SVP - Global Services, Structure Tone
Rob Leon, senior vice president of Structure Tone’s Global Services, manages STO’s top national accounts and international client relationships. Rob provides steadfast leadership, not only among sectors, but across geographic regions to bring the global strength of Structure Tone together with local experience to each client and project in the United States and abroad. Rob also acts as a brand manager by developing and coordinating the market strategy for Global Services.
Rob introduced green building to Structure Tone, launching the firm’s industry-leading sustainability program. He has paved the way to solidify a partnership with Delos, founder of the WELL Building Standard. Combining individual health and well-being with environmental sustainability, the WELL Building Standard focuses on human sustainability within a space. Rob’s strategic planning helped Structure Tone’s New York headquarters become the first WELL Certified project in the city.
Rob was co-chair of the Construction Committee for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s Green Codes Task Force to help green the laws and regulations that govern construction in the city. As co-chair of the committee, Rob worked with other industry professionals to review the city’s construction codes and identify impediments to green building and propose additions that will encourage green practices in the marketplace.
Rob is an engaged leader, both within Structure Tone and in the community. To help cultivate Structure Tone’s next generation of thought leaders, Rob established the firm’s Emerging Leaders program giving future leaders the opportunity to see deeper into the culture of the organization, participate in workshops for their development as managers and initiate evolution and change within the organization and the wider industry. Outside of Structure Tone, Rob was a founding member for the Fifth Street Farm. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating a rooftop farm and providing a living classroom for teaching science, math and humanities. This organization gives students and teachers the opportunity to integrate urban agriculture and sustainability into the classroom, offering hands-on education in food awareness and environmental sustainability.