Jo Brickman, Deputy Director & Director of Impact Strategy at VertueLab has responsibility for the development and execution of strategic direction and programs at VertueLab. With the organization since 2010, she translated her previous decade of experience leading sustainable design at ZGF Architects into the creation of a collaborative research program focused on the sustainable built environment, and then into expanding the set of services offered to cleantech startups. Jo’s current focus as deputy director is on VertueLab’s organizational excellence, partnering with VertueLab’s executive director in essential internal firm leadership activities. In addition, Jo leads the organization’s efforts for impact measurement and management, ensuring that VertueLab programs and supported companies are designed and managed to achieve ambitious triple bottom line impact targets.
Jo served on the International Living Future Institute Board of Directors from Fall 2006 (starting as an elected board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council) through Spring 2013, and is a proud Living Building Challenge Hero.