Spinnaker Group Announces Promotions

West Palm Beach, FL (March 24, 2022) -- Spinnaker Group, one of the most respected leaders in the green-building movement, has announced promotions of two of our valuable team members, Rafael Sanchez and Amy Ford. 

President, Jonathan Burgess recognized their achievements by writing:

"Over the past three years Rafael has diligently managed dozens of projects spanning several rating systems including LEED BD+C, Homes, Green Globes, Parksmart, FGBC and NGBS. He has received and maintained several new green building credentials and grown tremendously in his technical knowledge of these rating systems and their application across many building types and locations throughout South Florida. He has also produced many new tools and resources for the sustainability team and will continue to assist the team with priority-setting, best practice sharing, process improvements, and new project assignments.

Amy has also earned her new title as a full-fledged Sustainability Advisor having gained some valuable experience over the first year with Spinnaker Group in her former role as Junior Advisor. She is now managing multiple projects and continues to assist the sustainability team across a wide variety of tasks. We look forward to her continued leadership in the LEED O+M space and expanded role managing a full plate of projects across several rating systems.

Please join me in congratulating Rafael and Amy on these well-deserved promotions. We look forward to the great things you will both continue to accomplish with us here at Spinnaker Group."

To review full bios of the entire Spinnaker Group staff, visit here.

Founded in 2003, the award-winning Spinnaker Group helps facilitate the highest quality, sustainable building projects. With the company since 2012, Burgess purchased the company from its founders in the fall of 2018. Since the purchase, he has hired seven new full-time professionals accredited in various fields plus two interns, four of which were hired during the COVID-19 pandemic. This recent staff expansion invests in employees in Arizona, Kuwait and, of course, Florida. The team collectively speaks 12 languages, and more than 50% of its employees are first-generation immigrants.

Using an integrated team approach with a diverse range of clients, Spinnaker Group has more than 170 LEED Certified projects under its belt and more than 700 million sf of commissioned building space worldwide. The sustainability, green-building consulting company excels in hot and humid climates, with more than 95% of its projects based in tropical and subtropical climate zones. In addition to tapping USGBC's LEED, IWBI's WELL, and other rating systems as anchors of its sustainable consulting services, Spinnaker's diverse team of design and construction professionals offer project management, energy modeling, fundamental and enhanced building commissioning, neighborhood planning, operations and maintenance consulting, building performance improvements, indoor air-quality testing, and life cycle analyses for all types of building projects.

Amy Ford
Rafael Sanchez