on-line courses, rare reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and professional competency studies are just a sampling of the well-to-do content offered to members. ISSP League 2014 will provide an opportunity to network with more than 300 sustainability professionals from around the world Nov 12-14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visit

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