Stephanie Thomas

Director | Education, Communication, Outreach

Resource Conservation, Program Management


Background

Stephanie Thomas, Director, likes taking really messy, complicated environmental challenges involving lots of stakeholders and turning them into engaging and effective programs and campaigns that offer solutions and bring real, measurable results for public- and private-sector clients. She brings extensive experience with all aspects of sustainability outreach, behavior change, and technical assistance programs—from design to implementation, management, and evaluation. Stephanie currently leads a team of more than a dozen subconsultants on Seattle’s Green Business Program to deliver targeted communications and marketing support and provide outreach and technical assistance to thousands of Seattle businesses to save water and energy, reduce waste, and prevent stormwater and wastewater pollution. Stephanie has assembled, trained, and managed teams that have engaged thousands of businesses in communities all over the west coast to take environmental action. Based on the success of the Seattle Green Business Program, Stephanie recently led an effort to help bring individual green business programs offered through several cities, seven counties, and multiple energy and water utilities in Washington State under one umbrella program to better serve her client’s business customers. Stephanie facilitated a multi-stakeholder working group through crucial planning and decision-making stages to develop a cogent, implementable foundation for the regional program, and managed development of a final planning document that now serves as a business plan and roadmap. Stephanie is now overseeing the implementation and expansion of the now statewide EnviroStars green business program—unifying business initiatives statewide across all environmental areas—including energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, green building, and the reduction of toxics, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions. Stephanie holds a B.A. (with honors) in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and Resource Management from the University of Washington and served as Chair of the UW Program on the Environment Alumni Advisory Board. She also sits on the Pacific Northwest Social Marketing Association Board of Directors.

Stephanie Thomas , Director | Education, Communication, Outreach
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