CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue has announced the appointment of Katherine O'Dea as senior director of advisory services and innovation, according to a press release.
O'Dea has been an integral part of GreenBlue for the past six years as a senior fellow and director of advisory services, the release stated.
According to the release, while O'Dea will continue to build GreenBlue's Advisory Services program under this new role, she will also take a lead in mobilizing and coordinating the organization's innovation efforts.
"I am very pleased to have Katherine in this new leadership role to develop opportunities for GreenBlue to shape the business of sustainability," said Nina Goodrich, GreenBlue’s executive director.
"Katherine is the perfect choice to explore new opportunities that will enable the organization to bring strategic sustainability thinking to new industry stakeholders," Goodrich added.
O'Dea brought nearly two decades of experience and leadership in corporate sustainability with her when she joined GreenBlue in 2007 as a senior fellow, the release noted.
More recently, O'Dea spearheaded the launch of GreenBlue's Advisory Services program in 2010, which complements GreenBlue's industry sector approach but allows it to deepen its impact by providing customized sustainability guidance to individual companies, the release added.
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