Jeff Marcous, CEO of Dharma Merchant Services, Named Board Chair of Green America

WASHINGTON, D.C.— August 15, 2017 —Green America is pleased to announce that Jeff Marcous, CEO (Chief Evolutionary Officer) of Dharma Merchant Services in San Francisco, is the new chair of Green America's board of directors.

“Jeff has a long history of engagement and leadership with Green America as both an individual member and as a member of our Green Business Network, and we are honored to work with him in his new role with us,” said Alisa Gravitz, president and CEO of Green America.

Inspired by Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, Marcous first joined Green America in 1988, motivated by the organization's commitment to creating an economy driven by respect for communities and the Earth. His company, Dharma Merchant Services, a payments processing firm, joined Green America's Green Business Network in 2007, earning its Gold-level certification. The company is also a California Benefit Corporation. In 2015, Marcous joined Green America's board of directors and its Green Business Committee, focused on supporting and highlighting innovations in the green business sector.

"I am dedicated to the principals of social responsibility, full transparency, ecological economics, and commerce with compassion -- making involvement in Green America 'a must' for me and my business," said Marcous. “I am inspired by the extraordinary intentions and work of the Green America team to manifest major change in our economy and society and I look forward to playing my part in further advancing Green America's mission.”

Marcous has also served on the Tricycle Foundation Board, Conscious Capital of the Bay Area Board, and frequently volunteers at San Quentin state prison.

Marcous succeeds as board chair Julie Lineberger, CEO of Linesync Architecture Ltd. and CEO/president of Wheel Pad L3C, who remains active on the board. “I'm thrilled that Jeff accepted the unanimous nomination and vote to serve as Green America's board chair,” said Lineberger. “Green America's mission is more important than ever and Jeff has the experience and commitment to successfully advance our goals for an economy that works for people and the planet.”

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Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. http://www.GreenAmerica.org.

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