RELEASE: Darryl Banks Joins the Center for American Progress as Vice President for Energy Policy

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that R. Darryl Banks will join the organization as Vice President for Energy Policy. At the Center for American Progress, Banks will contribute to initiatives that promote a clean energy future with abundant good green jobs.

Prior to joining American Progress, Banks served as the deputy director of the Nature Conservancy’s New York state affiliate. He has also served as deputy commissioner of the New York state Department of Conservation, had a long tenure at the World Resources Institute, and held senior positions at a number of private-sector firms. Banks is a published author in the areas of renewable energy and clean energy technologies, carbon management, corporate sustainability, and environmental management services.

“I am excited to welcome Darryl Banks as the new Vice President for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress,” said CAP President Neera Tanden. “His long track record of excellence in government, the nonprofit sector, and the private sector will help develop bold new ideas to address our environmental and energy challenges. He is a proven leader, and we look forward to working with him on advancing policy that can improve the economy, protect public health, and preserve the environment for generations to come.”

Banks has also served as president and owner of RBD Consulting since 2002. RBD Consulting is an energy and environmental sustainability strategy firm with principal-level technical expertise in renewable energy and clean energy technologies and environmental management oversight. In this role, he worked with clients from the corporate, academic, and philanthropic communities to develop sustainable strategies, as well as promote education and involvement in the environmental sciences.