RGGI, Inc. Staff

Andrew McKeon, Executive Director

As the Executive Director of RGGI, Inc., Andrew serves at the direction of the RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors and has three broad areas of responsibility: management, execution and engagement. Management responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of RGGI, including the supervision of the staff and subcontractors, as well as responsibility for all financial and accounting processes. Execution refers to the quarterly CO2 allowance auctions, and timely reporting on allowance tracking and emissions monitoring, offsets program, and CO2 allowance market monitoring. Engagement relates to outreach to all stakeholders, facilitating meetings with the RGGI board and RGGI state staff, and managing public communications on the RGGI program.

Before joining RGGI, Andrew served as the Director of Operations for the Environmental Registry at IHSMarkit, a global financial information services provider. The Environmental Registry provides a framework for issuing, tracking and retiring environmental credits for carbon, water, biodiversity and other environmentally beneficial services. Prior to Markit, Andrew founded BusinessClimate, a sustainability consulting firm, where he advised major clients on corporate sustainability strategy. His clients included such Fortune 100 companies as Intel, PwC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Andrew is a published author with articles appearing in business magazines such as strategy+business and on-line sustainability forums including GreenBiz and the Harvard Business School.

Andrew has been an invited speaker at the UN, NASA’s Goddard Institute, NYU, Purdue University, and PwC. For five years he served on the board of TransitCenter, an NGO dedicated to sustainable transportation solutions. Andrew holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Columbia University.


Anna Ngai, Deputy Director

As the Deputy Director of RGGI, Inc., Anna provides direct support to the Executive Director in implementing the day-to-day operations of RGGI, including providing input on the development of RGGI across key program areas. Anna’s responsibilities include coordination and development of materials to support meetings of the RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors and RGGI state staff. Anna’s responsibilities also include providing administrative and technical support for RGGI program review and evaluation, reporting on allowance tracking and emissions monitoring, coordinating stakeholder engagement, managing the compliance process for the RGGI states’ CO2 Budget Trading Programs, and overseeing the RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (RGGI COATS), an electronic platform that records CO2 allowance and emissions data for each state's CO2 Budget Trading Program.

Prior to joining RGGI, Inc., Anna managed administrative and communications projects at the Foreign Policy Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the American public engage in global issues.

Anna's professional background also includes experience working with the Rainforest Alliance on sustainable business practices and communications projects and the International Organization for Migration on analyzing the environmental and socio-economic effects of climate change in agrarian communities.

Anna holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University and a M.A. in Climate and Society from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.


Mark Havel, Director of Program Implementation

As the Director of Program Implementation at RGGI, Inc., Mark coordinates the RGGI CO2 allowance auctions and supports the Executive Director in the implementation of key RGGI program areas including CO2 allowance market monitoring, offsets, and Model Rule development.

Prior to joining RGGI, Inc., Mark was a Senior Program Manager at the Climate Action Reserve, a North American carbon offset registry. Mark focused on the management and implementation of reporting, verification, and accreditation programs, both in the voluntary space and the California cap-and-trade system. Mark’s background also includes promoting biodiversity, protected areas, and innovative finance mechanisms for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Policy division and working as an environmental consultant for Crouch Environmental Services, where he conducted wetland and waterbody delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, and site assessments.

Mark holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University and a M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University.


Fred Hill, Program Manager

As Program Manager at RGGI, Inc., Fred supports the implementation of various program and communication activities, include CO2 allowance auctions, media monitoring, reporting on the investment of state auction proceeds, and overall program support.

Prior to joining RGGI, Inc., Fred worked as a program analyst at the Robertson Foundation, researching, executing, and monitoring multi-year climate, clean energy, and conservation grants. She also conducted research and analysis to support the foundation's climate and environment strategy development. Her first year at the foundation also involved supporting its broader philanthropic portfolio, including K-12 education grantmaking.

Fred holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and a M.St. from Oxford University.


Peter Rennée, Business Manager 

As Business Manager at RGGI, Inc., Peter supports the Executive Director in the financial management of RGGI, Inc. His responsibilities also include meeting the logistical and organizational needs of the RGGI, Inc., office and staff.

Prior to joining RGGI, Inc., Peter worked for 15 years at Columbia University in positions in Student Services, University Event Management, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. For more than five years, Peter was the Departmental Administrator for the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, responsible for administrative support, facilities, financial management and grants administration. Peter provided administrative and logistical support for energy related projects to the Center for Life Cycle Analysis, Earth Engineering Center, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy and the Waste to Energy Resource and Technology Council.

Peter holds a B.S. in Marketing from the State University of New York