A long-time advocate for “doing the right thing,” Lewis Perkins is a champion for sustainability – personally and professionally. His sustainability consulting group, New House LLC, works with Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-size businesses to develop strategy and solutions to stay competitive in a rapidly shifting corporate landscape.
Prior to consulting, Perkins was the director of sustainable strategies for The Mohawk Group, a leading commercial carpet manufacturer. In this role, Perkins drew on this passion to help advance the company’s mission of environmental and social responsibility. Coupling strong leadership skills with his fervent commitment to ensuring a positive future for the world around us, he helps drive awareness for the importance of sustainable design through strategic marketing communications, and creates partnerships with non profit organizations such as Global Green USA and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Perkins has also served as a board member of GOAL: A Girl’s Journey of Growth (a former nonprofit organization in Atlanta whose mission was to promote self-esteem, self-awareness, and a respect for individual differences in girls) and volunteers with Eve Ensler’s V-day, Men Stopping Violence and The Captain Planet Foundation. He is also an advisory board member for Sustainable Life Media and The Green Chamber of The South.
Perkins holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing and strategy with a focus on social responsibility and marketing from Emory University, Goizueta Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Lee University. He is a resident of Atlanta.
Follow insight on environmentalism and corporate citizenship on his blog: Semantics of Sustainability on Fastcompany.com and follow his conversations with women on Women Are Saving The World Now, a site he launched in 2010.