Gina MacIlwraith
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Innovative and creative problem solver, passionate about business and policy to more effectively generate social, environmental, and economic value.

Current Position

Principal Consultant

GRM Associates





Specialty Areas
  • Businesses
  • Conservation
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
Interested in:
  • Mentoring
  • Finding a Mentor
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Serving on a Board
  • Career Opportunities
  • Public Office
  • Leadership Opportunities

More Information:

Leadership Experience

I value integrity and connections – both human and systemic – finding and connecting the important pieces of the puzzle others don’t see.  Powered by grit to achieve ambitious goals and targets, I embrace challenge, utilizing curiosity to explore and pursue the many possibilities in our amazing world.


Cross-sector experience building collaborative partnerships and developing strong networks by working with diverse stakeholders including internal cross-unit teams, external partners, community leaders, and sustainability professionals.

Values-driven leader trained to help businesses large and small reduce their carbon impact, better manage their operational needs and report on their sustainability efforts in an effective, economically viable manner.

Demonstrated ability to improve organizational effectiveness using analytical finance and budgeting skills, deep expertise in the regulatory environment and communicating recommendations that deliver results.



Mining & Chemical Manufacturing (Monsanto Company) – Senior Environmental Engineer, Plant Manager, EHS Area Leader

National Park Guest Services – Environmental, Safety and Security Director, Corporate Sustainability Director

Civic Engagement

  • Presidio Graduate School/Pinchot University Acquisition – Cultural Integration Committee Lead (2016 – 2017); Provost Search Committee (2016)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals – Volunteer Coordination Committee Chairperson (2016 – present)
  • Uncommon Sense Sustainable Business Program Leadership Team (2008 – present)
  • Montana Tech Environmental Engineering Alumni Advisory Board (1992 – present)
  • Hilo Health Cooperative – Board of Directors (2015 – 2016)
  • Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Governing Board – President (2014-2015)
  • Linx Transportation Cooperative Board of Directors – President (2010-2012)
  • Teton County Wyoming Integrated Solid Waste Advisory Board – Secretary (2008-2012)
  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition – Board of Directors (2008-2012)
  • Coconino County Sustainable Economic Development Initiative – Charter Board of Directors (2007)
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

You are looking for someone to help you take a dream to reality, I’m not afraid of a challenge!

Other Information

I was born and raised in rural Montana and recently moved back after a 20 year career adventure.  I’m interested in applying my leadership, professional experience, and passion for sustainable economic development to positively impact Montana in both the private and public sectors.