Senior Officers
Jeremy Nelson, President

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.

Stephanie Thomas-Rees, Vice President

Stephanie Thomas-Rees is an adjunct professor at Daytona State College in the School of Building and Architectural Technology.  She teaches Sustainable Design, Construction Materials & Processes and Construction Planning & Estimating.  She is also the faculty advisor for Team Daytona, Daytona State College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s combined partnership, in the US DOE Solar Decathlon 2017 competition 

 Arturo Griego, Treasurer

Arturo is a licensed architect and general contractor and owner of itecdesign based in Miami, Fl. As founding member for the 16-year old architecture and design firm itecdesign, Arturo has been involved in all aspects of the design and construction process for many project types in locations throughout the USA, China, South America, and the Caribbean. In addition, Arturo is the founding member of G3designbuild, a consulting firm dedicated to green building technology. Arturo has recruited several high-rise projects for certification by FGBC and he is active on the FGBC High-Rise Committee.

 Deirdre Irwin, Secretary

Deirdre Irwin has served as the Florida Water Star Program Coordinator since 2007 and has been instrumental in the program’s expansion into the commercial and institutional sectors. She 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. Deirdre has been a subject matter expert for the development of the EPA WaterSense home certification criteria and she serves on the technical advisory committee for the UF IFAS Putnam St Johns Horticultural Program. She currently serves on the Florida Green Building Coalition Board of Directors.