Andrew McKeon, Executive Director, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Andrew McKeon has served as Executive Director of RGGI, Inc., since July of 2016, helping to guide the organization through the Program Review process recently completed in 2017, resulting in the major announcement regarding the future of the RGGI program.
Andrew serves at the direction of the RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors and has three broad areas of responsibility: management, execution and engagement. Management responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of RGGI, including the supervision of the staff and subcontractors, as well as responsibility for all financial and accounting processes. Execution refers to the quarterly CO2 allowance auctions, and timely reporting on allowance tracking and emissions monitoring, offsets program, and CO2 allowance market monitoring. Engagement relates to outreach to all stakeholders, facilitating meetings with the RGGI board and RGGI state staff, and managing public communications on the RGGI program.
Before joining RGGI, Andrew served as the Director of Operations for the Environmental Registry at IHSMarkit, a global financial information services provider. The Environmental Registry provides a framework for issuing, tracking and retiring environmental credits for carbon, water, biodiversity and other environmentally beneficial services. Prior to Markit, Andrew founded BusinessClimate, a sustainability consulting firm, where he advised major clients on corporate sustainability strategy. His clients included such Fortune 100 companies as Intel, PwC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Andrew is a published author with articles appearing in business magazines such as strategy+business and on-line sustainability forums including GreenBiz and the Harvard Business School.
Andrew has been an invited speaker at the UN, NASA’s Goddard Institute, NYU, Purdue University, and PwC. For five years he served on the board of TransitCenter, an NGO dedicated to sustainable transportation solutions. Andrew holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA both from Columbia University.