Board Candidates

Board Candidates

FGBC Board of Directors Candidate Nominations 2014
(In alphabetical order)

 

Peggy Christ
Broker-Owner
Bee Green Realty LLC
Bradenton, FL
Board Category: Real Estate, Finance & Property Services
Peggy is the Broker/Owner of Bee Green Realty LLC and has enjoyed over 30 years experience in Real Estate development, with seven years in commercial (Multi Family) in Houston, Texas. She is passionate about empowering Realtors/brokers/builders, and pretty much everyone she comes in contact with, to make green choices to improve our homes and help our environment. Peggy holds a NAR (National Association of Realtors) Green Certification, is FHA 203k Construction & Rehab Certified, and Shortsale, Foreclosure & REO certified. She serves as the Manatee Association of Realtors 2014 Treasurer, has been a Board of Director since 2011, the Manatee Association of Realtors Green Chair from 2011-2014, and the Manatee/Sarasota Builders Industry Association Green Chair. She received the PRIM award from Manatee Association, ReMax Hall of Fame recognition, and Five Star Realtor in Sarasota distinction. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Manatee Chamber of Commerce and serves as a Board member of the Old Braden River Historical Society. Peggy is seeking re-election for her second term on the FGBC Board.

 

Randy H. Conn
Principal
ES Green & Company
Tallahassee, FL
Board Category: Design & Analysis
Randy has been a state certified builder for 30+ years, with experience in Commercial and custom contract residential construction projects in the Tallahassee area. He retired from Randy Conn Builder, Inc. in 2010, and remains a principal in ES Green and Company, LLC., a green certification consulting firm. He has extensive knowledge of building science, building practices and green building methods, and communicates well with building professionals, speaking the same language and having accumulated many of the same experiences.

Randy has certified over 500 homes to the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Florida Green” Certified Home Standard and was the top producing FGBC Certifying Agent in 2009. He has been involved in ENERGY STAR® qualification of homes, gathering data for HERS Index computation and in performance testing. He was the FGBC Home Committee chair for over two years and actively participates on the FGBC Commercial Building and High-Rise Residential Standard committees .

He received the 2002 Residential Rehabilitation Award from the Tallahassee Leon County Historical Preservation Society, the only Residential award given in the last 10 years. He holds a BA in English from Florida State University.

 

Deirdre Irwin
Florida Water StarSM Statewide Coordinator
St. Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, FL
Board Category: Governmental
Deirdre Irwin is the Florida Water Star Coordinator for St. Johns River Water Management District. A St. Johns County resident, Deirdre received a Diploma in Environmental Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland before coming to work for the St. Johns River Water Management District in 1989. She has experience with the District’s surface water regulatory programs, water resource education programs, and certification program development and implementation. Her work as the Florida Water Star Coordinator involves administering the program and overseeing training and industry outreach.

Deirdre also contributed to the development of the EPA WaterSense home certification criteria. She serves on the technical advisory committee for the UF IFAS Putnam St Johns Horticultural Program, UF IFAS Duval Commercial Horticulture Program.

Deirdre is seeking re-election for a second term on the FGBC Board, currently serves as Chair of the FGBC Education Committee, and contributes technical expertise on water conservation criteria for the FGBC standards. Deirdre is seeking re-election for her second term on the FGBC Board.

Claire E. Lewis
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator
University of Florida – IFAS
Gainesville, FL
Board Category: Academic & Research
Claire holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida and severs as the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) statewide Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator. Ms. Lewis functions as liaison with the UF/IFAS Extension agents around the state to promote adoption of environmentally sound landscape practices at new and existing communities. Prior to joining the FFL team, she worked 12 years for private landscape architecture firms in Gainesville. Design projects include large-scale commercial, institutional, and residential home sites.

 

Ralph Locke
President
Environmental Construction and Consulting
Deland, FL
Board Category: At Large
Ralph Locke is the president of Environmental Construction and Consulting Inc. He is a Florida native and military combat veteran. Ralph has over 30 years of experience as a building professional and is an expert in the green building field. Ralph has been a member of FGBC since 2003, is an FGBC Certifying Agent and Regional Liaison. Ralph also actively participates on many of the FGBC working committees. In his everyday interactions, Ralph encourages change to sustainable building practices through education. He has worked with home builder associations, contractors, governments, homeowners, and high school students to promote green building techniques . Ralph also volunteers as a subject matter expert for contractors testing. Ralph holds building, roofing, and solar licenses and is a Florida Water StarSM Commercial and Residential certifier. He is an active leader and facilitator in the green building field and continues to encourage sustainable building and to represent FGBC. Ralph is seeking re-election for his second term on the FGBC Board.

