Ryan LaPoma

Regional Network: 
Pacific Northwest Regional Network
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Education Manager
Earth Advantage
Bend, OR

Ryan is the Education Manager at Earth Advantage, a green building nonprofit based in Portland, OR. Earth Advantage's mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings, and we provide knowledge to building professionals and information to consumers through certification, research, education, and product development to move the building industry towards more sustainable practices.

Ryan develops local and national strategic education partnerships and executes product and service contracts with industry, government and higher education to help advance green and energy efficient building practices. This includes the design, marketing and delivery of several green building education and professional accreditation programs for various building and real estate industry professionals. Ryan also leads efforts at Earth Advantage surrounding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, which includes, but is not limited to, working with community partners to provide workforce development training and affordable housing programs across Oregon.