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Kim Pexton, LEED Fellow & VP of Sustainability at JBG SMITH, to Keynote A Midsummer Night's Green

This year's A Midsummer Night's Green marks a major milestone for the event and the DC area green building community that it brings together annually. After two year's online, we'll be returning in-person on Thursday, July 21 to the ever-popular Arena Stage to celebrate the 21st year of this premier summer social event, fundraiser, and gathering for sustainability advocates from across our region, which also honors the winners of our 2022 Community Leader Awards.

Given the significance of this reunion and 21st anniversary, we are especially thrilled to have as our keynote Kimberly Pexton, LEED Fellow, Vice President of Sustainability at JBG SMITH, and longtime leader within the USGBC community. Ms. Pexton has been active in the USGBC National Capital Region community since its founding. In 2005 she was appointed to the USGBC NCR Board of Directors as the Education Chair, and she was elected to the board in 2006. She served as Board Chair form 2006 to 2008, and as USGBC NCR's Regional Representative to USGBC in 2009. She was a Co-Chair of the 2015 Greenbuild Host Committee, overseeing the efforts of 70+ volunteer professionals in organizing tours, local partnerships, a Legacy Project, and more, a monumental task that earned her a Presidential citation of recognition. She led the USGBC NCR Resilience Committee from 2015 to 2016 and was recognized at A Midsummer Night's Green in 2016 as Member of the Year.



Ms. Pexton is JBG SMITH’s Vice President of Sustainability. She has over 25 years of experience in sustainability, climate change resilience, environmental policy, green building rating systems and building science. She is leading the development and execution of JBG SMITH’s sustainability strategy with integration across all business units and external ESG reporting.


Throughout her career, Ms. Pexton has been responsible for the development of operational programs that yield demonstrated sustainability results. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Ms. Pexton was a Director at Paladino and Company, an internationally recognized sustainability and green building consulting firm. Earlier in her career, Ms. Pexton held roles at HITT Contracting, James G. Davis Construction, and Heitman.


Ms. Pexton earned a Master of Architecture from Catholic University. She is a LEED Fellow and an Environmental Leader Top 100 Honoree. She is a past chairperson of the board for the USGBC National Capital Region chapter (2006 – 2009). In addition, Ms. Pexton is an international published author and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Ms. Pexton is currently JBG SMITH’s Vice President of Sustainability. She has over 25 years of experience in sustainability, climate change resilience, environmental policy, green building rating systems and building science. She is leading the development and execution of JBG SMITH’s sustainability strategy with integration across all business units and external ESG reporting.


Ms. Pexton earned a Master of Architecture from Catholic University. She is a LEED Fellow and an Environmental Leader Top 100 Honoree. She is an international published author and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

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