Marisa Long, U.S. Green Building Council Communications & PR Director
As the vice president of public relations and communications for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), Marisa Long oversees global public relations efforts, including media relations, external communications, public affairs, social media and multimedia. She leads a team that supports all of USGBC and GBCI brands and programs, most notably LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system found in 165 countries and territories, and Greenbuild, the largest international conference dedicated to green building.
Marisa has managed several award-winning PR and public affairs campaigns, including USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED, the release of the 2015 USGBC Economic Impact Study and the Green Apple Day of Service community engagement initiative. Marisa came to USGBC in 2010 and helped launch the Center for Green Schools, which has become the public leader and convener toward the mission of green schools.