STEVE ELLIS, LEED AP

EXPERIENCE: Prior to co-founding MyGreenBuildings, Steve built a career in business development, consultative sales, marketing and cost reduction consulting to business and industry. Steve founded, grew and eventually sold a multi-million dollar environmental waste management consulting business after 12 years of steady growth. His previous company provided services to both national and international Fortune 500 customers, and he has trained hundreds of small business entrepreneurs on how to start and grow a profitable business in cities throughout North America. His family has been in the construction and development business for over 45 years. Steve is known as a "business junkie" with a passion for pure architecture.

EDUCATION: Steve has a BS in business management and marketing from Salem State College and is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. Steve is a regular contributor to community causes, charitable events, speaking to corporate and government leaders as an expert in the field of Green Building and Sustainable Construction. He has been recently appointed to the Solar Task Force for the Sarasota County Commission. He speaks regularly to public and professional audiences about the benefits and economics of Green Building and is active in local and regional associations dedicated to growing the green economy and supporting local economic development.