Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Rocky Mountain Institute is pleased to announce the addition of five new senior-level managing directors to ensure the organization successfully advances its substantial carbon reduction goals across communities and the buildings, electricity, finance, international and transportation sectors. Each with two to three decades of strategic leadership, these new appointments represent an infusion of substantial experience and thought leadership to help RMI overcome the global energy challenges it has sought to solve for the past 32 years.
Their deep knowledge and expertise will help further progress RMI’s impact in key areas across the energy-using sectors of the global economy, set programmatic agendas, and generate and manage collaborative efforts with companies, communities and industry groups.
“Our new managing directors will help shepherd RMI towards becoming a more influential global force in the energy and climate change arena,” said RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst. “Drawing from a global pool of talent, this expanded leadership team gives us the broadened experience and capacity we need to rapidly meet the challenges of transforming to a clean, prosperous and secure energy future.”
The new executive team brings their previous successes, relationships and leadership roles in business, finance, entrepreneurship, technology innovation and international collaboration to the table as RMI works strategically towards bold new goals, partnerships and initiatives.
The managing directors span across RMI’s areas of expertise:
Earlier this year, with the help and support of its Board, RMI embarked on a strategic process to build upon its current strengths in order to grow and scale up the organization’s impact. Strong senior leadership was identified as a major component in increasing that impact and in meeting the organization’s 2025 goals.
RMI tackles the world's toughest energy challenges by using whole-systems thinking to generate breakthrough insights. By partnering with early adopters across business, government, civil society, and the military, it creates replicable, value-generating solutions for entire sectors. In executing on this change model, RMI works both with individual organizations to capture value within their operating constraints and with stakeholder “ecosystems” to develop shared recognition of the opportunities in cost-effectively shifting from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.
“Transforming global energy use requires a globally-minded staff with experienced leadership behind them,” said Amory Lovins, RMI co-founder, chairman emeritus and chief scientist. “Our new managing directors bring thought leadership and industry experience to RMI that will help us surmount the world’s energy challenges.”
About Rocky Mountain Institute
Since 1982, Rocky Mountain Institute has advanced market-based solutions that transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure future. An independent, nonprofit think-and-do tank, RMI engages with businesses, communities and institutions to accelerate and scale replicable solutions that drive the cost-effective shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. Please visit http://www.rmi.org for more information.