Brianna Treat is a life-long sustainability advocate with a decades spanning career focusing in large scale waste reduction projects, corporate ESG reporting (Environmental, Social, Governance), green building certifications/implementations and carbon accounting.
Upon graduating with a degree in Sustainability from the University of Oklahoma, Brianna started her career in Baltimore, MD where she got her hands dirty as a waste reduction specialist (or as she likes to joke: ‘professional trash talker’) for Johns Hopkins University, as well as a few notable sports venues in the area.
After a few years of her direct impact work with trash and waste management in Baltimore, Brianna found a new challenge as the lead Sustainability Consultant for JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM). Here she developed key sustainability/Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting skills that assisted in providing JPMAM with their annual GRI reporting and GRESB submissions.
Through this, and through championing sustainability reporting on a building level, Brianna became interested in Green Building Certifications such as LEED, WELL, and TRUE. She took another leap to work for a tight-knit consulting firm out of Atlanta that was at the forefront of green building certifications, and it was here that her love for sustainability and sports aligned. Brianna was the lead consultant on certifying the first zero waste NBA game in the world. This achievement brought her previous work full circle to her waste management roots, and began to highlight the concept that sports and venues are pillars of strength and change in communities; a concept that Brianna wanted to keep pursuing.
It was through all her past experiences that have now led her to her dream job at the Climate Pledge Arena and with the Seattle Kraken. As Director of Sustainability for the Climate Pledge Arena & the Seattle Kraken, Brianna Treat has embedded environmental sustainability across both organizations. She has developed and implemented a multitude of sustainability initiatives onsite, tracking all operational carbon at the Arena and assisting in achieving the Arenas 95% waste diversion goal. Each piece of her past has built her skillset to now ensure that the Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken maintain their commitments to the Climate Pledge.