Karen Righthand

Director, Sales & Marketing SCS Global Services

Karen Righthand heads up sales and marketing for the Environmental Certification Services division of SCS Global Services. Most recently Karen was director of Global Communications for thinkstep (formerly PE International), an international sustainability software and consulting company.

Prior to joining thinkstep, Karen held director and VP of Marketing positions at green building materials manufacturer Vetrazzo and clean tech start up CalStar where she distinguished both companies as sustainability leaders in their categories. Embracing sustainability in the early days of both companies, she led Vetrazzo through B Corporation certification and publication of the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a countertop material in the world, and at CalStar, the first EPD for fly ash masonry.

Prior to her work in the green building material sector, Karen spent eight years in the Outdoor/Snowsports industry building the category of snowshoeing in the U.S. to six million participants. A lifetime environmentalist, she was part of the Outdoor Industry business coalition that lobbied congress extensively for the establishment of additional federal wilderness. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from California State University.

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