The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
, a New York-based organization focused on setting benchmarks for healthier property and communities, has named Rachel Gutter as its new President. She succeeds Kamyar Vaghar, who is leaving IWBI after two years in this role.
Gutter joined IWBI as chief product officer in 2016. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and was founding director of its Center for Green Schools. She is also co-chair Garrison Institute’s Board of Directors and serves on the Advisory Board of Paul Hawken’s Drawdown Project to reverse global warming.
“Having Rachel step into this role is all about what’s next for WELL and reflective of the growth of the global health and wellness movement,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “With the successful launch last week of WELL v2, the next version of the popular WELL Building Standard, with the significant growth we are seeing in WELL registration and certification and in the uptake of the WELL APTM credential, she’s the right leader for the next phase of WELL’s global development.”