Director of Sustainable Planning and Site Development
Les is the CEO of the International Green Technology Institute whose mission is to educate, train and empower a new generation of green leaders to help create a sustainable future. He also heads “Project Green Haiti” to assist in the recovery and reconstruction of earthquake devastated Haiti. Additionally, Les served as a Los Angeles Airport Commissioner under Mayor Tom Bradley, a Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner under Mayor Richard Riordan, and he is currently the Green Technology Editor of the Inland Empire Business Review. Other accomplishments include his serving on the Advisory Council for the Keck School of Medicine USC, heading up the “Green Heart Veterans” education and training mission, and participating in the design and implementation of the Pasadena based Audubon Society Complex which received LEED platinum certification.
President & CEO International Green Technology Institute, Inc. (IGTI)
2010 – Present (5 years)
IGTI is a public benefit corporation established by the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, Inc. and its mission is to educate, train and incubate a new generation of green collar workforce and eco-entrepreneurs to become the economic job creating engine in the Green Economy. IGTI has developed initiatives for cities, community colleges and K-12 schools create a sustainable future. It has also developed a proposal for earthquake ravaged Haiti called Project Green Haiti that can be seen on Youtube.
IGTI has established GreenIxpo.com, a virtual multimedia division to carry out its mission. (www.GreenI.tv).
Executive Director Green Institute for Village Empowerment, Inc.
September 2007 – December 2010 (3 years 4 months)
Their mission is to educate, train, and incubate a new generation of green collar workforce and eco-entrepreneurs to create a sustainable future.
Launched the Green Valley Initiative in the Inland Empire to establish a global green technology and nano-science center to create a jobs- housing balance in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino in order to combat climate change.
Business Advisor CENIC and the K20 CA Ed Tech Collaborative
2009 – 2010 (1 year)