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White House Council on Environmental Quality Appoints Gwen Davidow of World Environment Center to Senior GreenGov Position

August 17, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today that Gwen Davidow, Senior Director of Corporate Programs & Operations will take a short term assignment with the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), within the Executive Office of the President, to further the mission of the U.S. Government’s major sustainability initiative known as GreenGov.

In this position, Ms. Davidow will serve as the Senior Program Manager in the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive to support OFEE’s efforts in implementing the GreenGov Symposium and the GreenGov Awards programs scheduled for October 31 to November 2, 2011. She will work to develop public-private partnerships, promote technology sharing between the private sector and Federal agencies and manage interagency coordination initiatives.  Ms. Davidow’ experience in working with leading private sector companies in sustainable development will further inform and expedite private sector innovations in sustainability to the Federal government.

At the World Environment Center, a non-profit, non-advocacy global sustainability organization, Ms. Davidow has focused  on the design of collaborative programs with the private sector  such as the Greening the Supply Chain initiative in China, and she provides central management to WEC’s U.S. government-funded sustainability initiatives and public-private partnership activities that include a variety of non-governmental organizations.  Ms. Davidow holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia and has an M.B.A. in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  She has lived in Chile, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is fluent in Spanish.

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