Gibsonville, NC - Karl Brustmeyer was born in Brooklyn, NY. He served on several boards as an advisor in economic development, advocacy, and organizational development. He has been instrumental in taking a holistic view in planning and developing sustainable programs that address needs within the community. He has also helped mentor many small businesses and organizations in best practices of leveraging internet technology, and creating innovative social programs to showcase and promote their business/organizational objectives. He has advocated to city council utilizing Green For All research reports to and achieved adding language to city policy that opened the doors for minorities to participate in the Green economy locally via large grant awards and training opportunities. Karl currently works with SERA, Inc. and Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice as the Entrepreneurship Partner/Trainer. He works with many non-profits and organizations to address economic empowerment for low-income at-risk communities.