LONG BEACH BRANCH LEADERSHIP
Mr. Gregory Alexander is a Senior Project Manager for E2 ManageTech, Inc. and serves as the company’s internal sustainability officer. His responsibilities include program/project management, sustainability, direct client support, community outreach/communication, and policy research and analysis. For the past six years Mr. Alexander has focused much of his work on solving the environmental impacts associated with goods movement industry and in particular marine ports. This work has allowed Mr. Alexander to be involved with landmark programs including the implementation of the Port of Long Beach Green Port Policy and the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan. A registered civil engineer, Mr. Alexander is active with the Long Beach Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council, Los Angeles and is a proud member of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Green Business Council.
Aravind Batra is a Senior Electrical Engineer and Principal at Long Beach based P2S Engineering. There he heads-up P2S’s Educational Division. Aravind has over fourteen years of experience in consulting engineering and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003. Aravind is involved with master plans, utility infrastructure upgrade projects, renovations and new building community colleges and a variety of private and public universities. Aravind has an in depth knowledge of electrical systems and their requirements and is the in-house expert on photovoltaic and alternative energy solutions. Outside of his efforts to bring about the USGBC-LA Long Beach Branch, he is also affiliated with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). He has served as a past Treasurer for the Los Angeles Chapter of AEE. Prior to joining P2S, Mr. Batra served as a Technical Marketing Manager for Raychem Corporation in India. While employed there, he was involved in technical support and marketing of high-voltage power cable splices, end joints and insulation products. Aravind holds a Bachelor Degree from Bangalore University in India. In addition to being a LEED AP, Aravind is a licensed electrical engineer (PE) and a certified lighting designer (LC).
Meg Beatrice is a licensed Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and Principal at Architecture M Incorporated with over twenty years of professional experience. In addition to her work on the Steering committee and as Treasurer of the USGBC Long Beach Branch, she is actively involved with the American Institute of Architects, and the executive committee of the Fairfield YMCA Board in Long Beach. Meg has a dual background in business and architecture, and advanced through several financial positions culminating in financial controller before returning to school to complete a Master’s degree in Architecture. This combination of skills enables her to design solutions that provide for a sound return on investment for her clients. Meg is passionate about green building, and her work includes many innovative technologies such as extensive daylighting and irrigated vertical gardens. Her experience in the architectural industry includes a considerable range of services in addition to traditional architectural work, including sustainable renovation, financial feasibility analysis, master planning, space planning, interior design and construction management.
Lance Collins is a licensed architect in the state of California, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor with over 10 years of professional experience. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Mr. Collins professional experience encompasses urban design, architecture and sustainable design with projects experience in all scales ranging from master planning, commercial office development, mixed-use residential, institutional, to single family residential. Mr. Collins has formerly been a Project Manager with Studio One Eleven, a Senior Designer with HOK and part of the design staff at Moore, Ruble, Yudell Architects
Marc is continuing his education at California State University, Long Beach pursuing a second baccalaureate in Construction Engineering Management. Holding positions within the NAHB and CMAA student groups on campus, he is working with faculty to bring a wide variety of students together under USGBC Student Groups. As an Emerging Professional-USGBC-LA member, Marc has been helped coordinate the Natural Talent Design Competition for 2009. Currently he co-chairs the Emerging Professionals of USGBC-LA, and is the Pacific Region Council alternate representative for USGBC's Emerging Professionals. At Long Beach City College, he currently helps grow the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program in efforts to train and place individuals in green collar occupations. At the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, he is interning to assist with the efforts of the Platinum Certification for the Animal Care Center Project. While completing a B.S. in Management Science from UC San Diego, Marc spent four years working for in Solana Beach in the building materials supply industry— from lumber handler to sales supervisor, where he was introduced to sustainable building.
In a career distinguished by accomplishment and community service, Caecilia Gotama, P.E., personifies the capabilities of a successful engineer and principal in the field of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering. As founder and name principal of Gotama Building Engineers, Inc., which designs mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low voltage engineering systems for commercial and institutional buildings, Caecilia brings a considerable background to the table with her education and business associations. In addition to earning a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Caecilia is a Fellow and an active member of ASME, where she has served as the Chair of the Orange County section. Caecilia is also a LEED™ Accredited Professional. Her commitment to enhancing the ability of structures to work effectively with the environment is reflected in the number of LEED™ – certified projects her firm has worked on including West Los Angeles College's new Classroom Building and new Student Services Building, Los Angeles Pierce College's new Student Services Center Building, Hyperion Resource Learning Center, The Alhambra Campus and San Jose State University Student Health Services Building.