RES Expands Board of Directors
Laura Huffman, CEO, Austin Chamber of Commerce Elizabeth Seeger, Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR
May 19, 2020
Laura Huffman, an accomplished leader and pioneer in urban development, conservation, and restoration of natural systems, and Elizabeth Seeger, a nationally recognized voice in sustainable investing, have joined RES’ Board of Directors.
“We are honored to have Laura and Elizabeth join our Board at this pivotal time in our company’s continued growth and expansion,” said Elliott Bouillion, President and CEO of RES. “Their proven leadership, diverse backgrounds, and commitment to growing a strong, purpose-driven company will support our future success.”
The expansion of the RES Board builds upon the company’s growth in the mid-west and on the west coast and will enable RES to better explore a wide range of environmental restoration projects. With growing market opportunities across multiple geographies and a variety of demand drivers, RES remains focused on building strong teams with the local expertise to solve its clients’ unique needs.
“I am excited to join the RES Board at a time when the company is expanding into new areas and addressing critical environmental challenges while maintaining a disciplined approach to growing a dynamic business,” said Laura Huffman, CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “RES is in a unique space at the nexus of supporting economic development while sustaining the environment. I look forward to helping RES create more opportunities for green architecture and nature-based solutions to help meet our urban challenges while providing additional community benefits.”
In April 2020, Laura Huffman joined the Austin Chamber of Commerce as the President and CEO. Prior to joining the chamber, Laura served as Texas’ state director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). During that time, she was a leading statewide voice in bringing together businesses and community-based land and water preservation organizations to help preserve our communities’ natural resources. She was nationally recognized for her work creating TNC’s Cities Program. In addition to her experience in environmental conservation, Laura served as assistant city manager in both Austin and San Marcos, where she negotiated Austin’s 100-year water deal with the Lower Colorado River Authority.