Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Halstead International and Metroflor, leaders in the resilient flooring and decorative products industry. In this role, Rochelle draws from her background in the natural sciences and her passion for environmental and human health. She leads the Product Authority Team, whose mission includes Innovative products, unparalleled customer engagement, and outstanding sustainability leadership. Rochelle is also responsible for guiding a comprehensive sustainability strategy at all operations, including that of Asian factory business partners.
Rochelle earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geology from University of Georgia before pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Policy with a focus on Environmental Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which recognized her as the most outstanding alumni in 2015. She is a registered Professional Geologist, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a LEED Accredited Professional (O+M), and a Living Building Challenge Ambassador. In 2014, Rochelle was recognized as one of the top 10 most powerful women leaders in sustainability and is now the Alumni Chair of that group. In 2015, Rochelle was a member of the USGBC Supply Chain Optimization Working Group, and in 2016 was a graduate of the inaugural class of Building for Health: Research and Applications to Drive Decisions for the Built Environment, presented by the Harvard School of Public Health.