Chris Carmody has 25 years of strategic management experience in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. He consults nationally on clean energy, economic development, and sustainable enterprise. For seven years, Chris served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD). He served on the $2 billion Cleveland Foundation’s Civic Innovation Lab Board, an early stage funder of social enterprises in northeast Ohio. Chris directs a family fund dedicated to expanding access to excellent STEM education. Chris served in Cabinet-level positions under Mayor Michael R. White in Cleveland, Ohio, as Special Assistant for Education Policy and later as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Competitiveness. He also served on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals for five years, ruling on local regulatory, planning, and economic development issues.
Chris holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University with a concentration in Strategy, and an AB from Oberlin College. Chris was a 2002 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, is a member of the International Economic Development Council and the Project Management Institute.