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Joanne Gorski

Joanne Gorski 

Hortonville, USA

Consultant and Auditor

Details of experience:
Joanne has been working in the field of supply chain management, business, and education for 25 years.


While working as an instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, she had the opportunity to lead our college’s efforts from an instructional standpoint. The work was so fulfilling that she was soon the college’s sustainability expert and go-to resource. 


Joanne developed several sustainability focused classes for the Supply Chain Management and Energy and Environmental Engineering degrees.


She also lead outreach efforts for the college to help educate the public and encourage business to adopt sustainable development principles into their business practices. This is how she got into sustainable event management. 


Instead of just attending sustainability related events on behalf of the college, she decided to create them. Joanne secured corporate donations to 100% fund the events and also produced and managed the events.


She also was able to work with sustainability thought leaders in business as well as colleges to help advance her understanding of current best practices and areas of improvement opportunities.


She works on all types of sustainability initiatives for various types of organizations.

She loves to apply her supply chain management and educational background to help drive changes to the way people and businesses manage their resources.

Each event is a new opportunity to help educate and motivate individuals to make meaningful changes.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • BS in Business Management, The Ohio State University
  • MBA, The University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Sustainable Event Training through ISSP and Greenshoot Pacific
  • ISSP Certificate (International Society of Sustainability Professionals)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Green Manufacturing Specialist
  • ISO 14000 Lead Auditor
  • SEET (Sustainable Energy and Education Training) National Renewable Energy Lab and Colorado School of Mines
  • Certified Fellow of Inventory and Production Management (CFPIM), APICS
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional, APICS
  • APICS Sustainability Task Force
  • North East Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance Sustainability Task Force Leader
  • Sustainable Fox Valley Board Member

List of events and projects worked on:

  • The Sustainable Business Exchange
  • The Big Green
  • The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council's Annual Conference
  • Fox Valley Technical College Clean Energy Expo

Program being audited:

  • ISO 20121