Meet our Staff/Board

FOUNDERS

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  Peter Dobrovolny, retired architect and planner.

Prior to retirement in February 2014, Peter was a part of the City of Seattle’s Green Building Program and worked with the private sector development community to fulfill the mission of the City’s Sustainable Building Policy. Beginning in late 2009, Peter was intimately involved in creating the first 2030 District in Seattle, and through national connections in the green building field, brought the concept of a 2030 District to Tucson in 2016.

 

 

 

 

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  Michael Peel, Southern Arizona Director, Local First Arizona

Michael has spent his career developing and facilitating community-based partnerships and collaborations, creating innovative programs and bringing key partners together to create community and statewide solutions. Michael has also served on a variety of boards, including the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Tucson Clean and Beautiful. he was honored in as the USGBC 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Arizona Community.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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   John Eisele,

John is a 37-year resident of Tucson and is passionate about sustainability and environmental  issues, particularly as it relates to “green” buildings and homes. John has an Engineering  degree from the University of Michigan and has had a wide-ranging career, including 22+ yrs  with IBM, owning several businesses and marketing a variety of environmental products. John  is committed to assist in the expansion of high performance buildings in Tucson and the  success of the Tucson 2030 District.

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair, Peter Dobrovolny

 

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  Barbara Warren, Exec. Dir., Arizona Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Barbara has resided in Tucson for a total of 30 years. She is a retired practicing physician (Internal Medicine and Community Medicine) with a degree in public health in health services administration and served on faculties of 4 medical schools. PSR promotes clean, safe, renewable energy, water protection and conservation, and education for our communities to address the health and environmental impacts of global climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons.

 

 

 

 

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  David Eisenberg, Founder, Development Center for Appropriate Technology

 

DCAT launched their program Building Sustainability into the Codes in 1995 seeking to create  a sustainable context for building codes, grounded in real world building experience. David  served two terms on the U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors where he founded  and chaired USGBC's Code Committee for nine years. He was vice chair of the first ASTM  subcommittee on sustainability for buildings and led the task group that developed.

                

 

 

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  Perry Whithorne, Asset Manager, Holualoa Companies, Tucson AZ

A Tucson native, Perry is responsible for leasing, acquisitions, asset and construction management for commercial and industrial properties in Southern Arizona. His portfolio includes several properties located within Tucson’s Emerging 2030 District. He has 23+ years of real estate experience, including serving as Director of Operations for a commercial appraisal firm and the same role for a design-build architecture, construction and development company. He earned his B.A. at Oberlin College and has M.A.’s from both the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

 

 

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   Dale Brentrup, Professor Emeritus, UNC at Charlotte

Dale brings 45 years of extensive professional, teaching and research experience in daylighting, building energy performance, simulation and sustainable design methods to the District. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Arizona State University (1973), a post-professional Masters of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles (1982), and was a post-graduate research associate at the University of California, Berkeley - Center Environmental Design Research (1981-82).

 

 

 

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   Rita Dorsey Boutwell, Director of Training and Development, Hotel Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Mike Sadowsky, Sales and Marketing Director, Merit Foods of Arizona