William S. Drucker, LEED AP

773.726.0954 ◦ w.s.drucker@gmail.com


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (Chicago, IL) ........... Apr '13 - Aug '15

Masters of Business Administration

  • Concentration in economics, entrepreneurship and strategic management

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (Middlebury, VT) ........... Feb '05 - Feb '09

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

  • Major in Neuroscience --- Thesis: Assessing Cognitive Effects of AMP-Induced Hypothermia

EXPERIENCE

BOLDER INDUSTRIES (New York City and Boulder, CO) ........... Jan '16 - Present

Director of Sales

  • Crafted and implemented sales strategy for B Corp certified sustainable materials startup creating circular economy solutions.
  • Grew pipeline 10x to over 150 qualified leads, including product testing and validation at over 50 rubber and plastic companies.
  • Collaborated on life-cycle assessment for Bolder Black™, a carbon black alternative made from end-of-life tires.
  • Forged strategic relationships with customers and supply chain partners to create economic value by closing material loops.
  • Presents and negotiates with corporate sustainability leaders such as Patagonia, GM, Walmart, Goodyear and Lexmark.
  • Guided mission development and investor pitch deck creation, including introductions to strategic impact investors.
  • Supervises staff of four with direct input into hiring process.

JBT CORPORATION (Chicago, IL) ........... Aug '11 - Jun '15

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager reporting to Executive Leadership Team

    Built culture and coalitions

  • Oversaw strategic development and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) program at global NYSE-traded advanced industrial technology provider for the food processing and airline industries.
  • Established network of 45 CSR Champions in teams across twelve major manufacturing sites globally.
  • Organized internal forums to showcase and share sustainability best practices.
  • Coordinated response to request for supply chain sustainability assessment.
  • Designed and developed content for corporate social responsibility report.

    Delivered results

  • Reduced energy consumption 12% company-wide between 2010 and 2014 during period of growth and expansion.
  • Negotiated purchase and oversaw installation of 600kW solar photovoltaic array with four-year payback.
  • Structured financing mechanism to encourage investment in cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
  • Forged strategic relationship with US Department of Energy, pledging to cut energy 25% through Better Plants program.
  • Developed visual management system for Executive Leadership Team to track performance of core strategic initiatives.
  • Programmed and deployed internal energy tracking tool enabling intuitive energy management.
  • Implemented lean principles in office environment to drive continuous operational improvement.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER (Chicago, IL) ........... Aug '14 - Aug '15

Founding Co-Chair, Next Generation Advisory Council

  • Co-founded advisory board of emerging professionals to support ELPC’s strategy to engage and leverage young stakeholders.
  • Organized and moderated Car Lite Chicago design workshop and community solar roundtable discussion.
  • Established successful transition plan to ensure continuation of an effective advisory council.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY and FARR ASSOCIATES (Chicago, IL) ........... Apr '11 - Aug '11

Research Consultant

  • Researched design, financing and management of sustainable urban infrastructure systems from leading cities around the world.
  • Contributed content to “Living Cities” report presented at Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

SOLAR SERVICE INC. (Niles, IL) ........... Jan '10 - May '10

Solar Energy Development Coordinator

  • Developed sales and marketing strategy to create and capture value from sale of renewable energy credits.
  • Organized and streamlined ordering and warehousing processes.
  • Installed solar thermal and photovoltaic arrays alongside field crews.

FARR ASSOCIATES (Chicago, IL) ........... May '09 - Dec '09

Sustainable Urbanism Coordinator

  • Documented and certified Illinois’ first LEED-Neighborhood Development pilot project.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL (Middlebury, VT) ........... Aug '08 - Jan '09

Committee Member

  • Led students on the Education and Awareness committee to help achieve Middlebury’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2016.

LANGUAGE & TRAVEL

  • Germany: Studied abroad for 12 months during high school, highly proficient in oral/written German.
  • Mexico: Studied Spanish and volunteered for three months, highly proficient in oral and written Spanish.
  • Argentina: Cycled through Andes for four months, partnered with government to divert four tons of recycling during festival.
  • India, Nepal and Bhutan: Trekked and rode motorcycle through Himalaya for six months.
  • Mississippi River: Cycled Canada to the Gulf, raised 200% of goal for Girls Bike Club empowering young women cyclists.

LEADERSHIP & ENGAGEMENT

  • Posse Foundation - Coached talented Chicago youth leaders to prepare them for successful higher education experiences.
  • Sustainability Happy Hour - Organized network of over 100 sustainability professionals to discuss challenges and solutions.
  • USGBC - Beta tested exam for LEED Neighborhood Development rating system, became LEED Accredited Professional (AP).
  • Middlebury College - Led students in organizing a week-long bicycle awareness and action event.