Laurel Creech leads General Services’ new Division of Sustainability and brings to this role vast experience in running sustainability campaigns and programming as Chief Service Officer, Sustainability Director and Livability Director in the Office of Mayor Karl Dean. She was one of the first ten Chief Service Officers in the nation as part of the national Cities of Service movement and has since mentored other cities across the US and UK. She developed and implemented the city’s first service plan - Impact Nashville- and led Mayor Dean’s health and sustainability programs while engaging citizens to be active, healthy and involved. Laurel was also founder and director of Team Green Adventures and a radio air talent for thirteen years. She received her BA in English from Emory University and is active on the board of several Nashville nonprofits effecting positive environmental change.