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Melissa Baker

Senior Vice President

Washington, District of Columbia

As a Senior Vice President at the U.S. Green Building Council, Melissa Baker works across all building sectors to engage, define, deploy, and drive enhanced investment in high-performing real estate assets through the LEED Green Building Rating System.

With a focus on technical integrity and customer-centric strategies and solutions, Melissa brings
people together by engaging a diverse group of sector market leaders to identify opportunities and challenges to develop and implement LEED—ultimately leading to greater market transformation and increased user satisfaction and engagement.
Prior to her current executive role, Melissa led efforts on USGBC’s market development team to engage with state and local governments, the federal government, and sectors like healthcare, hospitality and higher education on the implementation and scaling of LEED in support of their sustainability and energy conservation and independence goals.

Before joining USGBC, Melissa began her career in the highly selective Presidential Management Fellows program with the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She holds a M.P.P. in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a B.A. in International Environmental Policy from the University of Connecticut.

Melissa lives in the Park View neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, DC, with her husband Nate and their daughters, Cecilia and Alexandra.

*Expert topic:* LEED