C2ES welcomes new board members Trammell S. Crow, Kathleen Merrigan and Cari Boyce

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October 4, 2016|
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C2ES welcomes new board members Trammell S. Crow, Kathleen Merrigan and Cari Boyce

WASHINGTON – The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is pleased to announce that Texas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow, George Washington University sustainability director Kathleen Merrigan, and Duke Energy executive Cari Boyce are joining the C2ES Board of Directors.

Trammell S. Crow is president of the Crow Family Foundation and has a career spanning real estate development and numerous environmental and philanthropic endeavors. He is the founder of Earth Day Texas, one of the largest events of its kind, bringing together environmental, business, academic, and government leaders to showcase innovations, policies, and practices reshaping the world.

Mr. Crow is a founder of Texas Business for Clean Air, which brings together business leaders on air quality matters across the state. He serves on the boards of ConservAmerica, Future 500, Space Center Houston, and the American Renewable Energy Institute, among others. He has been a supporter of Republicans for Environmental Protection, Log Cabin Republicans, Dallas Community College District Foundation, University of Texas at Dallas, Paul Quinn College, the Texas Conservation Alliance, and The Nature Conservancy of Texas.

Kathleen Merrigan is executive director of sustainability at George Washington University, where she leads the GW Sustainability Collaborative and the GW Food Institute and is a professor of public policy.

Dr. Merrigan previously served as deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she spearheaded the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative. She also represented the United States before the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. As a staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, she wrote the law establishing organic food labeling rules. A former Tufts University faculty member, Dr. Merrigan is also a co-chair of AGree, board director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Food Corps, and steering committee member of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Cari Boyce is vice president of policy, sustainability and stakeholder strategy for Duke Energy.  She is also currently serving as the interim lead of the company’s federal government affairs office. She is responsible for the development, communication and integration of the company’s position on environmental and energy policy issues, sustainability initiatives and reporting, as well as stakeholder outreach.

Ms. Boyce previously served as vice president of environmental and energy policy at Duke Energy and as vice president of corporate communications for Progress Energy. She previously served as director of external affairs and director of communications for the North Carolina governor’s office, senior adviser for policy and communications for the North Carolina attorney general; and as a legislative assistant in the New York State General Assembly. She is on the board of visitors for the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and is a board member of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.

“We are delighted that Trammell S. Crow, Kathleen Merrigan, and Cari Boyce are joining the C2ES board of directors,” said Board Chairman Theodore Roosevelt IV. “Mr. Crow is committed, like C2ES, to bringing all sides together to make environmental progress. Dr. Merrigan brings deep expertise from her time in government and academia and an abiding commitment to sustainability. Ms. Boyce brings business know-how and state government expertise to the issues of energy policy.”

“As C2ES and our Business Environmental Leadership Council strengthen our climate efforts in the Unites States and internationally, we’re fortunate to have the experience, expertise and support of our three newest board members,’’ Roosevelt said.

About C2ES: The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. Learn more at

The C2ES Board of Directors

Chairman Theodore Roosevelt IV
Managing Director, Barclays Capital

Cari Boyce
Vice President of Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Strategy, Duke Energy

Leslie Carothers
Former President, Environmental Law Institute

Trammell S. Crow
Philanthropist/Founder, Earth Day Texas

David Hone
Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Ltd.

Ann Klee
Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety, General Electric Company

Frank E. Loy
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Kathleen Merrigan
Executive Director of Sustainability, The George Washington University

Bob Perciasepe
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

John Schmitz
Managing Director, Prime Policy Group

Rod West
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Entergy

Jeffrey Williams
Former President, Jeffrey Williams & Associates LLC