Connecting funds to projects for a greener Montgomery County.

Making a green dream a reality.

The Montgomery County Green Bank is a publicly chartered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to accelerating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean energy investment in Montgomery County, MD. We partner with the private sector to provide more affordable and flexible financing options for County residents and businesses for clean energy and climate-resilient projects. These projects save energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions, create healthy living and working environments, foster a more resilient economy and environment, and help the County achieve its environmental goals.

Our Mission

To help Montgomery County achieve its climate goals by leveraging capital and innovative partnerships to make clean energy and climate-resilient solutions more accessible and affordable for all residents and businesses.

Our Vision

A prospering, sustainable, and healthy Montgomery County where everyone participates in and benefits from clean energy and climate-resilient solutions.

The Team

Stephen Morel

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Zhang

Chief Investment Officer

Mariann Zylstra

Chief Credit Officer

Rokas Beresniovas

Sr. Director, Commercial Business & Investments

Sara Jean Moyer

Sr. Director, Finance & Administration

Tyniah McDuffie

Director, Communications & Community Engagement

Scott Dicke

Director of Clean Energy Programs

Cindy McCabe

Director, Renewable Energy

Laura Mondragon

Director, Climate Resilience

Myra Cobb-Davis

Sr. Manager, Portfolio Administration

Oksana Agba

Accounting & Compliance Manager

Lucy Chihandae

Communications & Events Coordinator

Josh Myers

Production Specialist

Brianna Bolen

Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist

Claudia Hirsekorn

Portfolio Specialist

Sylvie Favret

Administrative Specialist

Join the Green Bank team

Board of Directors

Bonnie Norman

Chair
E3 International, LLC

Marcene Mitchell

Vice-Chair
World Wildlife Foundation

Kyle Danish

Vice-Chair
Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Marissa Ramirez

Vice-Chair
Natural Resources Defense Council

Bert Hunter

Secretary
Connecticut Green Bank

Robert Sahadi

Member
GreenSpace Investment

Jon Monger

Member
Montgomery County

Brian Marconi

Member
Cohn Reznick LLP

Andrea Longton

Member
Opportunity Finance Network,OFN

Zachary Marks

Member
Housing Opportunities Commission

William Bumpers

Member
Boards of ERT, ART & Neighborhood Sun

Stacy Swann

Member
Climate Finance Advisors, Benefit LLC

Hope Brown

Member
 Calvert Research & Management/Calvert Funds.

Julie Abrams

Member
NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy

David Crow

Member
Montgomery County

Looking for board member resources?

 

For Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

 

Notice of Board of Directors Recruitment

Our Funders

The Green Bank leverages funding from the County, public, and private funders to provide County residents and businesses with access to more affordable, flexible lending and investment funds for clean energy projects.

Town Creek Foundation

A private philanthropic foundation that made grants to non-profit organizations that worked to promote ecological sustainability.  The Green Bank was a grant recipient in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The JPB Foundation

A private philanthropic foundation dedicated to transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering medical. Environmental initiatives address energy, environmental health, green infrastructure, and environmental justice. We were pleased to be a grant recipient in 2019.

General Motors

A philanthropic funder and global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. The Green Bank was awarded a General Motors Climate Equity Fund grant in 2022 to help increase access to more sustainable transportation, including EVs and EV infrastructure.

Our Partners

Collaboration is fundamental to our work. As a nonprofit corporation dedicated to accelerating affordable clean energy and energy efficiency investment in Montgomery County, MD, the Montgomery County Green Bank partners with lenders, private and nonprofit sector professionals, and funders to promote investment in clean energy projects throughout the County.

This collaboration fuels our work to increase public-private partnerships for the purpose of making clean energy financing more affordable and accessible to residents and businesses throughout the County. We are currently engaging with partners across many sectors within the County and beyond, including lenders, contractors, investors, government officials, developers, nonprofits, and community representatives.