As the Communications & PR Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, Marisa oversees media relations, external communications, public affairs, social media, multimedia and public relations efforts for USGBC.
She leads a team that supports all of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) brands and programs, most notably, LEED, USGBC's flagship product and the world's most widely used green building rating system, and Greenbuild, the world's largest international green building conference.
She works closely with staff and stakeholders to promote and advocate for green buildings through the media and in the marketplace. Marisa has managed several award-winning PR and Public Affairs campaigns that attract significant media, policy maker and industry attention, including USGBC's annual Top 10 States for LEED, and the release of the 2015 USGBC Economic Impact Study. She came to USGBC in 2010 to manage the public launch (marketing and communications) of the Center for Green Schools, which has become the public leader and convener toward the mission of green schools.