Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has been tapped to give the keynote address at Greenbuild in November.

“USGBC is deeply honored that Secretary Hillary Clinton has accepted our invitation to speak at Greenbuild 2013,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council. “She is a respected global leader whose body of work over the years has championed initiatives that are aligned with our movement — nation-building, social justice, economic equality and children’s health and well-being. While she was senator for New York, she was a powerful voice for sustainability as an economic development driver. She joins a lengthy list of cutting-edge thought leaders who have inspired our movement from the Greenbuild plenary stage.”

Clinton was secretary of state under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013 and U.S. senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. She sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, and was first lady during husband Bill Clinton’s two terms as U.S president.

The environmental construction trade show will take place Nov. 20-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For full details, go to www.greenbuildexpo.org.