Gail Lalla

Vice President of Operations


Gail Lalla delivers a multi-faceted background in public policy and governmental relations to the team at Greener by Design. As Vice President of Operations, Gail uses her expertise in budgeting, planning, communication skills and team motivation to keep each Team project on track for timely and efficient results. She is experienced with in-depth research and grants support and when she was GbD's Senior Project Manager and before that the Research and Data Analyst, she navigated the myriad of incentives available, investigated current policy changes, and vetted data collection for several redevelopment projects.  Gail currently specializes in project conceptualization and management for clients in need of solutions in the areas of: inter-agency coordination, management and government relations and policy analysis.

To date, she has worked with a mixture of public and private clients: namely Hoboken City, City of Linden, and the Township of Woodbridge, Bijou Properties, and MEPT Newport Tower Trust.  She has notably added a marketing division to GbD, in which she has assisted clients such as Sports Art with a full launch of their energy efficient and sustainable product line for fitness equipment, Eco-POWR.

She has successfully led collaborative efforts focusing on carbon abatement plans, Energy Saving Improvement Plans with ESCOs, resiliency planning with the Kresge Foundation, and microgrid strategy with Rocky Mountain Institute. She concurrently facilitates the marketing outreach, grant writing and coalition-building for The Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the NY-NJ region.

Gail’s passion for community development that is both sustainable and creative, allows her to carry out her current pursuits. She currently serves as a member of the Arts and Creative Culture Task Force for Sustainable Jersey.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.

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