Gail Dunn

Chief Sustainability Officer

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As Marstel-Day’s chief sustainability officer, Ms. Dunn is responsible for strategic sustainability projects across the company. She serves as the advisor to Marstel-Day’s Green Vision Council, helping it to identify and implement green workplace practices across all Marstel-Day locations. She has managed the company’s participation in the Federal Supplier Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Pilot; prepared a Corporate Social Responsibility report, a Climate Change Action Plan, and a Sustainability report; and led the company’s effort to achieve certification under the NSF Sustainable Service Provider protocol (P391). The latter effort resulted in Marstel-Day receiving the first platinum rating ever awarded to a company. Working with the American Sustainable Business Council, Ms. Dunn helped to create and present a nationally available climate change planning webinar. She has worked with government and private industry representatives as a member of the NSF International Joint Committee responsible for turning P391 into an ANSI national standard. She led the company’s effort to become an EPA Green Power Partner, a Virginia Energy Sense partner, and a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Sustainability Partner. Marstel-Day is 1 of only 11 entities–and 2 companies–in the DEQ program. Ms. Dunn led the company’s effort to win several environmental awards and worked on the team that established the company’s Rapid Solutions Team.

Ms. Dunn joined Marstel-Day after retiring from a career in the energy and financial services industries, where she managed operations, marketing, sales, customer service, account development, human resources, technologies, finance, project management, audit, reengineering and staff. She served as a visiting professor of business at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA, teaching marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and business strategy.

Ms. Dunn holds a BS in commerce, with a major in finance, from the University of Virginia. She also holds an MBA from The College of William & Mary. She volunteers with several not-for-profits, and February through April volunteers as a tax counselor for the AARP Tax Aide program.