Ryan Hodum is the Senior Regional Director, Southeast, and is based in Virginia. He guides the foundation’s strategies to build public will for equitable clean energy and climate policies in the Southeast. Working in close partnership with grantees, allies, and U.S. Energy Foundation policy, campaigns, and communications experts, Ryan develops and funds strategies that achieve ambitious policy goals in the power, buildings, transportation, and climate sectors. In addition to being part of U.S. Energy Foundation’s Policy Program, Ryan is a member of the States and Regions Team, a cross-program team that brings together campaign, policy, and communications experts focused on making progress in the states.
Ryan previously worked at David Gardiner and Associates, an Arlington-based consulting firm, where he informed multi-million-dollar investment decisions by analyzing companies’ off-balance sheet risks and opportunities, including climate and energy programs, environmental management, and corporate sustainability. Prior to his work as a consultant, he was a contractor for the U.S. Department of State, supporting the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, and worked for the World Resources Institute as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.