Florida Tech has hired Daniel Sutton as its first University Sustainability Officer. As such, he is in charge of developing, planning and coordinating activities related to sustainability systems. His focus is on the triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability regarding the social, economic and environmental aspects of the university’s current operations, and he will work to develop new ways to incorporate and increase student engagement initiatives.
Daniel earned his bachelor of architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his M.B.A. from Duquesne University. Before coming to Florida Tech, his professional background revolved around the design and construction industries, where he worked as an intern architect and construction project manager for various design-build, retail construction, and green building projects across the U.S.
It was through these industries where Daniel learned about how sustainability affects the built and natural environment and drove his decision to return to school to gain an M.B.A. that focused on how sustainability effects the business environment. During his studies, he had the opportunity to consult for fortune 500 companies on sustainability issues and initiatives, corporate social responsibility, management and operations, and energy and environmental management issues.