Executive Director of the Crux Alliance
Joe Ryan is Executive Director of the Crux Alliance, marshaling and managing support for organizations dedicated to adopting sectoral climate policies worldwide. Before joining EI, Joe was Executive Vice President at Securing America’s Future Energy, where he led operations and oversaw all organizational initiatives. Previously, Joe served as Vice President for Latin America and Oil Campaign Director at the ClimateWorks Foundation, where he led a consortium of international foundations to reduce transport emissions in the U.S., Europe, China, India, Mexico, and Brazil. Joe earlier served as a program officer at the Hewlett Foundation for 11 years.
Senior Philanthropy Associate for the Crux Alliance
Shana Silver is the Senior Philanthropy Associate for the Crux Alliance, helping to manage grantmaking, cross-sectoral collaboration, and Alliance programs. Her experience includes working with governments, funders, NGOs, and communities to organize solutions to issues including climate change, infrastructure development, poverty alleviation, and energy equity. Before joining Crux, Shana assisted with grants management and capacity building at a foundation focused on racial justice and systems change.
Deputy Communications Director
Sarah Spengeman is Deputy Communications Director at the Crux Alliance where she leads strategic communications efforts to share sectoral climate policy successes with global audiences. Prior to joining Crux, she led editorial strategy at Energy Innovation to ensure smart climate policy design recommendations informed policymaking. Sarah earlier served as the Associate Director for Advocacy and Communications at Health Care Without Harm, a campaign to decarbonize the healthcare sector.
Director of International Clean Energy at the European Climate Foundation and Senior Advisor to the Crux Alliance
Working closely with colleagues, NGO partners, academics, and consultants, Rebecca Collyer helps to design integrated strategies to tackle rapid, renewables-led decarbonization of energy systems. Based in The Hague, Rebecca is responsible for international programs on energy systems transformation. She has a strong interest in strategies that will build countries’ and citizens’ support for progressive decarbonization policies and create targeted and measurable grant portfolios.
Executive Director of Aspen GlobalChange Institute
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