In this episode of the Leaders Who Learn podcast, we focus on discussing Sustainability - what is sustainability, what types of jobs are included in the field of sustainability, and what does the future of sustainability look like from a leadership perspective. Guests include:
Bill Massey, Principal Architect at Sasaki. Bill is an architectural principal and leader in Sasaki’s sports practice. He specializes in athletic and recreation planning and design projects with a particular focus on higher education. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of exceptional projects in the higher education sector.
Tamar Warburg, Director of Sustainability & Resilience at Sasaki. Tamar works with Sasaki teams to develop sustainability and resilience goals appropriate for each project and access critical resources to reach those goals. She enjoys collaborating to integrate sustainability considerations throughout the design process, from preliminary programming through construction management practices.
Phil Valko, Associate Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University in St. Louis. Phil works with an extensive group of faculty, staff, and students to advance operational sustainability for WashU and to foster the next generation of sustainability/climate leaders. Phil also leads and participates in a number of national and regional partnerships to accelerate climate action and sustainable practice, including serving as the program chair for the Midwest Climate Summit, serving on the University Climate Change Coalition Steering Committee, and co-chairing a St. Louis regional energy & emissions working group. In addition, Phil teaches an interdisciplinary community-engaged course on renewable energy and de-carbonizing the electric grid and regularly guest lectures on a range of topics.