Jonathan Balas

GSA Board Member
Jonathan Balas
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Working closely with the company’s iconic KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Habit Burger Grill brands he keeps sustainability relevant, easy, and distinctive to drive progress, manage risk, build brand trust, and improve restaurant economics.

Under his guidance, the company has opened LEED certified restaurants across the planet and developed its own internationally adopted playbook for green restaurants which is resulting in thousands of buildings leaving a lighter footprint on the planet while helping the bottom line.

He has had the privilege of serving on Board of Directors for the Louisville Sustainability Council, as board Vice-Chair and Chair of Strategic Planning as well as on the LEED Pilot Library Committee for USGBC and the Sector Advisory Group for SASB.

Prior to joining Yum!, as an architect and LEED accredited professional, Jonathan led the development of a wide range of building projects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree, with a Certificate in Historic Preservation, from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and History from the University of Vermont.