Business Development Manager
April Ambrose is Business Development Manager for the Sustainability and Energy services divisions of Entegrity. As the first employee in 2007, she has been key in the successful growth of Entegrity which has grown from two to 90 employees with offices in Little Rock AR, Memphis TN, Fayetteville AR, Jackson MS, Kansas City KS, and Tulsa OK. Previously she served as the Director of Operations for the Sustainability Department, opened the Entegrity office in Memphis, and has been involved with the design and implementation of more than 250 sustainable building projects.
As a LEED Fellow and Green Classroom Professional faculty, her current responsibilities include sales, education, and technical expertise for Entegrity’s Sustainability and Energy Divisions. This includes managing all aspects of education and sales including curriculum and service development, project team coordination, financial oversight, technical guidance, and planning activities.
Specific areas of expertise include K-12 and higher education, net zero energy, product/service development, design and construction projects, sustainability rating systems, dashboards, marketing/education, and behavioral changes.
April received her BA in a self-designed Environmental Education major, which included an Arkansas high school teaching certificate, from Hendrix College. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture LeadAR Class 13 and Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXIX (LGLR).
She was one of the first to be recognized for leadership by USGBC as a “Sheroe of the Month” for being a strong leader in advancing green building. Her passion and commitment are always clear as a business leader, mentor, educator and community member. April also received the 2011 Outstanding Young Alumna Award from the Hendrix College Alumni Association, 40 under 40 Arkansas Business Leaders to Watch, USGBC Central Arkansas Outstanding Member, nominated as Conservationist of the Year by the Arkansas Sierra Club, awarded 2011 Eco-Hero for “Arkansas Green Guide” from Arkansas Business Publishing Group, BOMA Greater Little Rock “Kermit Award” for making it easy to be green, “Ecofriendly April Ambrose: Green Girl” a two-page feature in iCon Magazine, a full-page feature in Natural Awakenings, an article in EarthLight Magazine, featured on P. Allen Smith’s Gardening Show numerous times, and Inviting Arkansas’ “In the LEED” two full-page feature.
April’s previous expertise included the creation and operation of numerous non-profit organizations dedicated to sustainability education, national climate change policy, municipal sustainability, and the integration of health and the environment. She was the first Chair of the Little Rock Sustainability Commission, Founder of the Arkansas Earth Day Foundation, and founding member of the AR-TN-LA International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
April has provided more than 500 presentations on sustainability and energy to various local and national groups including non-profits, trade organizations, governmental entities, K-12 and higher education schools, media outlets, and environmental organizations.
April has a 4-year-old daughter named Luna, and two bonus children Hannah, 13, and Morgan, 19, with her husband, Justin. She enjoys canoeing/kayaking, hiking, camping, dancing, yoga, live music, rocks, native plants, art, local food, popcorn, festivals, and community. Ask her where she was raised, and you’ll find that her apple didn’t fall far from the tree, in fact, it likely hit the trunk a few times on the way down.