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Board of Trustees

Elizabeth J. Heider – Chair

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Elizabeth (Beth) Heider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action while serving on Skanska USA’s Management Team. She supports Skanska’s four US business units: Building and Civil (construction), and Commercial and Infrastructure Development with combined annual revenues of approximately $8 Billion. Her career encompasses all phases of design and construction as architect, construction manager and sustainability leader.  An intrepid researcher and tireless advocate, she emboldens the design, construction and business communities to create a more sustainable future. She has been invited to present at over 150 international conferences focusing on the nexus of design, sustainability, and good business. Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012.

Leonard Manning – Vice Chair

Valerie Holt – Treasurer

Valerie Holt is the Vice President for Audit for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.  Her responsibilities include providing audit services to ensure that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has an effective system of internal controls for its accounting, finance, administration, operations and technology management.  She also oversees the conduct of the annual financial statement audit.

Ms. Holt previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and the Controller for the District of Columbia, as a Director for the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, and as a Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Public Housing Authority.  Her 30 years plus work experience also includes eight years of public accounting experience including two “Big Four” firms.  Ms. Holt holds undergraduate degrees from George Washington University (B.A in accounting) and Eastern Michigan University (B.S. in Sociology) and a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Ms. Holt is the President of the Association of Airport Internal Auditors.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Internal Audit Institute and the Associate of American Airport Executives. She is the past president and state representative for the Greater Washington Area Government Finance Officers Association.  Ms. Holt also served as the past chairman of the Committee on Auditing and Financial Reporting and as the President of the Black Caucus of the Government Finance Officers Association of North America.

Michael Beale – Secretary
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David Cumberbatch

Deborah Bey

Loretta King

Keisha Walton

Sheri Mitchell – Parent Board Member
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