RGGI picks new executive director

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) Board of Directors announced July 5 the selection of Andrew McKeon as the new Executive Director of RGGI, Inc. He will begin serving in the role of Executive Director starting July 25, 2016.

Mr. McKeon comes to RGGI, Inc. from an extensive career in finance and sustainability. He previously served as Director of Operations for the Environmental Registry at Markit, Inc., overseeing the platform for management of environmental credits for products such as carbon, water, bio-diversity, energy efficiency, and energy capacity throughout the credit lifecycle. He has also served as a sustainability consultant to major businesses and worked for leading financial firms.

“After a rigorous search process, we are pleased to have selected a candidate with a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Katie Dykes, Chair of the RGGI Inc. Board of Directors and Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “We look forward to working closely with Andrew and continuing to build on the excellence of the RGGI, Inc. organization.”

“RGGI, Inc. plays a key role in administering the RGGI program in support of the participating states, and we are confident that, as Executive Director, Andrew will continue the program’s record of success,” said Jared Snyder, Vice Chair of the RGGI Inc. Board of Directors and Deputy Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change & Energy at the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

McKeon said, “The RGGI states have created a national model for combining power sector pollution reduction with economic growth, and I am excited for the unique opportunity to support the success of this groundbreaking program as Executive Director of RGGI, Inc.”