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John Imes, Executive Director

John Imes, a former Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI), joined as Executive Director in 1998. Previously, John was the Environmental Manager for Quad/Graphics, a company long known for its environmental stewardship and social responsibility, garnering a long list of local, state and national honors. John also serves as an elected Board Trustee and Personnel Committee Chair for the Village of Shorewood Hills and has served in many appointments and as an adviser to national, state and local initiatives over the years. Engagements include:

    • Joint West Campus Area Committee
    • The Greening of Monroe Street
    • Adviser, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters: Climate Forward Initiative
    • Adviser, Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program
    • Wisconsin Delegation to Germany: Green Jobs in the New Europe
    • Commissioner, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
    • Governor Doyle’s Consortium on Biobased Industries and Global Warming Task Force
    • Adviser, Wisconsin’s Green Tier program
    • Adviser, University of Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

John, an MATC and Carroll College graduate, is also co-owner of Arbor House, an award-winning inn and model for sustainable tourism located in Madison, Wisconsin.

To see a recent profile, please visit here

Phone: 608-280-0360

Zoe Berman, Communications Coordinator


Kaitlyn Dvorachek University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kayleigh Hong University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Volunteers

WEI Board of Directors

Richard Heinemann, Chair
Boardman & Clark LLP

Jeff Simon, Vice Chair
J. Simon Design Build

Gregory Armstrong, Treasurer
UW-Madison Arboretum

Joann Kelley, Secretary
Madison Gas & Electric Company

Thomas Boldt
Boldt Company

1000 Friends of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Tom Larson
Wisconsin Realtors Association

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WEI: Wisconsin Environmental Initiative
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 840
Madison, WI 53703
p: 608-280-0360
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