Nonprofit organization Sustainable North Carolina has elected several new board members and appointed officers from across the state. Beginning their terms are Pat Nathan-Groves, Georgia Malki, and Dr. Albert Segars.

Pat Nathan-Groves, a native North Carolinian, is principal of Nathan-Groves Associates. Until recently, she served as sustainable business director for Dell, leading the company’s commitment to be a responsible corporate partner in the areas of social responsibility, human rights and the environment.

Dr. Albert Segars is director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research interests include technology management, design for sustainability, and financial and operational metrics of sustainability. Segars is chair of the innovation and sustainable enterprise faculty area, and is the RBC Centura Distinguished Professor.

Georgia Malki is president of Asheville-based Seven-Star Events, an event planner and producer specializing in working with organizations that are committed to environmental responsibility and social respect. The firm manages has managed several events such as Co-op America’s Green Festivals (the largest events of their kind in the world), Green Cities Expo, Green Builders Showcase and the Green Business Conference.

The 2006 line up of officers include:

Chairman: John Gallagher – managing director, Cherokee Investment Partners…Raleigh
Vice Chairman: Simon Rich – retired CEO, Louis Dreyfus…Edenton
Treasurer: Frank A. Daniels, Jr. – retired newspaper publisher…Raleigh
Secretary: John Morrison – vice president of operations, Advanced Energy…Raleigh

Other members continuing their service with Sustainable North Carolina are:

James Exum – attorney at Law, Smith Moore & former Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Frank Martin – president, Landcraft Properties…Charlotte
Robert Mauldin – retired executive, Centura Bank…Rocky Mount
Betty Chafin Rash – civic leader and retired president, Voices and Choices…Charlotte
Nina Szlosberg – president, NAPRO Communications…Raleigh

Sustainable North Carolina based in Raleigh helps organizations realize the benefits of sustainable development practices.

Visit: Sustainable North Carolina: www.sustainnc.org