Jennifer Porter Appointed as GBB Sustainability Officer

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Steve Simmons, GBB President / (703) 573-5800

McLean, VA (June 28, 2021) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is proud to announce that Jennifer Porter, GBB Vice President, has been appointed as the firm’s Sustainability Officer. As Sustainability Officer for the company, she will oversee GBB’s internal sustainability efforts and lead sustainability planning assignments for our clients. Using the triple-bottom line perspective—people, planet, profit—she will expand initiatives that positively impact the company through its operations. She will also continue to spearhead activities that increase diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice within GBB and for its clients.

Jennifer Porter

“Jennifer is passionate about advancing a sustainable future, and it is clearly reflected in her work with clients, interactions with colleagues, and her professional and educational background,” said Steve Simmons, GBB President. “She is the perfect choice to be GBB’s officer focused on spearheading GBB’s corporate sustainability efforts.”

“As an industry thought leader, GBB has always practiced what it preached when it comes to sustainability issues,” stated Ms. Porter. “I am enthusiastic about this opportunity to formalize our sustainability efforts and best practices and bring them to the next level.”

With 20 years of experience in government and private sector sustainability initiatives, Ms. Porter has extensive involvement and expertise in solid waste management, recycling, and composting program development and evaluation. She is a Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices by the Solid Waste Association of North America and the California Resource Recovery Association, and presents and publishes regularly on topics such as resilience, the circular economy and sustainability at industry events and publications.

At GBB, she has managed multiple key projects including leading the team tasked with planning and implementing the development of a circular economy Sustainable Business Park with an ambitious goal in Kent County, MI to achieve 90% waste reduction by 2030. She also led multiple long-term strategic solid waste management planning projects for a wide range of communities.

Prior to joining GBB in 2017, she was Conservation Program Coordinator for more than 6 years with the City of Portland’s (Oregon) Office of Sustainable Development, where she managed citywide recycling changes; established strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders; and developed a statistical model for a commercial food composting program. Her diverse experience includes acting as Chief Operating Officer at Rivertown Composting; and Manager of Corporate Sustainability for Healthy Buildings.

About GBB
GBB is an award-winning national solid waste management consulting and planning firm founded in 1980 that helps public and private entities solve their most challenging waste issues. Our mission is to provide innovative, responsible, sustainable, and economical strategies and solutions for the benefit of communities and the environment. GBB specializes in solid waste collection, processing, recycling, recovery, sustainable materials management, and environmentally responsible disposal, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities, and services.

GBB’s Vision: A world where discarded materials are used as resources rather than wasted.

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