Melissa Peneycad Appointed to Managing Director

Melissa Peneycad

Washington, DC – May 28, 2019 – the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Peneycad to the role of Managing Director. 

Melissa has been with ISI since 2016 in the capacity of Director, Sustainable Projects. She had been Acting Managing Director since March 11.

“Melissa has been instrumental in growing and developing the Envision verification program – a program which now boasts more than $20 billion of infrastructure development as being Envision verified, and an additional $30 billion of infrastructure registered and under review,” said Anthony Kane, President & CEO.  “Her commitment to ISI in recent years has been crucial to the organization’s development, and I look forward to continuing to work with her and the rest of the ISI team to realize a new vision of further developing the organization and supporting the sustainable infrastructure communities in the U.S., Canada, and overseas.”

In her new role, Melissa will develop and manage strategic partnerships and outreach efforts and will continue to lead the Envision verification program. Her new role takes effect immediately.


Management Team

Kristi Wamstad

Kristi Wamstad is the Envision Verification director at ISI. In this role, Kristi maintains the verification process, ensures consistency in project reviews, and provides technical assistance.

Prior to ISI, Kristi was the technical director for USGBC’s LEED for Cities and Communities and STAR Communities, a comprehensive sustainability rating system for jurisdictions. Additional experience includes being sustainability coordinator for the city of Omaha and sustainable solutions program coordinator at HDR. In 2005, Kristi worked with the Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners to develop the Context Sensitive and Sustainable Solutions (CS3) program, a first-of-its-kind framework for applying sustainability to transportation infrastructure.

Kristi holds a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and bachelors’ degrees in biology and environmental science from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she enjoys biking, gardening, and spending time with her kids, cats, guinea pigs, and chickens.

Kailey Eldredge

Kailey is the Verification specialist at ISI.

In addition to providing technical assistance and aiding program implementation, she is responsible for leading projects through the Envision verification process.

Prior to joining ISI, she was a senior sustainability consultant at C&S Companies, where she grew a nationally recognized practice— focused on integrating sustainability and resilience into airport processes and projects.

Kailey holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, where she majored in environmental studies. Her concentration was in city and regional planning.

Kailey lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and dog, Bagel.

Ted Marcelo

Ted Marcelo is ISI’s Senior Learning Technologist, creating and advising on eLearning courses and instructor-led trainings through a variety of multimedia technologies. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree in instructional design & technology from the University of Tampa.

Ted previously worked as the lead instructional designer and learning management system administrator for a wine and spirits distribution company in Miami. Prior to that, he worked as a counselor for a Tampa nonprofit, where he helped middle–and high-school students ideate and realize their post-secondary aspirations. He is an advocate for the reach that decentralized learning carries, particularly when impacting underserved communities.

In his free time, he is either reading, writing, or enjoying sunny Florida.

Audrey Gorham

Audrey is ISI’s Membership director who works closely with membership organizations in both the public and private sector.

For nearly two decades, prior to ISI, Audrey worked at Pew Charitable Trusts, in the Environment Group to promote the advancement of public policies and practices that protect the global environment, preserve healthy forests and marine ecosystems. The Pew Environment Group has been a major force by engaging federal policymakers and stakeholders to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Audrey is educated in religion and business management. She has three adult sons and two grandchildren.

Conrad McCallum

Conrad brings several years of communications and stakeholder relations experience in both corporate and nonprofit environments. He was part of a team supporting stakeholder relations on the Ottawa Light Rail Transit project—a project that will result in the single greatest reduction of emissions in the city’s history. He was with the constructor of the project for a two-year period and supported the US$1.7 billion first phase of the project which was a 12.5 km (7.8-mile) corridor across 13 stations. Most recently, Conrad served as Director of Communications at CABA (Continental Automated Buildings Association), an industry not-for-profit focusing on advanced technologies in homes and buildings. He also worked for 5 years in research communications at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management.