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Ely Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the Lambda Alpha International Ely-Chicago Chapter Speakers Bureau. Our chapter members offer themselves as a resource for you across a wide variety of land economics industries. Members of LAI Ely-Chicago have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in their land economics field. They have been selected by their peers as worthy of recognition for their commitment to excellence. Click on a category below to find your next speaker, panelist or moderator from our membership.

If you are an LAI Ely-Chicago Chapter Member, click here to apply for the Speakers Bureau.

Photo of Rick Goldman Rick Goldman

Rick Goldman has been involved in real estate development and construction
for more than 30 years. His passion for the built environment and unique experience combine to provide vision that truly drives value.

Photo of Helen J Kessler Helen J Kessler President

Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP is Principal of HJKessler Associates and Upfront Regenerative Design. She has over 35 years experience in sustainable design, energy efficiency and renewable energy and is a nationally recognized green building design consultant. She routinely facilitates integrative and regenerative processes for creating buildings and places that will regenerative neighborhoods and ecosystems.

Helen has made over a hundred presentations, written over a hundred articles, teaches regenerative design and sustainability principles at Northwestern University and has an impressive portfolio of over 80 LEED and other sustainability projects. She was in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows.

Photo of Susan F King Susan F King Principal, Housing studio Leader

Susan F King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA is a Principal at HED where she oversees the firm’s housing work across the Midwest. An unrelenting advocate for attainable housing, social justice, and issues of diversity, much of her work focuses on community-based housing access for people across all ages and socioeconomic status. Ever an advocate for both attainable housing and green market transformation of the building industry, Ms. King is routinely invited to speak on these topics. Ms. King is currently serving on two Boards, the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation (CWAF).

Photo of Lynsey Sorrell Lynsey Sorrell Principal, Bureau Gemmell

Lynsey has a love of learning and listening. Spirited, informed debate is a source of inspiration. Hearing and engaging with different view points is where she sees growth and potential.