General Colin Powell Goes to Greenbuild

November 09, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell will give the keynote address at the upcoming USGBC Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which will be held November 17-19, 2010, in Chicago.

“General Powell has made another career of sharing his lessons of leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC. “His keen insights and global perspective are especially relevant to our movement in these times of great challenge and change. He exemplifies that leadership is about more than a title: It’s about taking charge during times of great crisis.”
General Powell is a retired four-star general. He previously served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Regan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed General Powell to be Secretary of State, a position he held until 2005. In addition, for the past decade, General Powell has been the founding chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, an organization that works with more than 400 partner organizations to provide needed resources for America’s youth.
There is also a LEED Platinum affordable housing building in General Powell’s childhood neighborhood that bears his name. The General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the South Bronx, NY, is a 50-unit multifamily project created by a partnership between Habitat for Humanity-New York City and Blue Sea Development. General Powell participated in the LEED certification ceremony.  
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