Envergent Board of Directors
Glenn Morris - President
Mr. Morris was also co-founder of the Indoor Air Quality University (IAQU). IAQU has trained and certified hundreds of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors and home inspectors across the country on topics concerning indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major public health issue and the significant health impacts of this problem prompted Mr. Morris to found the Indoor Air Alliance (IAA). This non-profit organization is dedicated to education, advocacy, and the development of new protocols, technology, and methods related to indoor air quality. The IAA focuses on providing objective and consistent indoor air analyses of the homes of people with COPD, Alpha-1, asthma, and other upper respiratory illnesses. The analyses are important tools for their healthcare providers in development of a treatment program.
Mr. Morris is a guest columnist for Everything Respiratory, a publication which provides information and resources to patients with COPD, Alpha-1, Asthma, and other upper respiratory illnesses.
Mr. Morris is a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2). He is a Certified Mold Inspector, a Certified Mold Assessor (CMIA), and a member of the Environmental Solutions Association (ESA). In addition to the IAQ training programs Mr. Morris has taught, he has also received many hours of IAQ related training himself.
Glenn is married with two grown children. His passions include his wife and family, his dog, and his golf score!
J. Allan Douglas, PhD
Dr. Douglas has seen a dramatic increase over the past 25 years in patient complaints and health issues related directly to the patient's indoor air environment. This trend prompted Dr. Douglas' interest in the health effects of the indoor air environment.
Dr. Douglas is a first-round investor in Envergent. He spends time with his wife and daughter between Majorca, Spain and New York City.
L Swier, CSP - Secretary
Recently, Mr. Swier sought to expand his more than 30 years of background and experience in construction to the growing residential home market and became certified through additional formal training as a Certified Home Inspector.
Mr. Swier's other achievements included being founder and successive past President of a state association for his industry in Life Safety. His noted efforts caused Mr. Swier to be selected as a Founder and successive past President of a regional association in the same industry; representing the six New England states. Mr. Swier is currently Founder and President of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Chesapeake Chapter and is a NACHI designated educator.
K. Sulmeisters - Treasurer
He has had executive level responsibility managing financial and administrative operations, evaluating business performance, and executing business planning processes in the food, financial services, insurance, and franchising markets.
Walter has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from University of Colorado and a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Walter also taught for twelve years as part time adjunct faculty at Creighton University College of Business and currently teaches graduate Information Technology classes at Regis University.
Walter has given back to the community for many years and has been active in supporting and leading organizations focused on issues such as Alzheimer's and support for the Arts. He is married and he is a coach for his two daughters' teams in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In his spare time, Walter is an avid sports and outdoor recreation enthusiast.
At DDB, Stephanie spent the following eight years working across a broad range of categories and brands. This included launching Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, marketing for Xerox printing systems, running the famous "Baby" campaign for Michelin tires, and overseeing a multitude of Hershey brands including Kit Kat, Reese's Nutrageous, and Hershey's Syrup.
After marrying her husband, Stan Pence, in 1989, together they made a life defining change - selling their belongings, quitting their jobs, and traveling around the world for a year and a half. The most memorable experiences were the coast of Namibia, the country of Amman, and retracing Stephanie's family's history in Vientiane and Pakse, Laos.
Upon returning to the States, Stephanie settled in Colorado beginning her career in the telecommunications field where at US West she launched "Life's Better Here" new brand campaign as the company's brand director. She then returned to the agency side and was president of McClain Finlon advertising for five years taking the agency from 27 people to over 100 while achieving the rank as top independent ad agency in the West.
The next stage of her career took her into the field of academia where she became an Associate Dean at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver overseeing the college's marketing. A major accomplishment was achieving a top 50 ranking among business schools by The Wall Street Journal.
In mid 2005, Stephanie was recruited by Qwest to lead the company's marketing communications, a role she held until November of 2007. Currently Stephanie is enjoying time with her two young children Marina and Matthew before deciding her next move.
Cohl began his career as a corporate attorney in San Francisco. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D. with Honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the author of three published books, and a former part-time lecturer at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He is an advisor to Splashlife, Inc., and is on the board of First Person Games, an internet casual games company.