Emerging Professionals

GBA-LOGO-2010_EP (1)Emerging Professionals (EPs) are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement.  GBA’s EP committee enables like-minded sustainability professionals to be a force for progress within their communities by providing a forum for networking and education.

Generally young professionals (under 35 years old), EPs are in the early stage of their careers and interested in or already working in the green building industry.  Graduate students are encouraged to become involved, while undergraduate students should preferably get engaged with existing green building and sustainability networks at their college or university and/or their local U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) students group.

Get involved by attending an EP event or joining the Emerging Professional Committee, which meets on a monthly basis. Check out the open positions below, and email Cassie Treshok at Cassandra.L.Treshok@BNYMellon.com if you’re interested in serving on the committee. Become a GBA EP Member here!

EP Leaders

GBA thanks the following EP volunteers:

Committee Chair

Cassandra Treshok
In this role, Cassie provides guidance and support to the group and helps promote the EPs to other GBA audiences.

Events Chair

Nancy Jones
Nancy works with GBA staff and external partners to plan and coordinate EP events.

Volunteer Chair

Will Brown
As volunteer chair, Will coordinates various EP community service projects, such as performing energy modeling for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and partnering with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and  Nine Mile Run for the Urban EcoStewards Program.


Simona Loberant
As secretary, Simona develops meeting agendas, takes meeting minutes, and distributes them to the planning committee. 

Open Committee Positions:

Student Liaison

This Emerging Professional acts as a liaison between the EP group and local USGBC student chapters.

Education Chairs (2)

The education chairs coordinate various EP educational opportunities and presentations, such as The City’s Vacant Lot Tool Kit Presentation and Green Roof Tours.