Martha Jane Murray
Business Development Associate - National Accounts
AIA, LEEP AP
Martha Jane was a practicing architect for over twenty years, including the first sustainability director for Wilcox Architects before joining the Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative (CCI) as a program director for eight years. She spent two years working on sustainable rebuilding strategies for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, coordinating the NOLA 100 low income homeowner rapid rebuild program for CCI and facilitating LEED green building strategies for the entire New Orleans Recovery public school district. Since 2008 she created and implemented the Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) program as the first employer-assisted energy benefit program in the United States.
Martha Jane has a B.A. in art from Hendrix College (’77) and B. Architecture (’84) from the University of Tennessee. Before moving back to her home state of AR from New Orleans in 1993 Martha Jane was a partner in Locus Architects, an adjunct professor at Tulane’s School of Architecture, a graduate of Leadership New Orleans, board chair of the Contemporary Art Center, and recognized as one of New Orleans’ Women of the Year by City Business magazine.
Martha Jane was the first LEED AP in Arkansas and the founding chair of the USGBC-Arkansas Chapter. She was one of five core committee members who organized the national USGBC GreenBuild 2005 response for the Katrina sustainable rebuilding effort. She has been a national speaker for DOE, EPA, and ACEEE conferences as well as Yale’s environmental law class. USGBC has featured MJ numerous times including; a Master Speaker, Women In Green Power Breakfast speaker, and in the 2008 feature documentary of 15 “pivotal leaders and unsung heroes”.