Meet Ei Leaders & Advisors

Ei Leadership is comprised of environmental icons and astute business executives who work in unison to create programs and platforms that make solid economic sense while benefiting the environment. The Advisory Council is comprised of industry leaders who support Ei by advising on matters in their respective areas of expertise.


  • Holly Elmore Ei Founder & CEO
    Passionate and driven, Holly Elmore is founder & CEO of Ei, a national non-profit committed to bringing sustainable operating practices to the corporate community.
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  • Scott O. Seydel Ei Chair
    An accomplished international business executive, Scott is CEO of The Seydel Companies and built successful enterprises committed to economic and environmental sustainability.
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  • Laura Turner Seydel Environmental Advisor
    Laura is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children
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  • Greg Chafee Ei General Counsel
    An experienced corporate and commercial attorney, Greg is a Partner in the Energy and Corporate Securities practices at the Thompson Hine law firm.
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  • Pauline Reynolds Ei Treasurer
    A Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Pauline brings a solid business perspective to Ei’s important work.
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  • Sylvia Gort Ei Business Advisor
    With her thirty plus years in the financial services industry, Sylvia brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the Ei team.
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  • Doug Kunnemann SFCI Co-Chair
    Doug is the Global Segment Leader for NatureWorks LLC Food Service segment with over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, business development and business management.
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  • Brenda Platt Advisory Council
    Co-Director
    
Institute for Local Self-Reliance 


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  • Britt Faucette, Ph.D Advisory Council
    Director of Research & Technical Services
    
Filtrexx International

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  • Charles Klass Advisory Council
    President

    Klass Associates Inc


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  • Christy Cook Advisory Council
    Senior Manager Sustainability Deployment & Field Support
    Sodexo

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  • George McKerrow, Jr. Advisory Council
    
Co-founder & CEO
    
Ted’s Montana Grill

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  • Lynn Dyer Advisory Council
    President
    Foodservice Packaging Institute

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  • Neil Seldman Advisory Council
    President

    Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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  • Wayne King, Sr. Advisory Council
    Past-President

    U.S. Composting Council 

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