Choate’s O’Mara selected by U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Fellow & 2014 Board of Directors

November 13, 2013

Choate Construction Company is proud to announce our very own Sara O’Mara has been named by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Fellow Class of 2013 member.  O’Mara was also elected to the 2014 USGBC Board of Directors as its construction of buildings representative.  Congratulations Sara!

Article compliments of the Charlotte Business Journal

The U.S. Green Building Council has named Charlotte’s Sara O’Mara to its LEED Fellows Class of 2013.

O’Mara, the director of LEED and environmental services for Choate Construction Co., was one of 51 people selected through a rigorous nomination and portfolio-review process. The LEED Fellows program calls for 10 years of experience in the green-building industry, among other requirements.

USGBC’s LEED Fellows program“recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals,” according to the organization.

See the full list of 2013 LEED Fellows here.

O’Mara, a longtime local advocate of green building, and the rest of the 2013 LEED Fellows class will be recognized at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that runs Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia.

USGBC’s North Carolina chapter has one other LEED Fellow in its membership —Pittsboro architect Alicia Ravetto.

O’Mara has also been elected to the 2014 USGBC board of directors as its constructor of buildings representative. Charlotte’s Lisa Shpritz, a senior vice president with Bank of America Corp.(NYSE:BAC) and USGBC board treasurer, will end her more than six years of service with the USGBC board at the end of this year.

The Charlotte Business Journal recognized O’Mara in 2012 with a Women in Business achievement award.