About Global Electronics Council

The Global Electronics Council (GEC) is a mission-driven non-profit launched in 2006 and dedicated to creating a more just and sustainable world. Our focus on electronics is due to our recognition that electronics have become increasingly pervasive, finding their way into products within our home, car, clothing, toys, and even the watches we wear. While the technologies that rely on electronics can provide tremendous societal good, they are also the source of significant negative environmental and social impacts. 

GEC acts as the fulcrum point between the institutional purchasers who buy electronics and the manufacturers who produce them. We support large-scale purchasers, both public and private, with tools and resources. By deciding to buy sustainable technology, institutional purchasers leverage their purchasing decisions towards creating a more sustainable and just world. 

The activities of the Global Electronics Council are funded through a mix of trademark fees from our ecolabels, fees from CABs to support their training and auditing, in-kind support from partner organizations and increasingly, grants/research funding.

GEC Staff

Global Electronics Council is made up of technology geeks, procurement practitioners, ecolabels experts, and relationship builders all dedicated to sustainability for a connected future.


Cara Beatty

Director, Conformity Assurance


Julia Bulfin

Director, HR and Operations

Patricia Dillon

Senior Director, Criteria and Category Development

Alex Dolan

Senior Director, Global Outreach and Marketing

Erik Fessler

Manager, Marketing and Outreach

Victoria Fogle



Shela Gobertina von Trapp

Director, EU Marketing and Outreach

Debbie Graham- Clifford

Director, Global Purchaser and Manufacturer Relations

Kim Hair

Senior Manager, Registry Systems

Susan Herbert

Senior Director, Ecolabels and Manufacturer Resources

Beverly Kennedy

Director, Conformity Assurance Services

Katherine Larocque

Senior Manager, GEC Ecolabels and Resources

Ben Levin

Senior Manager, Technology Assessment and Resource Development

Erica Logan

Director, Sustainability Criteria Development


Shawna McCullough

Manager, Sustainability and Credibility

Hema Madaka

Technology Research and Sustainability Impacts Assessment Fellow

Valerie (Graham) Metzel

Director of Finance


Emmanuel Nwodo

Senior Manager, Recognition and Awards


Rachel Simon

Senior Manager, Technology Assessment and Resource Development


Carl Smith

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Matilde Suescun

Senior Manager, EU Marketing and Outreach


Maythavee Tjhang

Manager, Marketing and Outreach


Amy White

Manager, Sustainability Assessment Services

GEC Board of Directors

Global Electronics Council has a fiduciary responsible Board of Directors who support GEC’s mission.

Mark Buckley

Founder, One Boat Collaborative

Jean Cox-Kearns, M.SC

Chief Sustainability Officer, TES

Richard Crespin

Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborate Up

Victor Duart

Former Manager Environmental Policy and Programs IBM EMEA, ASEAN, Japan

Daniel Kreeger

Co Founder & Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

JaNay Queen Nazaire, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer, Living Cities

Jeanne Ng, PhD

Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals


Trisa Thompson

Chair, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell

Kathrin Winkler

Secretary, Former Chief Sustainability, EMC Corporation 

Employment and
Internship Opportunities

Global Electronics Council is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting the most qualified individuals for positions at all levels. Job openings are posted on this page and across major job sites. We are looking for high-performing candidates who are passionate about sustainability and electronics.


Internships are periodically available.Questions? Contact us here

Current Openings

Global Electronics Council provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions are based on the skills and qualifications of candidates. Candidates will be free from discrimination based on characteristics protected by law such as race, religion, color, national origin, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era- or disabled-veteran status, or the presence of a physical, mental, or sensory disability.