ROCKVILLE, Md., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) of the National Capital Region awarded Eugenia Gregorio, LEED AP BD+C and the company's Sustainability Manager, "2011 Member of the Year" for her outstanding dedication and contribution to the events and program committees of the local organization.
"Eugenia's tireless efforts on the programs committee have attracted hundreds of new attendees to our events. Her leadership and make-it-happen attitude prove what can be done when the right person is at the helm," stated USGBC NCR Board Chair, Shannon Sentman, Principal and Co-founder, Sol Vista Consulting.
"We are thrilled that Eugenia has achieved such recognition as she is an inspiring and dynamic member of Tower's GreenTeam exerting immeasurable energy towards achieving our company's sustainability goals, including setting up Electric Vehicle Charging stations in all of our buildings, " stated Tower partner, Jeffrey S. Abramson.
"She is self-motivated and brings a plethora of ideas and leads the implementation of these programs," stated Chief Sustainability Officer, David Borchardt, PE, LEED AP BD+C.
"I am extremely honored to have won the USGBC NCR award and consider it a great privilege to work with other hardworking and forward thinking members of the Board, Programs Committee and NCR staff and have our members' support so together, we can learn, share and be creative to achieve our goals," stated Ms. Gregorio.
Gregorio first joined the USGBC NCR Chapter Emerging Professional group in late 2005 when she was studying to become a LEED Accredited Professional, joined the events committee and soon thereafter became the Events Coordinator. In December of 2010, a member of the NCR Board of Directors asked her to become the Co-Chair for the Program Committee. She developed and organized the newly branded monthly "GreenScene" networking events and "GreenLearn" educational events in coordination with Co-Chair Marcus Kenny of WorkSpaces, LLC.
Eugenia has 9 years of construction consulting, management, and sustainability experience in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She is pursuing an MBA at George Washington University in the part-time program, beginning Fall 2011. The Tower Companies hired her in December of 2010.
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