Tom joined ICLEI USA after 10 years working for the City & County Denver’s Climate Action Team. As a Climate Policy Analyst, Tom worked to update Denver’s greenhouse gas inventory to be GPC and CRF compliant. Under Tom’s guidance, Denver received Global Covenant of Mayors Compliant Status as well as a Leadership ranking from CDP.
Using GHG data, Tom successfully brought a number of initiatives to Denver, including the City Energy Project, while also managing Denver’s Energy Efficiency & Community Block Grant Program. Most recently, Tom led Denver’s 80×50 Climate Goal Stakeholder and Community Input Process, leading to a number of interim goals, targets, and strategies to achieve Denver’s Climate Goals.
Tom has over 20 years experience working in local, state, tribal, and federal environmental programs, including 5 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources form the University of Nebraska, and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Denver. Tom also completed doctoral research in Aquatic Resources at Texas State University. Tom’s other interests include applying wetland restoration and regenerative agriculture practices at a family ranch in western Nebraska.