The External Advisory Board is a multi-stakeholder group representing business and industry, government, NGOs and academia that meets twice a year to review the Center's progress, provide guidance in planning activities for executing the Center's mission, and help identify new areas for research that is timely and relevant to the public and private sectors.

Advisory Board Chairs

Erik Petrovskis, Chair
Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

David Gard, Vice Chair
Senior Consultant
5 Lakes Energy

Peter M. Wege (Deceased)
Chair Emeritus
President, Wege Foundation
Past Vice-Chairman of the Board, Steelcase, Inc.
NPPC Chair 1991-1994

Thomas Zosel (Deceased)
Manager of Pollution Prevention
3M Corporation
NPPC Chair 1994-1999

Scott Noesen
Director of Sustainable Development
Dow Chemical Company
CSS Co-Chair 1999-2006

Terry Cullum
Director, Auto/Steel Partnership
CSS Co-Chair 1999-2006
CSS Chair 2006-2011

Ross Good
Senior Manager, External Affairs Department
Chrysler Group LLC
CSS Vice Chair 2006-2011

David Rinard
Director, Global Environmental Performance
Steelcase, Inc.
CSS Chair 2011-2013

Tim Wallington
Systems Analytics and Environmental Research Department
Ford Motor Company
CSS Vice Chair 2011-2013
CSS Chair 2013-2015

Candace Wheeler
Global Energy System Center
General Motors
CSS Vice Chair 2015-2017

Mark Retzloff
Chairman and Founder
Alfalfa's Market
CSS Chair 2016-2019

Shoshannah Lenski
DTE Energy
CSS Chair 2019-2023