GreenLaw's Stephanie Benfield Joins EarthShare of Georgia's Board

As campaign season approaches, EarthShare of Georgia welcomes seven new board members with a wealth of knowledge and experience to their Board of Directors.

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EarthShare of Georgia
(404) 873-3173

GreenLaw's Stephanie Benfield Joins EarthShare of Georgia's Board

ATLANTA— (July 18, 2013)  As campaign season approaches, EarthShare of Georgia welcomes  seven new board members with a wealth of knowledge and experience to their Board of Directors. “Our new board representatives are all leaders  from both the business and environmental communities, helping to take EarthShare of Georgia to the next level in raising environmental awareness and supporting leading non-profit environmental organizations throughout Georgia,” stated Madeline Reamy, Executive Director.
New members include:
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is GreenLaw's Executive Director.  An outdoors’ enthusiast and nature lover, Stephanie has been a vocal environmental advocate during her 14 years as a member of the Georgia House’s Natural Resource Committee.  She received both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Georgia. 
Amy Lukken is Vice President of Cultural Development and Learning for Interface, Amy's responsibilities include researching and analyzing industry data and trends for the company’s sales force and senior management. In addition, her public speaking role falls under Interface’s Social Sustainability mission, which allows Amy to give back to communities and organizations by sharing her invaluable market research.
Denise Quarles serves as the Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Denise’s most recent milestone, a refresh of Atlanta’s sustainability plan Power to Change, sets the pathway for realizing Mayor Kasim Reed’s goal of making Atlanta a top-tier city for sustainability.  Her office’s priority are to foster an environmentally and economically sound government while merging a multi-stakeholder collaborative that will foster the achievement of both short and long-term sustainability goals.
Randy A. Muller is a Senior VP and Manager of Bank of America’s Environmental Services Department is responsible for the evaluation and appropriate consideration of all manner of environmental issues as they may relate to Bank of America’s and Merrill Lynch’s business practices including, but not limited to, commercial real estate lending, community development lending, asset based lending, leasing, trust, and investment banking.  In addition to his pre-lending responsibilities, Mr. Muller is responsible for the restoration of all environmentally impaired commercial properties taken through foreclosure. 
Matt Wise is a Partner with Habif, Arogeti & Wynne’s Audit Group. He advises clients in accounting, reporting, compliance, and internal control matters.  His principal focus is in the manufacturing, distribution, construction and transaction processing industries where he has advised clients on financial best practices, mergers and acquisitions, financial and tax reporting, business strategy and internal controls.  Matt received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. 
Rudi Kiefer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physical science and Director of Sustainability at Brenau University.  He is fluent in English, German, and French.  His research and teaching interests include processes including natural waters, weather and climate, and natural as well as "unnatural" disasters.

Wilf Nicholls , Ph.D., is the Executive Director of The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. His career highlights include the breading and releasing of ‘Mandarin’ honeysuckle and ‘Starbright’ mock orange to the public. He also played a key role in the development of the Atlantic Canadian horticultural industry.
EarthShare of Georgia Board member, Cheryl Kortemeier Executive Director of Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta, has moved to EarthShare of Georgia’s Advisory Council and will continue to serve on the Governance Committee.

EarthShare of Georgia is working for the day when our air, land and water are clean abundant and healthy. EarthShare of Georgia is a non-profit that raises funds for more than 60 environmental organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting our air, land and water. For more information on how you and your company can get involved throughout the year, call EarthShare of Georgia today at 404-873-3173, or visit


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