 

P. Scott McCracken
President
Sawhorse Construction
Vero Beach, FL
Board Category: Development & Construction
Scott is president of Sawhorse Construction. He has over 27 years experience in construction and has been a state certified general contractor since 1989. He attended Auburn University and the University of Florida where he majored in Materials Engineering and Building Construction. Scott has been a member of the Treasure Coast Builders Association for eight years where he is the current President and has received the distinction of Builder of the Year.

Scott has been a certified member (Commercial / Residential) of Green Advantage since 2008 and has won a number of awards for green building projects. He takes an active leadership role in his community and has extensive experience with boards having served on the Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning and is currently on the city of Vero Beach Finance Committee, handling the sale of the city-owned power plant to FP&L. He holds the following licenses: State Certified General Contractor, Mold Assessor, Mold Remediator, Home Inspector, Wind Mitigator, Community Association Manager, EPA Lead Renovator, and a Class III Energy Rater.

 

John J. Morgan, Jr.
Sustainability Officer
City of Delray Beach
Delray Beach, FL
Board Category: Governmental
John Morgan serves as the Sustainability Officer for the City of Delray Beach. He is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the City’s sustainability programs to ensure that initiatives, implementation, and activities are well coordinated, executed, and aligned with the City’s sustainability objectives.

John Morgan brings more than 35 years of public sector leadership in the water resources management, environmental restoration, and adaptive management arenas. He specializes in assembling and leading multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated solutions for water resource and growth management challenges. John has substantial experience in water policy, watershed management, water quality, habitat restoration, and emergency management. John has also developed expertise in smart growth, climate change adaptation/resilience, and sustainability principles. John has gained a keen understanding of federal, state, and local planning, regulatory, and project management processes.

Mr. Morgan has a BS in Zoology from Colorado State University.

 

Lisa M. Pearcy
Director of Energy & Sustainability
All Elements Mechanical
Orlando, FL
Board Category: Design & Analysis
Lisa Pearcy provides consulting and certification assistance to builders, developers, subcontractors, and Realtors. Her passion and knowledge of green building concepts make her an ideal candidate for the FGBC Board. As Director of Energy & Sustainability for All Elements Mechanical, she educates and promotes the key components of building green, sustainable structures that utilize current, innovative design strategies. In just the past year, All Elements has registered for FGBC certification four high-rise projects and hundreds of multi-family units, proving her commitment to FGBC. With her unique background in building sciences, there is no one more qualified to enhance the FGBC agenda.

 

Wes Singletary
Executive Director
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
Tallahassee, FL
Board category: Development & Construction
Wes Singletary is the Executive Director of Big Bend Habitat for Humanity where he has served for nearly two years after having worked with the State of Florida and TCC for the past 20.  During this time habitat has completed seven homes, bringing the total number of habitat homes built in this community to near 170.

Dr. Singletary has a Ph.D. from FSU in American History, and is the author of three books: The Right Time: John Henry "Pop" Lloyd and Black Baseball; Al Lopez: The Life of Baseball's El Senor; and Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History.

 

Joseph M. Triolo
Program Manager
Duke Energy
St. Petersburg, FL
Board category: Products
Joseph Triolo is a Program Manager at Duke Energy overseeing statewide energy efficiency programs in the residential new construction and existing homes market. Having an extensive background in construction and affordable housing,   Joe was appointed by Florida’s Governor to Pinellas County’s Housing Authority Board of Commissioners in March 2009 and has served as Chairman of the Board since October 2009. Joe has Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Management. Along with currently serving on RESNET’S board and Ethics and Appeals committee, Joe is a member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America serving on its Existing Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement Advisory Committee. Joe is a certified HERS Rater, member of the International Code Council,  American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and Building Officials of Florida. Joe is seeking re-election for his second term on the FGBC Board.

Cecelia Weaver
REALTOR®
In Touch Real Estate, LLC
Orlando, FL
Board Category: At-Large
Cecelia is a co-founder of the Florida Keys Green Living and Energy Education, Inc. (GLEE), a non-profit organization in South Florida. Recently she transitioned from a successful 27-year career in Florida water resources management into residential real estate sales in Central Florida, with a goal of educating the real estate community, local governments, and the general public on the long-term economic and environmental benefits of sustainable development and green building practices.

Cecelia earned a Bachelor of  Biology and Marine Science degree, a Master of Public Administration, and multidisciplinary technical knowledge gained from a wide range of practice areas, including development of communication and outreach strategies for water quality, green building and water conservation issues.