"Sometimes access to the vast amounts of information available to us can be overwhelming. One of Jeff's talents is to wade through this sea of information, identify the key ideas and trends, and translate them in a clear and creative way. His understanding of environmental sustainability combined with his diversity of experiences make him a valuable member of any team."
Wendy Smith, Director
WWF Southeast Rivers and Streams Program Nashville, TN
"Lexmark International contracted J. Gowdy Consulting to provide an in-depth study of the state of sustainability in the consumer electronics space. It was a pleasure to work with Jeff on this project. He was responsive and flexible to changing requests for content and delivered a comprehensive and impactful report on time and within budget. The resulting report was subsequently used to shape decisions regarding target markets, marketing messaging and delivery, and new product development. I definitely recommend Jeff and his team."
Marketing Channel Manager, National Account Manager, Lexmark International
"Jeff Gowdy provided the sustainability audit of the 2012 Bonnaroo event for our organization, A Greener Festival. Jeff is an erudite sustainability expert, and was by far the best North American consultant/auditor we have had on our team to date. He is tireless, and committed to getting all the work done, and is extremely thorough, comprehensive, and accurate. Additionally Jeff is absolutely pleasant to work with, and willing to do whatever it takes to meet the team's objectives. We highly recommend his expertise and services."
North American Coordinator
Awards Co-ordinator and Co-Director
"Working for J. Gowdy Consulting was an invaluable experience for me in college. It taught me a couple very important lessons that I have brought with me to my career at Google. Jeff always emphasized the importance of synthesizing and packaging complex ideas in a simple and accessible format. This skill has given me a head start in my first post-grad job. Jeff also taught me that I don't need to compromise personal values for a good career. We should all strive to work for companies (or start our own companies) that are aligned with who we are and what we value most in the world"
“ Jeff has been an invaluable addition as a guest instructor in my introductory on-line course Sustainability in Public Administration. He has taught the classes on sustainability in the business world, bringing his diverse and thorough knowledge of the area and applying his extensive experience. Students have greatly benefited from his presentations, assignments and analysis, and they appreciate his practical perspective. I am very pleased with Jeff’s contributions.”
Alan W. Elzerman, PhD
Instructor, Masters in Public Administration Program
Director, School of the Environment, Emeritus
Professor and Chair Emeritus,
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
"Jeff has a passion for improving the world in which we live and work. He also has the drive, the intelligence, and the teamwork and communication skills to turn that passion into action. He has helped Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management - first as a graduate student and now as a consultant and instructor. His ability to create and structure sustainability initiatives at the school has helped put Owen in a leadership position in these areas."
Yvonne Martin Kidd
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
"My professional work with Jeff Gowdy has helped take my own and our company’s environmental commitment and performance to a higher level. When you find someone with professional depth, experience and writing skills like Jeff has, you want to keep them on-board for a long, long time."
Director, Environmental Management, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC
“The value chain analytical model presented (by Jeff Gowdy) provided the foundation for our company to construct our sustainability strategy that will result in improvements in both our financial and environmental/social performance.”
Patrick Brennen, Sustainability Manager, Ingram Barge
“Jeff delivered the keynote presentation for the 24th Annual Tennessee Recycling Coalition Conference. His thought-provoking talk explored the real need for true sustainability now and included connections specific to our industry. He made difficult concepts easy to grasp and brought global concepts to the individual level. I especially appreciate that he provided a synopsis of the presentation to include in the newsletter for members who were unable to attend.”
Christina Treglia, Tennessee Recycling Coalition, President
“Jeff helped us to set a course and navigate through the complicated world of sustainability disclosure requirements. He is knowledgeable, organized and paid attention to the important details that enabled us to keep the project moving on schedule and deliver a high quality annual Sustainability Report that promotes our company’s environmental commitment and contributions.”
Director of Education and Industry Relations
Firestone Building Products