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Green Meeting Industry Council
700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

Member Spotlight - Dec 2011
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Member Spotlight

Get to know our members. Every month we profile a different member who helps to make the GMIC community so unique. Explore the links below to learn more about our network of engaged Sustainability professionals.

Jeff Chase
Vice President, Freeman

Why did you join GMIC?
I was asked to join the Green Task Force at Champion and when I take on something I jump in head first and did some industry research on all the green movements going on and found out that the Green Meetings Industry Council was a growing organization and that the Northern California Chapter was holding local education classes so I went. Met some very smart and passionate folks that sparked my interest.

How long have you been a member?
I joined the chapter in May 2010

What is your sustainability philosophy?
I believe that being sustainable is part of your daily life and that we need to engage in green practices and be committed in every part of your life. Work, Home,Community.

How do you incorporate sustainability into your life and work?
Recycling and being aware of what we are doing at home translates into habits that I bring to work. At work we focus on how to use the best materials and how to look at everything in it's total lifecycle.

What is your greatest satisfaction in being a member of GMIC? (or what sets GMIC apart from other organizations you are a member of?)
I love the interaction with all the members that have stories and lessons learned. Their passion and professional experiences have inspired me to work harder and be better.