Through new role, the former Reserve President will continue to help guide the development of the organization
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors elected Gary Gero to a new seat on the Board. Gary retired as President of the organization at the end of December 2015 after serving in the role for nearly nine years. During his tenure, he helped launch the Reserve from the California Climate Action Registry and led the organization’s development to become North America’s leading offset registry, a respected collaborator and an internationally respected pioneer in rigorous offset standards.
“We are very fortunate and appreciative to still have Gary so closely involved with the continued growth and development of the Climate Action Reserve. It was under his leadership that the organization was launched and earned a reputation for being a pioneering force in transparent carbon accounting standards. Now he will be involved with guiding the continued growth of the organization in its next chapter,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors. “Gary will bring a very unique perspective to the leadership of the Reserve, and we are thrilled to be able to continue working with such a passionate, committed environmental advocate.”
Gary’s career includes nearly 20 years of work in local government, primarily in the City of Los Angeles where he served as Air Quality Director and subsequently Assistant General Manager for the Environmental Affairs Department focusing on climate change, sustainable development, energy policy, and alternative fuel vehicles. Gary serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and serves on the Steering Committee of the California Sustainability Alliance. He was a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee and served for six years on the City of Glendale Planning Commission.
“I am truly honored to be elected to the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and to continue working with such a dedicated, talented staff and Board. I know that there are numerous opportunities for the organization to use its expertise and knowledge to make a meaningful impact in addressing climate change, and I am looking forward to being involved during such an exciting time,” said Gary.
Please visit the Climate Action Reserve website to learn more about the organization and its Board of Directors.