February 8, 2016 | Liz Austin

Greg Schwarztrauber joins Green Street as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  With over twenty (20) years in tax and accounting experience, Greg enhances Green Street’s project financials and reporting standards for our principals, entities and investors.

Greg comes to Green Street from Anheuser-Busch where he served as a Senior Director, Tax Research and Planning. His duties primarily focused on M&A transactional planning along with implementing tax efficient operating structures. He has over 25 years of varied tax and accounting experience that he has obtained by working in both Big 4 public accounting and private industry throughout his career. Before joining Anheuser-Busch, Greg spent seven years as the head of tax for XTRA Lease, a national transportation equipment leasing business owned by Berkshire Hathaway.  In addition, Greg worked in the tax consulting practice at KPMG where he provided services to clients operating in a variety of industries located throughout the Midwest.  He received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, a Master of Taxation from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.  Greg is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Missouri, a member of the AICPA, and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sustainability Manager Sara Graham brings to the table more than a decade of experience in sustainability management, LEED documentation and corporate strategic planning along with an M.S. in Environmental Science. Most recently, she served as the firm-wide Sustainability Manager at HOK’s headquarters in St. Louis where she built her career around executive-level sustainability reporting and operations management in the architectural environment.

Sara’s accomplishments include:

  • annual carbon footprint reporting on the associated carbon emissions from office energy usage, business air travel and employee commuting based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • development of and reporting on sustainable business practices that encompasses renovations, energy efficiency, water efficiency, procurement, waste management, indoor air quality and business travel
  • LEED documentation, management and mentoring for medium to large office, justice, museum and laboratory buildings

Sara served as President of ReSource St. Louis for four years and a committee member for eight years, dedicated to improving commercial construction waste recycling and reuse in the region. She was part of the development team formed by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce to create the St. Louis Green Business Challenge checklist. She is currently a member of the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance Task Force.

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