As SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Growth, Roger Platt drives global strategy for the organization. He is the immediate past president of USGBC. In addition to his role advising the CEO on mid- to long-term strategy matters, he also leads USGBC's LEED for Cities efforts and business development in the New York City region. Prior to serving as President of USGBC, Roger was Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Law. Before joining USGBC in 2009, Roger served for 15 years as Senior Vice President and Counsel at the Real Estate Roundtable (www.rer.org) and was previously a senior land use associate with the Coblentz law firm in San Francisco. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org). Roger is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of San Francisco School of Law and is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia. He writes and speaks frequently on the intersection of markets and sustainability including guest lectures at Columbia, Georgetown, Princeton and Yale.