Montgomery County, MD (September 22, 2023) – The Montgomery County Green Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of six distinguished members to the Board of Directors: Julie Abrams, Hope L. Brown, William Bumpers, David Crow, Andrea Longton, and Jon I. Monger. The Green Bank’s Board is now comprised of 15 esteemed individuals dedicated to furthering the Green Bank’s mission of making clean energy and climate-resilient solutions more accessible and affordable to all in Montgomery County. These newly appointed Board members officially commence their terms effective fiscal year 2024.
“Our Board of Directors is comprised of exceptional leaders who are committed to advancing our mission–in support of a healthy environment and strong economy,” noted Montgomery County Green Bank Board Chair, Bonnie Norman. “We are delighted to welcome our new Board members and engage their expertise to inclusively grow the Green Bank’s positive impact, as a national and international example, to help achieve Montgomery County’s climate goals.”
New Board of Directors members include:
Julie Abrams, Managing Director, Impact Investments, NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy, has more than 30 years of experience as an impact investing expert. She is an impact investing industry pioneer and thought leader, having authored more than 25 publications and participated in 12 industry standards-setting groups including the inaugural Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) Impact Investing and Reporting Standards (IRIS).
Hope L. Brown, Executive Director, Legal and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, Calvert Research and Management/Calvert Funds has worked in the financial services industry for over 23 years. In her current role, she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s and fund’s compliance programs including the development and administration of the policies and procedures and the oversight of the primary service providers.
William Bumpers practiced environmental law for over thirty years, focused primarily on Clean Air and Climate Change issues. He withdrew from the practice of law in 2018 but continues to be actively involved in climate change markets both domestically and globally. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ACR, the premier CO2 offset registry in the US.
David Crow, Fiscal Projects Manager, Division of Fiscal Management, Montgomery County has extensive experience in public and government accounting. He has worked for the Montgomery County Department of Finance since 2012 and served as Acting Controller in the Controller’s Division from December 2021 until May 2023. He previously worked as an auditing manager at Clifton Larson Allen.
Andrea Longton has over 15 years of experience in community investments, banking and lending, fund management, and climate finance. She is a seasoned financial professional who has raised over $500 million for community investments in the United States and has advised on over $1.5 billion in sustainable finance campaigns worldwide. Andrea is an award-winning author whose upcoming publication, “The Social Justice Investor: Advance Your Values While Building Wealth,” will be released in April 2024.
Jon I. Monger, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, was appointed by County Executive Elrich and confirmed by the Montgomery County Council in June 2023. Prior to joining the Department of Environmental Protection, Jon served in the administration of President Biden as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he oversaw agency policy, management, and operational priorities.
Ex-officio Board member, Michael J. Coveyou, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Finance, ended his board service in September 2023 after three years with the appointment, as Department designee, of new board member David Crow.
”We’re looking forward to a very productive collaboration with our expanded Board of Directors,” stated Montgomery County Green Bank CEO, Stephen Morel. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences are invaluable assets as we vastly accelerate our impact in clean energy, sustainability, and climate resilience.”
For more information about the Montgomery County Green Bank and its Board of Directors, please visit https://mcgreenbank.org/about-us/.
About the Montgomery County Green Bank
The Montgomery County Green Bank is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping businesses and residents affordably implement energy efficiency and clean energy solutions. The Montgomery County Green Bank supports Montgomery County, MD by driving investment into energy efficiency and clean energy through lending and investment partners in the region. These efforts include working with homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and commercial entities of all varieties. For more information, visit www.mcgreenbank.org.
Media contact: Tyniah McDuffie, Director of Communications and Community Engagement