Welcoming New Additions to the Envision Review Board: Lindsay Motl, Amanda Schweickert, and Sharon Wright

On the 4th anniversary of its creation ISI would like to take the opportunity to recognize the newest members of the Envision Review Board: Lindsay Motl (Alliant Energy), Amanda Schweickert (BergerABAM), and Sharon Wright (City of St. Petersburg). You can learn more about them and their journey as sustainability leaders in the bios below.

Originally created on April 30th, 2015 the Envision Review Board is comprised of industry-leading infrastructure professionals representing public agencies, private companies, and general interest groups. The mission of the Envision Review Board is to ensure the continued integrity and efficacy of Envision and its associated tools, resources, and documents; to provide for consistency in interpretation and development; and to assure the ongoing relevance of the tool and its associated best practices to the highest standards of scholarship and practice. In this way, Envision is a tool created and overseen by the infrastructure industry itself.

To learn more about the entire Envision Review Board Click Here.

Lindsay Motl

Lead Environmental Specialist
Alliant Energy Corporation

 

Lindsay brings 14 years of experience within the environmental field, including nine in the utility industry, specializing in sustainability management, landfill development projects, contract administration, and environmental compliance. She manages Alliant Energy’s beneficial reuse program, overseeing marketing of byproducts from generation facilities to be utilized in a sustainable manner. In addition, she is a champion for sustainability, supporting the implementation of best practices that enhance the environmental and social performance of infrastructure projects. The projects she has supported have been recognized with two Platinum Envision awards to date. Lindsay holds a BS in biology and environmental science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional.

Amanda Schweickert

Project Engineer/ Sustainability Specialist
BergerABAM

As the Sustainability Specialist at BergerABAM, Amanda has been in charge of sustainability for projects varying from buildings, bridges, transit and waterfront structures. She leads the development of sustainability within the company and in the community. As an early adopter of Envision, she became one of the first Envision Sustainability Professionals credentialed in Washington and was part of the first class of ISI trained Verifiers and Trainers. Amanda has reviewed projects for Envision v2 verification and has had the opportunity to train individuals in WA, CA, HI, NJ, and NY. In addition to Envision, Amanda has experience in LEED and Sustainable Sites.Ms. Schweickert has a passion for educating on and advocating for sustainable infrastructure within the Pacific Northwest through her involvement in the green infrastructure community. She is involved with school activities that focus on being “green”, participating in the Green Apple Day of Service each year. She cofounded and chaired the sustainability committee with the American Society of Civil Engineers Seattle Section, is a member of the American Public Works Association sustainability committee and has been involved with Engineers Without Borders USA as a project manager and professional mentor in Ghana and Uganda. She holds a BS from the Pennsylvania State University in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing and an MS from the University of Arizona in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and California.

Sharon Wright

Sustainability & Resiliency Director
City of St. Petersburg

Sharon is the Sustainability & Resiliency Director for the City of St. Petersburg. She is responsible for delivering the mayor’s sustainability priorities by working across city departments and with citizens, businesses, and community partners to establish a community-wide sustainability program. Sharon has a B.S. Soil and Water Science – Forestry, Wetlands, Agriculture from the University of Florida and an M.S. City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before coming to the city in 2014, Sharon worked as a Community & Environmental Planner for almost 14 years.Sharon’s work up to now has taken her across disciplines and across the country from doing GIS and planning work on combined sewer overflows in the City of Atlanta, to community plans and environmental impact statements across the west coast. Based in Seattle, Sharon worked on large infrastructure projects including bridges, transit centers, and solid waste facilities in Washington, Alaska and Montana. In 2009, Sharon earned her LEED AP BD+C, and has since continually increased green building and sustainability into her work.Sharon’s current work includes collaborating on a multitude of sustainability programs as well as participating as an internal city team advisor for sustainability, resiliency and green certifications, including Envision, on an array of building and infrastructure projects. Sharon’s personal interests including hiking, biking, live music, and her new little dog Jovi (she’s a little runaway).