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David Kestenbaum

Director
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David is the Director of the Certification for Sustainable Transportation (CST) and was a lead researcher for the Green coach Certification Pilot Program, which was the CST’s precursor.  As Director, David has helped to design, develop, and operationalize the CST and its many components, and is in charge of leading its day-to-day operations.  He also serves as the program’s primary liaison with external partners.  As a specialist working in the field of sustainable development, David has been instructing courses at the University of Vermont for 16 years.  David's resume includes an array of accomplishments within the field of community development ranging from helping rural communities in Guyana, Costa Rica, the United States and Honduras develop and implement strategies for sustainable tourism development to assisting multinational corporations and states to  “green” their operations. David also spent five years as the owner/operator of an outfitter business and a certified organic farm. David holds a M.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from The University of Delaware.  

 

Lisa Chase

Primary Faculty Researcher

Lisa Chase

As the Primary Faculty Researcher for the Certification for Sustainable Transportation, Lisa leads research initiatives associated with the program's certification and educational efforts and she guides research conducted by others. Lisa is a Natural Resources Specialist with University of Vermont Extension and is also the Director of the Vermont Tourism Data Center. Her research and outreach focus is on travel, tourism, and recreation at the intersection of environmental conservation and sustainable development. Lisa has studied the impacts of eco-labels on industry and consumer behavior as part of the Green Coach Certification pilot program.  Lisa received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, her M.S. in Resources Economics from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management and Policy from Cornell University.

 

Louis Kiley 

Project Manager

Louis Kiley StaffLouis is Project Manager for the CST, assisting with marketing, general administration and management, HR, and company outreach. As well, he researches and writes grants to help fund new projects and grow the CST's scope. Louis created and manages the CST database in Access, and he  contributes to social media. Louis is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied English and History with a focus in creative writing.