Senior Vice President and COO Barbara Wagner is responsible for the integrated operations of the San Francisco and U.S. regional offices and coordinating operational support for the Energy Foundation China office in Beijing. She advances the continuous improvement of organizational systems and infrastructure to help strengthen internal and external partnerships and impact.
Barbara previously served as COO at the Regulatory Assistance Project, an international organization focused on the environmental sustainability of the power sector. Previous positions include Vice President of Operations for the Vermont Land Trust, Director of Finance and Administration for the Mid-Atlantic Regional office of the Trust for Public Land, and Facilities Manager for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Barbara also has consulted to nonprofits in the areas of organizational assessment, strategy design and impact evaluation, and organizational growth, culture change, and systems design.
She holds a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University, and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management, where she concentrated on Nonprofit Management.