UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Beth Wytiaz

Beth Wytiaz
SVP, Global Environmental Operations Manager, LEED® AP BD+C
Bank of America, Global Environmental Group

Biography

Beth Wytiaz is part of the Global Environmental Group within the Environmental, Social, Governance division of Bank of America. In her current role as the Global Environmental Operations Manager she is responsible for reducing the bank’s impact on natural resources. This encompasses setting and achieving all public environmental operations goals which includes becoming carbon neutral; purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources; reducing waste, water, paper, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and energy use; managing e-waste; sourcing paper sustainability and supply chain management. In addition to this work she leads the GHG emissions calculations and disclosure efforts.

Over her 11 year career in sustainability she created the comprehensive environmental employee engagement program, My Environment® at Bank of America which now has more than 23,000 members globally. Prior to joining the bank she worked at the Quaintance-Weaver Hospitality Company which developed the world’s first LEED Platinum hotel.

She has a Master’s degree in Humanities with a focus in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications; both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She volunteers with her local community garden and Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as a variety of other organizations. She has worked with Ocean Conservancy and Northwest Earth Institute for five years now on special programs. She is passionate about social and environmental issues and seeks to engage others to drive change.