Leonard E. Robinson, a proud father and grandfather, has traveled a distinctive career path. Currently residing in Atlanta Georgia, he has a successful track record in the public: private; non-profit and faith-based sectors with over 45 years of experience in sustainability. He has run the unusual path of wastewater plants to superfund sites to steel mills to radio studios to working for Governors giving him a unique, solutions-oriented perspective into the sustainability field. He often remarks, “I didn’t find my career…my career found me”.
Currently, he serves as the Sustainability Strategist for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He is entrusted with creating a Sustainability vision; mission and program for 1.2 million Catholics; 103 parishes,; 18 Catholic schools in northern Georgia. He is also a Partner and Chef Sustainability Officer with the consulting firm SEMCO.
Leonard has served as an appointee for four California Governors at the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Colorado River Board of California. He was part of the Executive Team that created California’s Climate Change and Green Chemistry policies. Prior to his State service he was the Environmental/Safety Manager for TAMCO Steel, the only steel mill in California.
Leonard is inspired by his love of God; humanity; and the environment. He was motivated by his parents who taught him to “always leave your room in better condition than it was when you arrived”. He made the environment and community his “room”.