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Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Practice, Lipscomb University
Dodd Galbreath is the founding Executive Director of Lipscomb University's newly established Institute for Sustainable Practice in Nashville, Tennessee. The Institute seeks to advance the practice of sustainable living and business through research, education and service to the community and world. Dodd also serves as Assistant Professor of Sustainability for Tennessee's first academic program to offer a Master of Business Administration, undergraduate major and an undergraduate minor in sustainability.
Dodd currently serves as board member and chairman of leadership development for the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Middle Tennessee Chapter. He is involved in two consulitng efforts to plan regional and site specific natural infrastructure guidelines that quantify critical and cost effective natural water management processes. Dodd previously served on Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell's stormwater advisory committee to support sustainable infrastructue practices in Nashville's storm water program.
Dodd previously worked for URS Corporation, the largest engineering consulting firm in the US to establish a Tennessee sustainablity business service. His projects included US Department of Defense sustainable military base designs, a storm water tool kit for the National Association of Home Builders, green infrastructure for Corps of Engineers flood control efforts and bioretention for commercial developments. Dodd previously served 24 years in state and federal government. He supported two Tennessee governors as a senior policy analyst and was one of the primary architects of legislation in 2000 and 2002 to guard against unsustainabile water transfers as currently proposed by Atlanta, Georgia. He also led efforts to protect ground water, scenic natural rivers and wetlands and for better policy involvement by communities of color.
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