Rachel Gutter is the President of the International WELL Building Institute, having joined the company in late 2016 as senior vice president, bringing with her a wealth of cross-cutting experience in safer, healthier environments where they matter the most: in school rooms across the globe. She joins IWBI after a nine-year career at the U.S. Green Building Council, where she founded the Center for Green Schools, convening and collaborating with a diverse group of partners, including teachers unions, the National PTA, the Department of Education, the Princeton Review, executives from Fortune 100 companies, and green building councils around the world. Under her direction, the Center published more than 1,000 pages of technical guides and original research, mobilized more than $275 billion in investments in LEED certified educational facilities, and deployed more than half a million volunteers to contribute $50 million in donated time to transform schools and campuses on every continent. A transformative leader, in 2014 she expanded her scope and brought her creative and strategic imprint to launch Education @USGBC, a groundbreaking platform for professional and executive education that delivers more than 100,000 hours of online courses to learners annually.
A widely sought after expert and inspiring speaker, Rachel’s rallying cry of “where our children learn matters” caught the imagination of the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, Parenting Magazine, FOX News, and CNN, among hundreds of others news outlets. In 2012 she received the World Green Building Council’s Chairman’s Award and was honored by Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine as an eco-heroine in 2011.