WASHINGTON – The board of directors of eco-labeling organization Green Seal® Inc. has appointed Doug Gatlin Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Jan. 16, 2018.  

“We are delighted to have someone with Doug’s experience and 25-year track record in sustainability take the helm of Green Seal at this important time,” said Green Seal Board Chair, Dr. Joanne Fox-Przeworski. She noted that Gatlin has played a pivotal role in the development of two of the most widely recognized voluntary environmental certification programs, namely the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR. “Doug’s personal passion and experience in the arena, along with his exceptional ability to translate vision and strategy into execution, make him the perfect choice to lead Green Seal at a time when companies increasingly value sustainable processes and products,” she added.

As Senior Vice President at USGBC, Gatlin led numerous initiatives to drive growth in the U.S. marketplace for its Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) program. After joining USGBC in 2006, Gatlin spearheaded USGBC's LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance rating system and later went on to head overall service delivery for USGBC’s sister organization, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Previously, during a 10-year career at the U.S. EPA, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations, focusing on regulatory innovation and environmental information. Prior to that, he led an ENERGY STAR Buildings team that built a national energy efficiency collaborative program with utilities and state energy offices. 

Green Seal, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, is a premier ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity and environmental leadership. Its flagship program develops life-cycle-based environmental standards, and certifies products and services that meet them. Green Seal standards cover 450 categories – from janitorial supplies, paints and windows to hotels and restaurants – and are specified by many agencies and institutions.