Jorge Madrid works with Energy Foundation partners and the foundation’s network of experts to develop and fund city advocacy strategies and support cities with technical assistance to achieve progress in building and transportation efficiency and clean energy solutions. He also supports the American Cities Climate Challenge, an innovative program launching soon to significantly deepen and accelerate local efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for residents in 25 ambitious cities across the U.S.
Jorge previously served as the California Clean Energy Manager for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he focused on building innovative new partnerships and managing city-based pilot and demonstration projects. He established a city-focused working group within his organization, advising colleagues on projects related to energy access and equity. Prior to working at the EDF, he worked for the Center for American Process as a policy analyst, was a policy fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and served in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office.
Jorge earned his Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning, specializing in economic development, from the University of Southern California, and earned a B.A. in History and Latin American from University of California, Santa Barbara.