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Tailoring the Green Suit

Executive Recruiter focuses on Green Economy in new book.

Dan Smolen believes many up and coming executives might want to forgo the usual gray or blue power suit for a green one.

Mr. Smolen, an executive recruiter and business consultant says a budding global “green” economy, with more companies focusing on sustainability and corporate responsibility demands it.

“There is lots of discussion out there about green jobs, but absolutely not to speak to executives” who are running the companies or coming up in the ranks.

With that in mind, Smolen has self published a book due out this spring, titled, “Tailoring the Green Suit: Empowering Yourself for an Executive Career in the New Green Economy.”

For 12 years Smolen worked in direct marketing and executive recruiting. Along the way he immersed himself in local politics, public policy and the environment.

Three years ago, he changed direction, having just stepped down as chairman of the Stafford County Democratic Committee.

“I thought at the time I had to make some changes, to pivot into the green business area that can touch any facet of the business world, but most obviously energy conservation, sustainability and corporate responsibility.”

“I saw that there was absolutely nothing out there to speak to executives” about how to prepare for and excel in a new business model, he said.

“I wrote the book for those people, the idea behind it, to tailor yourself to take advantage of green business opportunities as they come.”

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