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Madison, WI – February 8, 2010 – Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of Jeff Dean to the Sustainable Gaming Standards Committee. Jeff, a Senior Professional in Supply Management, is the Purchasing Manager for Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort and Casino, an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.   

Jeff is a proud U.S. Navy Veteran and has worked in the hotel industry as well as being a Vice President of Operations for several food companies.  Besides being the Purchasing Manager, Jeff is also Kah-Nee-Ta’s contract writer, head of the Green Team, works on the tribal grant group, and the newly formed WS Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy group.  Jeff has taken his care for the environment with him to every company he has worked for since leaving the Navy in 1998 and is especially interested in alternative power, power conservation and fuel efficiency/emissions.  Since starting with the tribe in 2008, Jeff has centralized the purchasing operations for Kah-Nee-Ta, started the Green Team and recycling program and just finished a large lighting retrofit that will save over 300,000 kWh per year.  His goals for this year are to work on reducing power consumption, starting green purchasing policy initiatives and working with the tribe on several alternative energy projects, including solar and geothermal.

Applications are still being accepted for additional openings on the Committee, within the Environmentalist and User Interest Categories. Any individual or representative of an organization that 1) focuses on preserving the environment (especially those with experience in energy efficiency), or 2) uses goods (casino and cruise ship operators, end users), and is interested in participating in a national dialogue on sustainable gaming standards, is encouraged to apply. 

About the Committee - The Sustainable Gaming Standards Committee’s goal is to help the gaming industry identify and communicate the sustainability parameters of their products and services and to allow industry purchasers to identify their sustainability preferences when purchasing gaming equipment and services. The committee has been charged with developing a comprehensive framework and common set of sustainability metrics that assess environmental, social, and economic performance at all levels of the gaming industry supply and delivery chain and encourage continuous improvement in overall sustainability performance. Leonardo Academy, a non-profit organization that works to advance sustainability, is providing facilitation and process support for the standard development initiative, under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The current Committee consists of a skilled, diverse membership representing product designers and manufacturers; energy providers; architects; environmental consultants; certifiers; academia and research; environmental NGOs; and industry trade associations. For more information, visit: http://www.leonardoacademy.org/programs/standards/gaming/development.html 

How to Apply - To receive an application for the open Standards Committee seats, please contact John Rodgers at Leonardo Academy (Tel: 608-280-0255, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and new committee members will be announced upon approval.

 

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