Andrea Pinabell is a purpose-driven leader, driving change in the sustainability community.
Andrea is the President of Southface Energy Institute, the leading Southeastern organization in the research, design, and implementation of a regenerative economy.
As the leader of the 40-year-old nonprofit, she has transformed its potential and created a new approach to leveraging Southface’s influence on the future of healthy, vibrant communities across the Southeast.
Prior to Southface, Andrea was the Vice President Sustainability and Global Citizenship at
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. where she led the strategy, operations and integration for Starwood’s global sustainability programs and its related philanthropic efforts. Prior to Starwood, she was the Director of the Sustainable Cities Institute
& Sustainable Community Development Program Manager with The Home Depot Foundation.
Andrea is known for stimulating innovation and improving organizational growth. An engineer by education, Andrea brings over 20 years of wide-ranging
sustainability expertise from water to energy to sustainable business, communities and development. In addition, she sits on multiple boards and has been honored with several awards including Smart CEO Magazine’s Award (2015) honoring visionary leadership in the commercial real estate industry.