Laury Hammel, Executive Director, SBN

Laury founded the Sustainable Business Network (originally the Responsible Business Alliance) in 1988, and has been leading the sustainable business movement in Massachusetts ever since.  He is the owner and president of The Longfellow Clubs – a group of health and recreation clubs in the Greater Boston area- considered to be among the greenest health clubs in the U.S.  Laury has been the Executive Director of SBN since 2008 and provides overall leadership and visioning for the organization and its programs.  Laury has been instrumental in founding numerous additional regional and national networks including Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).

Sarah Lambertson, Managing Director, SBN

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Environmental Science and her MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England.  From experience in her MBA program, Sarah sees business as a powerful tool for making change towards a fair and sustainable future. Sarah has experience working in education, business and non-profits.

Sarah most recently worked for Whole Foods Market as an educator and a buyer, where she gained a strong operational understanding of running a business. Sarah also has experience working as an educator in several other capacities, including as a lecturer at Boston University’s School of Management for an Organizational Behavior class. Additionally, she worked for the Cheshire County Conservation District as a project coordinator on a farm labor and infrastructure needs project. Sarah joined SBN in September 2013.

Alex Barber, Program Coordinator, SBN

Alex graduated from Skidmore College, with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Environmental Studies. At Skidmore, Alex developed his passion for sustainability by working in the Sustainable Skidmore office and sitting on Student Government as the Sustainability Senator.  In that role, Alex chaired the student Sustainability Committee and served as the student advocate on the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee.

When not in the office, Alex loves to play and watch baseball, and bake in his free time!


Charlotte Meissner, SBLP/SCLP Program Associate

Charlotte receCMived her Master’s degree in Biology from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. After working as a biomedical scientist for four years, she moved to Boston to follow her passion for sustainability and the environment. She will complete her second Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University in 2013. She is currently working on her thesis in cooperation with the Sustainable Business Leader Program.

Charlotte loves the outdoors, biking, back yard gardening and local food, and she is living car free!


Ellen Shea, SBLP Intern

Ellen graduated from Boston University in May 2006 with a BA in English. She will complete her MBA with a concentration in Sustainability and CSR from Simmons College in May 2013, and is currently the vice-president of events for the Simmons chapter of Net Impact. Ellen is passionate about finding solutions to advance environmentally sustainable and socially responsible business practices. She previously worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management, coordinating and managing several international and educational programs and collaborations.

When Ellen isn't working or studying you can find her hanging upside-down several feet in the air practicing aerial acrobatics.




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