President, Southface

Andrea Pinabell, LEED AP, joined Southface as the organization’s president in January 2017. A dynamic, purpose-driven, and experienced leader, Pinabell has demonstrated consistent success in developing and leading multi-level and international organizations in both for-profit and nonprofit environments. Most recently, she was vice president for sustainability and global citizenship with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Previously, Pinabell was with The Home Depot Foundation as director of the Sustainable Cities Institute and Sustainable Community Development Program manager. A chemical engineer by education, she brings wide-ranging expertise to Southface, from water to energy to sustainable business, communities, and development. In addition, Pinabell has won several awards, including SmartCEO Magazine’s award (2015) honoring visionary leadership in the commercial real estate industry.