Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

the act or process of conforming to a rule, specification, policy, standard or law



Andrew Watterson

Senior Consultant

Andrew joined BrownFlynn in October 2011. He applies his expertise in organizational change to advance sustainability within organizations large and small. Prior to joining BrownFlynn, Andrew served in the Office of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland for six years, most recently as the City’s first Chief of Sustainability. Andrew made his mark by leading the coordination of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, an action plan established by the City to create an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake. Through his focused efforts and leadership, the Office of Sustainability was successful at saving the City money while reducing the City’s ecological footprint.

Prior to working for the City, Andrew worked in real estate development, focusing on historic restoration and green building projects such as the Van Roy Coffee Building and the Cleveland Environmental Center. He has a Masters of Positive Organization Development (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University, his B.A. in Environmental Policy and Economics from Bates College and is a LEED-Accredited Professional in the U.S. Green Building Council.

Community Engagement
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED accreditation
  • Founding Member, Urban Sustainability
    Directors Network
  • Entrepreneurs for Sustainability
  • GreenCityBlueLake
  • Board Member, Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Board Member, Gordon Square Arts District
  • Leadership Cleveland Class of 2011
  • B.A. Environmental Policy, Bates College
  • Masters of Positive Organizational Development,
    Case Western University
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