Kimberly Lewis

SVP, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events at U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Kimberly Lewis is internationally recognized for her leadership in the sustainability movement, including developing Greenbuild into the world’s largest sustainability conference; leading the U.S. Green Building Council’s Chapter Program; and building partnerships that invite more diverse communities into the green building movement. Kimberly’s vision is to integrate, diversify and globalize the green building community's volunteers, chapters and emerging professionals from around the world. Kimberly has served on the advisory boards of Starwood Hotels, Marriott International Hotels and convention and visitors bureaus in Atlanta, Denver and New Orleans. She is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), where she has served on the CSR Task Force. Committed to healthy communities and equitable access to green building regardless of income level, Kimberly has been recognized with numerous awards. In April 2011, Kimberly received prestigious recognition as the White House Champion of Change for Clean Energy. Later that year, she was named the inaugural president of the Green Meetings Industry Council’s Greater Washington Area Chapter. Kimberly is a Minister in the United Church of Jesus Christ, and is a national convener of the faith community around environmental priorities. Working in partnership with Green For All, she recently helped to launch the Green the Black Church movement. Kimberly is a graduate of Hood College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science.