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>

JOHN LYONS

Board Chair

Kevin Porter is Senior Vice President, Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, where he has spent the last 11 years. Prior to joining UBS, Kevin held a variety of financial positions at Smith Barney and the Mobil Oil Corporation. In addition to his financial acumen, Kevin brings a personal passion for sustainability to his board position. His Connecticut home boasts a 27 PV solar array, a thermal solar water heating system, an EV charging station, and rain barrels for water collection and use in an organic garden.  Kevin is a former member and also past treasurer of the Exchange Club of Easton, CT, a civic organization whose primary mission is the prevention of child abuse and the strengthening of families in Fairfield County. Kevin received his BA in Economics from Fairfield University and his MBA in Finance at the University of Connecticut. <Read more>

KEVIN PORTER

Treasurer

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>

SUZANNE HUMINSKI

Secretary

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>

MATTHEW BURRY

Director

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>

RODRIGO CASTRO

Director

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>

TJ CLYNCH

Director

Donna currently serves as Director, Client Engagement for RSF Social FinanceDonna began her career as a professor of cultural anthropology and taught at Duke and Columbia. When a couple of venture capitalists came calling, she decided to put her analytical mindset and cultural observation skills to a new test and became an international business consultant, first in South Africa and later in the U.S. As Vice President and General Manager at Iconoculture, Inc., a global trend research company where Donna advised Fortune 1000 companies on marketing strategy and branding campaigns. Before joining RSF Social Finance, Donna served as the principal at The Daniels Consultancy providing branding, marketing and strategic services to companies and non-profits. <Read More>

DR. DONNA DANIELS

Director

Stephen is a transportation industry expert with an eye on sustainability. He is a strong believer that the future of transportation will be Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES), and he is actively supporting initiatives to bring this transition about. After earning a BS in Power Technology from the University of Central Missouri, Stephen began his professional career at General Motors, where he held a number of positions in GM’s key business functions. This experience provided him with the opportunity to increase his expertise in the automotive industry.  Stephen moved to Connecticut in 2007 where he oversaw GM’s development and demonstration of some of the company’s most advanced technology in the area of sustainability — including fuel cell vehicles, autonomous technology, and the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. <Read More>

STEPHEN MARLIN

Director

Ashley was named Corporate Social Responsibility Lead of Cigna enterprise in January 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the development and execution of the formal Corporate Responsibility platform and action plan, enterprise-wide Corporate Responsibility metrics and producing an annual Corporate Responsibility report for internal and external audiences. The strategic plan and reported results are designed to add value for stakeholder groups, enhance business performance and support the long-term interests of Cigna—while helping to create positive impact for the business and society. Metellus is an associate of the Health Service Leadership Program, a 5-7 year graduate rotational program which focuses on building leadership talent through executive coaching, dynamic rotational roles, and personalized development.  <Read more>

ASHLEY METELLUS

Director

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>

SARAH SEDLOCK

Director