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NBIS Leadership

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Karl Ostrom
Co-Executive Director, NBIS

Karl’s background includes organization development and consultation with businesses, municipalities, universities, and non-profit organizations. As a founding director of NBIS, he has played an instrumental role in conceptualizing and communicating the opportunities for sustainable business on the global and local scale.


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Lexie Carr
Program Associate, NBIS

Lexie brings a systems-based perspective and strong critical thinking skills garnered from her liberal arts education at Williams College, as well as hands-on professional experience in business operations, event planning and project management.

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Mary Rose
Co-Executive Director, NBIS

Mary’s professional background is in organizational development, education, public relations and project management. As Co-Director of NBIS, Mary’s leadership focuses on program development, project management and public relations.


Board of Directors

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Trenton Harris (Bio)
Founder, Trenton Harris Consulting

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Mark Hower
Core Faculty, Antioch University Seattle




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Kevin Laycock
Vice Chairman, Treasurer
Consultant at Kevin Laycock, LLC

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Gerald Kroon
Thomas James International