Elizabeth “Liz” Perez is the President and founder of GC Green, a 9/11 service disabled veteran owned Green Build General Contracting and Consulting Firm. GC Green is involved in an effort to broaden the outreach and impact of the green economy. They have established a specialized program called Green Culture Generation that allows GCG to actively participate in a growing network of education, training, apprenticeship, and project placement opportunities in energy efficiency and alternative energy systems for Veterans and displaced workers in California.
Prior to starting GCG, Liz was in the green build and engineering industry for six years in San Diego, California. For over eight years, Liz also served in the United States Navy as an, Aviation Logistics Specialist. During her time in the Navy she did 13 deployments and recognized that saving energy meant saves lives on the battle field. From this experience, she developed GC Green to identify change at the home front by developing systems designed to be more energy efficient, productive and put Veterans to work. She received an honorable discharge as a 9/11 service disabled Wounded Warrior veteran.
Additionally, Liz is a member of the North Fork Mono Indian tribe located in California and is proud of her Native American culture. In 2010, she collaborated with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association on an energy efficiency grant which was recently awarded to 10 tribes in California. Mrs. Perez is a candidate for the Indian Energy Commission for the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGA) for the Western Region of the United States.
She serves on the Cleantech EDGE and US Green Chamber San Diego advisory boards. In August 2011, she recently completed the Entrepreneur for Veterans Bootcamp at Texas A&M. November 2011, her fellowship with Mission Continues will begin. Her six month fellowship, with Mission Continues will expand efforts to provide outreach, training and job placement for Veterans in the green industry.
Mrs. Perez has a degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University with a Minor in Logistics, Business & Safety Management.
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Oct. 9, 2011