Board of Directors
John Lyons is President of Symbiosis a consultancy that collaborates with individuals, businesses and communities to demonstrate sustainable practices that are replicable, sustainable, reduce energy consumption and utilize renewable energy sources. Symbiosis focuses on the main components of our daily lives; home, work and transportation. Symbiosis champions a collaborative project management approach often leading public/private demonstration projects, working with; private business, governments, non-profit organizations and community groups. Prior to founding Symbiosis, Lyons was President and CEO of MetroPool for 17 years. MetroPool, a founding member of CTSBC, delivered sustainable transportation services to commuters in CT and NY for 38 years. <Read more>
Currently an audit associate with Whittlesey Advising in Hartford, CT, Matthew combines his experience in accounting and not-for-profit management with a passion for sustainability. Graduating from the University of Connecticut MBA program in 2018, he was a founding officer of UConn’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter. As a member of UConn’s Graduate Consulting Club, he led consulting engagements for clients such as Commercial Solar Works, a start-up solar developer based in Hartford. In his second year of the MBA program, he also completed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Prior to starting his MBA, he was executive director of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the state’s premier professional chamber orchestra, and Connecticut Lyric Opera, the state’s largest professional opera company. <Read more>
Suzanne Huminski is Southern CT State University’s first Sustainability Coordinator. In 2010, she proposed to the university’s administration that she serve in this role for a pilot semester as her Master’s capstone project, and she has been there ever since. Working across almost all sectors of SCSU’s operations, Suzanne helps plan and implement projects in energy and other resource efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, curriculum development, experiential learning, community outreach, land stewardship, and strategic planning. She oversees SCSU’s involvement in the national Climate Leadership Commitment for colleges and universities and created an award-winning interdisciplinary internship program for undergraduate and graduate students with sustainability focused career goals. <Read more>
Rodrigo Castro is Managing Director at ESG COMPASS, a new software-based evaluation methodology that helps companies to anticipate risks of frauds and improve organizational performance over ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Before joining ESG COMPASS he worked at Nielsen and Grupo Security, where he served as HR Director overseeing the ESG Strategy for more than 7 companies. Before joining ESG COMPASS he worked at Nielsen and Grupo Security, where he served as HR Director overseeing the ESG Strategy for more than 7 companies.He has been advisor for companies such as Unilever, Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Ohio National, Swissôtel, Mall Plaza, Komatsu, among others, including the industries of financial services, retail, hospitality, metallurgy, real estate, health, and mining. <Read more>
Jane is currently responsible for Avangrid’s conservation and load management portfolios In Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, delivering energy efficiency and demand response programs to Avangrid’s customers. Jane is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2009. In 2014 Jane earned her Master of Science in Management, specializing in Clean Energy Management and Sustainability, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Prior to working at Avangrid, Jane had a geothermal heat pump company and worked with homeowners and small businesses to efficiently heat and cool their buildings. In her free time, Jane loves to run and her favorite distance is the marathon.
TJ Clynch founded Civic Mind in 2011, a social enterprise specializing in community development, strategic partnerships, and impact investment. He works to create dynamic, sustainable progress while connecting organizations to their audiences in exciting new ways. He has previously served on the City of Hartford’s Clean Energy Task Force, the REACH Coalition (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health), and as the President of Business for Downtown Hartford. He received his B.S. in Business Management at Westfield State College. <Read More>
Sarah Sedlock is the Director of Audience Engagement at EBP Supply Solutions, a 101-year-old family-owned wholesale distribution partner. Headquartered in Milford, CT, EBP operates three distribution centers servicing customers all along the east coast from Maine down to Virginia. EBP is committed to helping their customers minimize their ecological footprint by developing customized cleaning and foodservice packaging programs to help meet each customer’s sustainability goals. Prior to joining EBP in 2013, Sarah spent over 8 years at Victorinox Swiss Army, a global luxury goods company overseeing their B2C e-commerce business as well as managing the traditional marketing strategies for the Global Apparel, Cutlery and Swiss Army Knife businesses. Prior to that, she worked at Cadbury Schweppes — the free Snapple every day was the best perk of this position! <Read More>
John Oldi is a Technical Director in the Environmental, Health & Safety Division of Loureiro Engineering Associates. John is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. He specializes in environmental compliance and sustainability programs, with an emphasis on air pollution. Prior to joining Loureiro, John spent the majority of his career working at General Electric. At GE he held various EHS roles throughout the organization, including as an executive in the corporate environmental group. During his tenure in the corporate office, he was responsible for the development of the 2020 GHG goal and created a company-wide sustainability engagement program. <Read More>