JC Alonzo — ENV SP
JC Alonzo is an environmental sustainability consultant, leader, and educator. His career in sustainability is the result of years of combined experience in executive management in the information technology industry, the public sustainability policy arena, teaching sustainable strategy implementation, and social equity engagement. JC has proven experience in creating and applying environmental strategy, policy, and execution programs for both public and private entities.
As an executive in the IT industry, JC was responsible for setting strategies for the sales and service offerings of multimillion-dollar operations. His tasks included setting short and long-term fiscal projections, creating sales and service strategies to meet corporate goals, and developing the methods and training to bring the goals to fruition. His skillset included management experience in leading, meeting, and exceeding strategic goals.
As an activist, JC has chaired and led public commissions and boards responsible for forming and implementing environmental policies and programs for waste, codes and development, trails, water, and green infrastructure. He co-chaired the Kansas City, Missouri, Environmental Management Commission for over nine years, responsible for ensuring the city meets all state and federal environmental regulations in its programs and policies. JC was directly involved in writing one of the first public agency Climate Change Policy in the US. He was instrumental in the adoption of green infrastructure development standards by the US Environmental Protection Agency for NPDES MS4 stormwater permits, negotiated and adopted in 2004.
For the last dozen years, JC has honed his skills as a public engagement specialist on sustainability planning, project management, and short and long-range comprehensive plan development for cities throughout the Midwest. He has implemented public engagement on a wide variety of public infrastructure projects and social issues. Before and during this time, he has served as an adjunct sustainability professor, writing and teaching courses on sustainability leadership and sustainable plan development. Over two hundred public and private organizations have attended his course.
He is an accredited Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), trainer, and verifier. He has worked on several Envision projects as an ENV SP project manager. Several projects have received verification, and others are currently underway for submission. He served on the Professional Development Committee and Public Information Committee.