Business Development Manager
April Ambrose is Business Development Manager for the Sustainability and Energy services divisions of Entegrity, a sustainable building consulting firm headquartered in Little Rock. 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 been involved in with the design and implementation of over 250 sustainable building projects.
Her current responsibilities include education and technical expertise for Entegrity’s Sustainability and Energy Divisions. This includes managing all aspects of Education and Sales for Entegrity 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, 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). Both prestigious programs are dedicated to the education of Arkansas’ emerging leaders on the economic and social changes affecting the state.
She 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 full page feature in iCon Magazine’s Volume 1 Issue 2, 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” a UALR and Viridian 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. For example, 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 over 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 3 year old daughter named Luna, and two bonus children Hannah, 13, and Morgan, 17, with her husband, Justin. April enjoys canoeing/kayaking, hiking, camping, dancing, yoga, live music, rocks, native plants, art, local food, popcorn, festivals, community, and Arkansas.