Technical Advisory Committee


The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) advises SPLC staff and Board on technical aspects of the Council’s programs and work products, and provides review and oversight of the work of Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). The Technical Advisory Committee advises on the following:

  • Creation of Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to develop the various work products of the Council;
  • Questions and decisions related to the technical content of SPLC program activities and work products (e.g. spend analysis handbook, sector specific guidance, action planning guide, and landscape scan);
  • Development and maintenance of SPLC’s rating system; and
  • The preservation of the integrity and use of a consensus-based development process for the rating system in accordance with SPLC’s mission and Principles.

SPLC is inviting nominations for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Submit your nomination by June 30, 2018 to be considered. Self-nominations are welcome.


Technical Advisory Committee Members

Voting Members:
  • Alison Kinn Bennett, U.S. EPA
  • Bjorn Claeson, International Labor Rights Forum
  • Breanna Wheeler, BREEAM USA
  • Charleen Fain-Keslar, California Department of General Services
  • Chris O’Brien, Altenex
  • Debora Bonner, PG&E
  • Geoffery Carbonnel, EcoVadis
  • Johanna Kertesz, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Committee Chair)
  • Lynda Rankin, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Nancy Wahl-Scheurich, Little Footprint Lighting
  • Randy Higgins, Citi
Certification Program Correspondents (Non-Voting):
  • Brad Miller, BIFMA
  • Mark Petruzzi, GreenSeal
  • Mark Rossolo, UL
  • Orrin Cook, Center for Resource Solutions
Assessment Tool Correspondents (Non-Voting):
  • Alexandra Mihailescu, RepRisk
  • Catherine Benoit, New Earth
  • Deborah Dunning, Sphere E
  • James Barsimantov, Supply Shift
  • Sangwon Suh, VitalMetrics
  • Steve Baer, Thinkstep


  • Formalize the rating system format and structure;
  • Determine a weightings methodology for rating system point allocation;
  • Recommend priority rating system categories to be addressed by TAGs;
  • Review TAG proposals;
  • Propose a pilot process for Rating System v1.0;
  • Evaluate market feedback from rating system pilot participants;
  • Provide feedback on other work products, as requested by SPLC staff, Board, or Executive Committee. These work products include, but are not limited to, spend analysis handbook, sector specific guidance, action planning guide, landscape scan, or others identified by the Council.


The Technical Advisory Committee Charter, SPLC Bylaws, and the Membership Policies and Operating Policies and Procedures govern the Technical Advisory Committee.