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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

Tom Eggert
Wisconsin Microfinance

Thomas Boldt
Boldt Company

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 Village President 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:

  • American Sustainable Business Network: Climate & Energy Working Group 
  • Monroe Street Merchants Association Board
  • Adviser, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters: Climate and Energy Leadership Network
  • Joint Campus Area Committee
  • Clean Economy Coalition of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Delegation to Germany: Green Jobs in the New Europe
  • Former Commissioner, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
  • Governor's Consortium on Biobased Industries and Global Warming Task Force

John, an MATC and Carroll College graduate, was also co-founder of Arbor House, an award-winning inn and model for sustainable tourism that operated in Madison from 1994 to 2021. To see a profile, visit InBusiness.

Dylan Lennie, Program Coordinator



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