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Rebuilding Exchange Welcomes Mary Trieschmann as New Executive Director

05.02.14 | Announcements

The Rebuilding Exchange (RX) Board of Directors and Delta Institute are pleased to announce that Mary Trieschmann has been named Executive Director of the Rebuilding Exchange. Trieschmann will lead the RX in its efforts to create a strong local market for reclaimed building materials by diverting valuable material from landfill and making it available for reuse through its retail warehouse. Trieschmann is a seasoned leader with over twenty years of nonprofit experience, designing and implementing innovative projects and programs.

RX Board Chair Jack Crane said, “We are thrilled to have Mary join the Rebuilding Exchange team. She is an experienced, passionate leader, and eager to take the RX to the next level.”

“The Rebuilding Exchange is one of the premier social enterprises in the Great Lakes region,” said Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge. “I am delighted to welcome a new leader who has the experience and the vision to advance the RX mission moving forward. Delta Institute looks forward to working closely with Mary to strengthen the regional market for materials reuse.”

Trieschmann replaces Elise Zelechowski who left the Rebuilding Exchange in January 2014 to lead the North American Social Impact Program at Chicago-based ThoughtWorks.

Before joining the Rebuilding Exchange, Trieschmann served as Vice President of Programs at the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, working in collaboration with program staff and board members to build strategic and sustainable programs and manage exhibit development. Prior to Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Trieschmann led environmental education programming at Oregon METRO in Portland.

Trieschmann adds, “I am excited and privileged to join such a committed team. The Rebuilding Exchange has built a strong reputation that is supported by solid programming and tangible results. I look forward to working with the staff, the board, and our partners at Delta Institute to build on the strong foundation that has been laid.”