For the past 14 years Jyl DeHaven has employed her extensive experience with real estate, management and marketing, to spearhead energy efficient, environmentally sensitive, socially responsible, and economically viable commercial and residential development. With broad experience in both the corporate field as well as entrepreneurship, she has had a primary focus on the rapidly growing “green” industry and the integrative approach to sustainable and smart growth. She is Associate Clinical professor at UT Arlington in the Master’s in Sustainability program, and also teaches in the Masters Program in Urban & Public Affairs. She is actively involved in industry associations such as the Urban Land Institute, Vision North Texas, US Green Building Council, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Habitat for Humanity, Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council (GFWREC), Urban Forestry Board, Mayor’s Sustainable Task Force, and she has spoken both regionally and nationally at many industry events. She is also Board President and Co-Founder of Green Collar Vets – a non-profit organization that assists Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan looking for jobs in “green” industries. She has a BFA in Commercial Art/Art History/ Architecture from UT Arlington and a MS in Nutrition & Wellness from Texas Women’s University.