Senior Officers
 
Barry Faske, President

Barry is a true native Floridian with roots dating back over 100 years to Miami and South Florida. He has been a business owner for over 15 years and is an FGBC Certifying Agent. He is active on many FGBC committees, including Education, Programs & Promotions, Homes, and Local Government. Within his community, Barr is Chair of the city of Hollywood’s Green Team Advisory Committee to the City Commission and is a member of the Broward County Climate Change Task Force. He is also Chair of the Leadership Hollywood Environmental Day – a 40-year-old program of the Hollywood Chamber with over 1000 graduates, including many elected or appointed officials serving at the local, state, and national levels. Barry’s educational background includes studies in environment, social, technology, building, and electronic systems.

 
Bill Kachman, Vice President

Bill Kachman is a retired Army Major of Field Artillery. He worked for 12 years in the education field as a teacher, served as a registered lobbyist for Correctional Education, and as a distance education developer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2004 he joined Environmental Construction & Consulting in Deland and got involved with green building. For the next nine years, he helped manage the construction and consulting side of the company, working with builders, local governments and communities to further green building practices in Volusia and Lake counties. Bill says that in his retirement years, he is working to help FGBC grow in Florida and become the preeminent green organization in Florida.

 
 
Jeremy Nelson, Treasurer

Mr. Nelson served as Treasurer of FGBC in 2016. He has been active in the Florida Green Building Coalition since 2006, has served as a project evaluator, has been instrumental in drafting updates to FGBC standards, and has represented FGBC at various local government city and county meetings. Mr. Nelson is the owner of GreenGov, LLC., a consulting firm that has guided over 50 cities and counties on their sustainability goals. Prior to launching GreenGov, LLC. Mr. Nelson worked for the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) for over eight years, promoting sustainability education and conducting energy efficiency research. Mr. Nelson holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

 
 
 Katrina Locke, Secretary

Katrina Locke is the Sustainability and Natural Resources Director in Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division. She manages Green Volusia, the county’s sustainability program, which includes the county’s Sustainability Action Plan, and also oversees the Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC), Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation, Manatee Protection Plan, and outdoor education programs. Katrina is actively involved in FGBC’s Education and Green Local Government committees. She is also a member of the Florida Sustainability Network and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. Previously, she managed the LEC from conceptual stages to operation. She worked on the green certified facility and interactive display designs, which include displays that illustrate green building practices. Katrina has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Marine Biology from the University of Wales, Bangor.