About Us

Vision

Together, we will establish sustainability management as a recognized field with a rapidly growing certified workforce.

Purpose

The purpose of the SMA is to be the first choice for sustainability professionals who seek educational opportunities to learn, or keep abreast of, the knowledge, skills, and abilities of sustainability management in any industry or sector. Every single member is contributing to a better world as tomorrow is greater than today.

MISSION

SMA’s mission is to provide a professional association for change agents who manage for social responsibility, economic responsibility, and environmental stewardship, as well as certify individuals to give members a competitive advantage and a mark of excellence.

Engage

Please contact us if you would dedicate your time and talent to the board of directors and the membership. Use the members’ only intranet to share tips and tricks! Let’s learn together!

Meet the Board of Directors and SMA Team

Mary Jo Press

Chair

Sr. Manager Global EHS Governance and Compliance – Tesla

Cyril Toussaint

Vice Chair

Director – Energy Management & Sustainability, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

YuTi Huang, Ph.D.

Secretary

Director –  Institutional Research at Dominican University of California

YuTi Huang

Treasurer

Director –  Institutional Research at Dominican University of California

Robert Freeman

Director

Environmental Manager, Los Angeles World Airport

Keith Baker

Director

Baker Capital Management, Instructor – Dallas College

Rex Hayes

Director

CEO, Climate Incorporated

Dan Bradley

Director

CEO, Climate Tanks Distributing

Arthur Wroblewski

Director

Energy Manager – ARW Energy

Tim Brown

Director

President – Brown Box Delivery Corporation

John Handy

Director

SoCal Sales & Business Development Manager –  Powersmiths

Vacant

Director

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Angela Casler

Founder, CEO/President

Internship

Social Media Marketing and Project Management Intern

Internship

Project Manager

Meet the Advisory Board

Need an expert in sustainability? We do too!
Feel free to network with us by joining the Advisory Board or serve on a committee.

Amanda Fairley

Construction Engineer and Project Manager at Waste Management

Peter Perrault

Sr. Manager, Circular Economy & Sustainable Solutions – Enel North America

Michelle Visentin

Cash Mgmt Mgr/Property Mgr/Real Estate – Roebbelen Contracting, Inc.

George Barber

District Manager Chico and Oroville, CA – California Water Service Company

Kerrie Feil-Olsen

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Kevin Cochran

CEO & Founder – Jackie Mays

Jim Westerman, Ph.D.

Director of Sustainable Business & James E. Holshouser Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Appalachian State University

Lindsey Scherr

Sustainability Manager – Waste Management

Vacant

Contact Us to Join the Advisory Board. Seeking professionals in CSR, Energy, Water, Solid Waste, Emissions, Climate Change, Capital and NGO’s.

About SMA

The Sustainability Management Association (SMA) was founded in 2012 by 65-professionals from diverse business industries, governmental and nonprofit professionals with the purpose of educating professionals on how to manage sustainability in any type of organization. The founding team created the first accredited certification exam and study guide for management of sustainability strategies. Today the mission remains the same – our purpose is to help professionals learn how to effectively manage sustainability.

SMA is member funded. Over 3,400+ members in 20 countries drive economic performance and create stakeholder value through social responsibility and environmental stewardship. SMA highlights member products, services, and sustainability initiatives in newsletters. In addition, members host educational webinars that are free and open to the public. SMA welcomes professionals from all industries to learn about sustainability, learn from each other, and proudly manage for sustainability.

Come join us on the journey to transform leadership!

History

SMA was founded in 2012 following the guidelines to the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) standards. The standards and body of knowledge for the certification examination have been formed with the collaborative efforts of many respected business, academic, government, and non-profit leaders.

The vision behind creating the certification is to enable the wide dissemination of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals in sustainability management so that these skillsets become management norms. Any professional, in any type of workplace setting, can strategically manage for economic performance, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship simultaneously.

Professionals in any role or department can manage for sustainability. Participation from every department is essential to aligning business systems around the organization’s strategy. Therefore, this certification is intended for professionals in human resource management, operations management, engineering, production, procurement, equipment, health and safety, fleet and facility management, information technology, accounting, finance, marketing, and of course sustainability and environmental management.

Change management throughout the workplace can be achieved through aligning business systems to meet organizational strategies. Thereby, senior, middle-level, and frontline managers align tactics to achieve long-term strategic priorities as a single system.

The certification examination is written for professionals in any job role, in any workplace setting, to perfect a key skillset that enhances decision-making and process improvement. Learn how to manage for sustainability through the study guide first. Then we welcome you to sit for the exam to attain certification. (See more certification page.)

Thank you to all of the organizations that have dedicated their time and effort to develop the first professional certification for sustainability management:

Professionals in any role or department can manage for sustainability. Participation from every department is essential to aligning business systems around the organization’s strategy. Therefore, this certification is intended for professionals in human resource management, operations management, engineering, production, procurement, equipment, health and safety, fleet and facility management, information technology, accounting, finance, marketing, and of course sustainability and environmental management.

Change management throughout the workplace can be achieved through aligning business systems to meet organizational strategies. Thereby, senior, middle-level, and frontline managers align tactics to achieve long-term strategic priorities as a single system.

The certification examination is written for professionals in any job role, in any workplace setting, to perfect a key skillset that enhances decision-making and process improvement. Learn how to manage for sustainability through the study guide first. Then we welcome you to sit for the exam to attain certification. (See more certification page.)

Thank you to all of the organizations that have dedicated their time and effort to develop the first professional certification for sustainability management:

All-Points Petroleum

Butte County Air Quality Management District

CA Environmental Protection Agency

CA Water Services Company

Carbon Disclosure Project

Chabin Concepts

CSU, Chico’s Institute of Sustainable Development

CSU, Chico’s College of Business

Dennis Gawlik—U of WA Emeritus

Evergreen 6, A PG&E Solar School

FAFCO

Fair Trade USA

Frito Lay

Green Hotel Association

Green Seal

GreenTraks

Helen Cox—CSU, Northridge

Hewlett Packard

Holistic Management International

Hyunjung Kim—CSU, Chico Dept. of Management

IBM

IBM Global Business

J.M. Smucker

Jeff Trailer—CSU, Chico Department of Management

Joe Greene—CSU, Chico—Sustainable Manufacturing

Kimpton Hotels

Lee Altier—CSU, Chico Department of Agriculture

Lundberg Family Farms

Marine Stewardship Council

Michael Rehg, CSU, Chico Department of Management

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

NetApp

Northgate Petroleum

Pacific Living Properties, Inc.

Pepsi Co.

Peterson Power Systems

Proctor and Gamble

Ray Boykin—CSU, Chico Department of MIS

Recology

REUp Power, Inc.

Roebbelen Contracting Inc.

Rose Luke—University of Johannesburg

SAP

Scientific Certification Systems

Shaw Contract Group

Sherwin Williams

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Pacific Packaging Inc.

Smurfit Stone

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Upper Crust Bakery

Waste Management

Wendy Brooke—U of Wisconsin, Platteville