Member Spotlight: Ginny Dyson
PROFESSIONAL BIO: Ginny Dyson, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, has been an active member of the design community in Washington, DC since 1985. Since 1999, Ginny has had a professional focus on product sustainability and creating green buildings. In 2003, she was elected to the first USGBC-NCR board and served a 3-year term that included membership, programs, and fundraising responsibilities.
Ginny joined AECOM Design in August 2003 and works from the National Capital Office as a Sustainability and LEED Specialist. She earned her bachelor's degree from LSU's College of Design, School of Architecture, and is a native of Northern Virginia.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including facilities, transportation, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.
Why did you decide to join the USGBC-NCR Chapter?
I was part of the founding board that helped to establish the chapter by developing programs and fundraising as the green building community was just getting organized in 2000.
Describe your role with the Programs Committee.
I support the Programs Committee through event planning which can be anything from content development to execution and includes venue research, catering, music, award programs, and dozens of details that go into successful event planning.
What do you enjoy most about your membership with the USGBC-NCR Chapter?
Professional development and a connection to a great network of green peers.
Tell us about your favorite USGBC-NCR chapter event
I like our GreenScene and our GreenLearn events, but the Green Tie Affair is a special favorite.
Tell us about your hobbies and interests
Movies, reading, and excursions that involve friends, family, discoveries, and a change of scenery.