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Bryan Garcia
Program Director for the Center for Business and the Environment
Yale University

Prior to his arrival at Yale, Bryan Garcia served as director of energy market initiatives for Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public venture capital fund. In that position, Garcia invested resources that made Connecticut the regional leader in voluntary clean energy markets, including being a co-founder of SmartPower and creating the EPA and DOE award-winning Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program. He was the climate-change coordinator for the Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change, in which he served to facilitate interagency and cross-sector collaboration to develop the state's climate plan. This first-of-its-kind, sub-national effort on climate change received international recognition and won an EPA Climate Protection Award in 2005. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kazakhstan, where he specialized in nongovernmental organization capacity-building and environmental education. He holds a B.S. degree in political economy of natural resources from U.C. Berkeley, an M.P.A. in public-non-profit management and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University and a master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


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