BRENNAN CONAWAY has served as a contracting professional with General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) since 2004. Currently, Mr. Brennan works within GSA’s Program Analysis Division, which is actively engaged in initiatives to green the agency’s operations and supply chain. Brennan was awarded a B.B.A. from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from George Mason University.
ALICIA CULVER is the executive director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, an international network dedicated to advancing sustainable procurement policies and practices among government agencies and public institutions. Ms. Culver has over two decades of experience working in the sustainable procurement field. She got her start in 1994 evaluating the federal government’s environmentally preferable purchasing efforts as Coordinator of the Government Purchasing Project based in Washington, D.C. She later served as deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Sustainability and, in 2004, founded the Green Purchasing Institute. Ms. Culver is currently serving as an advisor to the UN Environment Program and the World Bank, identifying the best practices for the procurement of energy-efficient products around the world. She also chairs San Francisco’s Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group. She has co-authored many publications on sustainable procurement, including Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment, RPN’s Responsible Purchasing Guide to LED Lighting, and Buying Smart: Experiences of Municipal Green Purchasing Pioneers.
EDAN DIONNE is director of corporate environmental affairs at IBM Corporation. IBM’s Corporate Environmental Affairs staff sets the company’s global strategy for and oversees IBM’s programs and performance worldwide in environment, energy and climate, product and process environmental stewardship. She joined IBM in 1983 as environmental engineer and became part of IBM’s corporate environmental affairs staff in 1990. Prior to assuming her current position, her experience included managing a wide range of environmental and climate protection programs, partnership with others in industry, the USEPA and nongovernmental organizations. She assumed her present position in 2002. Ms. Dionne has a master of science degree in chemical engineering.
JON EISENBERG (Staff) is director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. At CSTB, he has also been study director for more than a dozen major studies, including a series of reports exploring Internet and broadband policy and networking and communications technologies. From 1995 to 1997 he was a AAAS Science,