STAN EMERT

STAN EMERT

Director, Business Services

You know the guy in the movie Independence Day who gets angry when a coworker throws a can in the wastebasket instead of the recycling bin? That’s me. I still drive the ’82 Mercedes 330 SD that I switched over to biodiesel 315,000 miles ago. You should see my daughter’s face when I say it’s hers on her 16th birthday. What can I say? I’m a mission-driven person. It was on a flight home to Seattle that my life changed course. I read a survey of corporate lawyers that concluded 70 percent wished they were doing something else. By the time I landed, I decided to do something else. Giive is such a great idea. Nonprofits and for-profits are looking for the same thing and it’s my personal mission to get them working together. That’s what drives me as I roll through the streets in my clean machine.