Tedd Saunders is the Founder and CEO of EcoLogical Solutions; Chief Sustainability Officer for the Saunders Hotel Group; and co-owner of the Lenox Hotel, Comfort Inn & Suites Boston/Airport and The Raffles Boston Hotel & Residences (due to open Spring 2022).
He is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, Mr. Saunders has been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in the travel and tourism industry. In 1992 he formed EcoLogical Solutions, which has advised among others: The White House, HRH The Prince of Wales’ Business Leaders Forum, Harvard University, Taj Hotels of India, Choice Hotels International and properties around the globe.
Under Mr. Saunders’ leadership, Saunders Hotel Group has earned many prestigious awards including a US Presidential Gold Medal, Energy Star Partner of The Year honors and British Airways’ Tourism for Tomorrow Prize. Author of The Bottom Line of Green is Black (Harper Collins), his team’s groundbreaking work has also earned exceptional feature stories in The New York Times, CNN, Travel + Leisure, NBC News and NPR. Mr. Saunders serves on a variety of boards, including Ceres, The Jane Goodall Institute, Union of Concerned Scientists, Harvard’s School of Public Health, The Woods Hole Research Center, and E2 (NRDC’s Environmental Entrepreneurs). He speaks internationally to top business groups, meets with local and national legislators on key environmental legislation and has invested in clean tech for almost a decade.
Mr. Saunders has served on the ELM Board since 1998 and also serves on the board of the ELM Action Fund and is an active member of ELM’s Corporate Council through the Saunders Hotel Group. He earned his B.A. from Connecticut College, and is happily married with twin 8-year olds.