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Board of Directors

Richard Heinemann, Chair
Boardman & Clark LLP

Jeff Simon, Vice Chair
J. Simon Design Build

Gregory Armstrong, Treasurer
UW-Madison Arboretum

Joann Kelley, Secretary
Madison Gas & Electric Company

Thomas Boldt
Boldt Company

1000 Friends of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Tom Larson
Wisconsin Realtors Association

WEI Staff

John Imes, Executive Director
John Imes, a former Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI), joined as Executive Director in 1998. Previously, John was the Environmental Manager for Quad/Graphics, a company long known for its environmental stewardship and social responsibility, garnering a long list of local, state and national honors.  John also serves as an elected Board Trustee and Personnel Committee Chair for the Village of Shorewood Hills and has served in many appointments and as an adviser to national, state and local initiatives over the years.  Engagements include:

  • Joint West Campus Area Committee
  • Monroe Street Merchants Association Board
  • Adviser, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters:Climate and Energy Leadership Network
  • Adviser, Edgewood CollegeSocial Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program
  • Wisconsin Delegation to Germany: Green Jobs in the New Europe
  • Former Commissioner, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
  • Governor Doyle’s Consortium on Biobased Industries and Global Warming Task Force
  • Greater Madison Vision Steering Committee

John, an MATC and Carroll College graduate, is also co-owner of Arbor House, an award-winning inn and model for sustainable tourism located in Madison, Wisconsin. To see a profile, visit InBusiness.

Justine Mischka, Communications Coordinator

Claire Chappell, Communications Coordinator

Kelsey Beuning, Outreach

Volunteers — Collin Kirk, University of Wisconsin–Madison


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