Arnold E. Sapenter

Title: Director of the Department of Sustainability (Retired)
Company: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Arnold E. Sapenter, the former Director of the Department of Sustainability at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of nonprofit consulting.

Having accrued more than four decades of inimitable expertise in his chosen field, Mr. Sapenter garnered a laudable reputation in organizational management through his work as the director of the office of sustainability at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in Boston, Massachusetts, between 2003 and 2015. Now retired, he currently excels as an independent consultant in organizational leadership and creative change. Particularly specialized in strategic thinking, program development and cultural diversity, Mr. Sapenter has long served in various roles on behalf of the state government of Massachusetts, and initially entered his profession as an assistant to the mayor for neighborhood services in Boston.

Adjacent to his primary career endeavors, Mr. Sapenter distinguished himself as the co-chairperson of the employment and training systems committee for the Boston Private Industry Council from 1995 until 2015. Throughout this time, he earned distinction as the president of the Boston chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, an organization dedicated to the advancement of Black leadership in local and state governments. Moreover, as an avid patron of the arts and culture, Mr. Sapenter has maintained involvement as a board oversee at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and previously served as a board director of the Fenway Endowment Fund.

Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Sapenter earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. Following this accomplishment, he studied at Boston University two decades later, and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1991. Well regarded for his subsequent contributions to the field, Mr. Sapenter has garnered several accolades, including the Michael A. Tye Leadership Award from Fenway Health in 2012, various special recognitions and state awards and recognition as a Public Management Program Scholar by Boston University.

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