Green Festival Speakers
Jon A. Levey, executive vice president and chief lending officer at GreenChoice Bank, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a seasoned executive with 20 years of real estate, finance and entrepreneurial expertise. An active proponent of community service, Levey, serves as a member of the board of directors for The Delta Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Illinois Chapter, The Standard Club, and the North Shore Center for Performing Arts Foundation and is an advisory board member for Community Partners for Affordable Housing. He also lends his expertise as a member of the loan committee tasked with distributing proceeds of a federal Community & Economic Development Grant from the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Local Economic and Employment Development Council (LEED Council) received the grant to benefit tenants of the Chicago-based Green Exchange who agree to hire federally designated low-income or otherwise disadvantaged individuals. Levey earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he also completed his undergraduate studies. He is a licensed real estate broker and has earned the GREEN designation from the National Association of REALTORS® Green REsource Council. GreenChoice Bank is the first community bank of its kind in the Midwest implementing core values that are designed to enhance the environmental, social and financial well-being of our communities and the planet, offering a values-based choice in banking to consumers and businesses. Conscious about more than your money, GreenChoice Bank marries contemporary sustainability with a relationship-driven approach to providing financial products and services. GreenChoice Bank’s flagship location in Chicago’s Green Exchange building is expected to be the first LEED Platinum community bank location in the Midwest, and one of only a few in the country. Its branch facilities in Cicero and Lockport, Ill are also currently seeking LEED certification. For information about GreenChoice Bank’s products and services, please visit online at www.greenchoicebank.com.