Josie Plaut, Executive Director

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Josie Plaut, Executive Director

Hidden Talent: Running a chainsaw and navigating 4-wheel drive trails. As the Executive Director of CLEAR and a founding developer of the LENSES Framework, Josie uses a process centered approach to facilitate regenerative development in individuals, teams and projects focused on the built environment. Josie believes that humans have the potential to be positive, contributive members of natural and social systems. As Associate Director for the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University, Josie works with companies to develop capacity and action plans for regeneration. Josie is an engaging and sought after facilitator, with recent work spanning domestic and international projects across a variety of scales including individual buildings, master plans and district scale projects, and in organizational development and municipal programs. Josie holds a degree in Sustainable Enterprise from Fort Lewis College and a Masters of Construction Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Building at Colorado State University. Josie is a founding developer of The LENSES Framework, a Patterson Center Certified StratOp Facilitator, and was an early Living Building Challenge Ambassador.