(CHARLOTTE, N. C.)—Nancy L. Olah, Counsel in the Charlotte office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Charlotte Region Chapter. Ms. Olah will serve a one-year term.
The USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for the nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 170,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. There are 79 chapters throughout the U.S. that serve as the local voice of the organization.
“This is an exciting time for our chapter as we continue to grow and attract new members and corporate partners,” said Ms. Olah. “Our chapter is widely recognized as a trusted resource for sustainable development throughout our region and our new tag line – Build Green. Teach Green. Live Green.SM – captures the spirit, passion and energy that underlines everything we do.”
Ms. Olah has a wide range of real estate and transactional experience and focuses her practice on sustainable development and commercial development, leasing and lending. She is a LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the Green Building Certification Institute.
In addition to her role on the USGBC – Charlotte Chapter Board, Ms. Olah also serves on the CREW Network Chapter Communications Task Force and Chairs the Programs Committee for CREW Carolina Connection, a two-day networking event for CREW members in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Ms. Olah received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan and her BA from Oberlin College.
About USGBC – Charlotte Region Chapter
Founded in 2005, the Charlotte Region Chapter of the United States Green Building Council has quickly grown to over 600 members. The mission of USGBC CRC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through education, promotion, and advocacy of sustainable practices. The Chapter covers 37 counties in western North Carolina and is based in Charlotte.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 210 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients.