Lisa Renstrom

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"Lisa owned and operated two family hotels in Acapulco, Mexico from 1983-1993 when she moved to Charlotte, NC, with her husband Bob Perkowitz. Seeking to ensure that Charlotte became neither Atlanta nor Mexico City, she became a force in greening Charlotte. She Co-Chaired the 1997 Charlotte Regional Environmental Summit, was the Interim Executive Director of Voices & Choices.

"Shifting from local to national as the President of the national Sierra Club from 2005 to 2007 Lisa transitioned the Sierra Club from its traditional focus on land and toxics to a people-focused approach on energy & climate.

"Lisa currently serves on the boards of ecoAmerica and Earth Justice. Her educational background includes the Owner Presidents Management Program at Harvard University, and a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Nebraska and Mastes in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She and her husband Bob Perkowitz created Bonwood Social Investments, investing in organizations that engage the public in environmental and climate solutions."[1]


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  1. EcoAmerica Board, organizational web page, accessed March 21, 2013.
  2. Earth Day Women and the Green Economy, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.