Jill Savery, MEM

MEM, Environmental Management

Adjunct Instructor, Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership

Jill Savery CV


Jill Savery is a sustainability advisor and consultant, public speaker, University instructor and author.  She is the founder and CEO of Bristlecone Strategies, a sustainability consulting company focused on achieving client objectives, maximizing efficient use of natural resources, and developing community legacy benefits.  Areas of expertise include: assessments, strategic advisory services, plan and program development and delivery, partnership development and management, reporting, stakeholder engagement, training, and public speaking.   

Jill is an MBA instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility, and is the co-editor of Sustainability and Sport (2011), one of the first books in this emerging field.   

Jill was the Head of Sustainability for the America’s Cup Event Authority for the 34th America's Cup, where she was responsible for the successful development and implementation of the event Sustainability Plan.  This work included delivering zero waste, carbon neutral and sustainable event activities.   

Jill led the London 2012 work program of the London-based sustainability charity Bioregional.  She served as a Co-opted Expert to the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 – a first of its kind body that independently assured the sustainability of the London 2012 Games.  

Jill's sustainability advisory services include working with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid team, the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid team, and several municipalities in the United States.  

Jill earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1996, Jill won an Olympic gold medal in synchronized swimming, and was later inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  Jill speaks frequently to national and international audiences about sustainability.