Crest Mountain Community

Steve Cochran

Chief Sustainability Officer
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Steve Cochran is an internationally-recognized and nationally-prominent leader, speaker, writer and advocate in the field of sustainable enterprise, working with private industry, government, academia and the non-profit world to achieve that goal.

He is the co-founder of Sustainability Strategies, LLC: a Washington DC and   Asheville NC-based strategic planning and management consulting firm that enables business — and any organization - to meet their goals and objectives, improve profitability, competitiveness, and market share without compromising resources for future generations. He also is a founding partner in the Washington-based National Center for Sustainability, with a planned-for opening in the summer of 2009.

Steve serves as a founding member of the board of the Washington DC-based United States Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, with more than three hundred multi-stakeholder and cross-sector partner organizations. The US Partnership is the national response to the United Nations 'Decade of Education for Sustainable Development' (2005-2014).

In April 2009 he served as an elected North American delegate to the United Nations "World Conference on Sustainable Development" in Bonn, Germany. He also served as a 'sustainable development policy' delegate for North America to both the "G8 Civil Summit" in Moscow, and the United Nations "Global Civil Society Forum" in Dubai, in 2006. He was a delegate to the UN 'Global Civil Society Forum' in Monaco in February 2008. In October 2007, he was elected a North American delegate to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's Sixth Miniterial Forum, in Belgrade. In January 2008 he was elected to a two year term as one of two North American representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) "Major Groups Facilitation Committee".

Earlier in his career, he served as leadership coach and Vice President for Technology at the Council for Excellence in Government, in Washington DC. In that capacity he created the "Technology Leadership Consortium", a collaboration of private, public and social sector organizations leveraging the understanding and use of information and communication technology as leadership tools serving government mission. Earlier in his career he developed, managed, and directed the contracting interests of AT&T, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Centel Corporation, and EDS Corporation. He has directed major projects for private industry, academia, defense and civilian agencies of the government, The White House, The House of Representatives, The Library of Congress, and The Supreme Court. In public service, he was the Director of Procurement at the quasi-governmnetal 'United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation', during its brief but exciting life in the 1980's.

In addition to continuing to serve as a Principal of the Council for Excellence in Government and board member of the US Partnership, Steve is a member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the American Council on Education, in Washington DC. In Asheville, he serves on the boards of the Community and Economic Development Alliance (the "HUB" Plan), the board of the Clean Air Community Trust, and the Board of Visitors of Warren Wilson College, and is the co-founder of the Sustainability Alliance of the Mountains (SAM). In 2001 he became a founding director of the International Centre for e-Governance, in Edinburgh Scotland, a non-profit organization partnered with BT and the Scottish Council Foundation.

Steve was educated at Ohio State University, and The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Contact our Team of Professionals:

6 Celebration Place
Asheville, NC 28806

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Agents on Duty:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

Direct 828.252.7787
Fax 828.252.7774

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Crest Center & Pavillion

Reese Lasher 828.242.5294
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Clint Lasher 919.624.7037
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