Presidio Graduate School appointed Melanie Nutter, former Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment, and Pamela Gordon, CEO of Technology Forecasters, as Experts in Residence for the Fall 2014 semester.

“We are delighted to bring these two exemplary practitioners to Presidio,” said CEO and President William Shutkin. “Each brings extraordinary experience and knowledge to Presidio Graduate School from the very frontlines of the field, in both the public and private sectors.”

During Ms. Nutter’s tenure in the Department of the Environment, San Francisco achieved an 80 percent waste diversion rate, reduced its carbon emissions to 14.5 percent below 1990 levels and was named the Greenest City in North America by Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Ms. Nutter has also served as the Deputy District Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from 2005-2010, and is founder and Chair Emeritus for the Energy and Environment Circle of the Full Circle Fund. Nutter also served on the Planning Committee for the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network (USDN), and has been featured as a contributor on and the Today Show.

Ms. Gordon is the CEO of Technology Forecasters, a strategic management-consulting firm helping clients thrive through best-practice supply chains and profitable sustainability. She is a prolific author, including Lean and Green: Profit for Your Business and the Environment, and has been declared one of the “Top 10 Women of Sustainability” by

Ms. Nutter and Ms. Gordon join Cisco’s Director of Sustainability and Risk, Kathleen Shaver, to complete PGS’ full Expert in Residence slate for the fall.

PGS’s Expert in Residence program brings sustainability practitioners into the community to mentor students and faculty inside the classroom and out. Past Experts in Residence include Flextronics’s Senior Director of CSR and Corporate Responsibility Bruce Klafter and McDonalds’ Senior Director of Global CSR & Sustainability Jeff Hogue.

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