The Advisory Subcommittee on Climate - or the Chair's Council on Climate - advises how EXIM can further support U.S. exporters and American jobs in clean energy and meet congressional mandates to support and promote environmentally beneficial renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage exports.

2021-2022 EXIM Chair's Council on Climate Members


Stacy Swann
Climate Finance Advisors


Nava Akkineni
Vice President of Emerging Markets

Lynee Bradley
Director, Export and Agency Finance Head for North America

Karl Brutsaert
Vice President- Americas
First Solar, Inc.

Dr. Barbara Buchner
Global Managing Director
Climate Policy Initiative

Philippe Delleville
Global Head of Project and Development Finance
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Rodney Ferguson
President and CEO
Winrock International

Lori Helmers
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase

Adam Hitchcock
Sovereign Infrastructure Group

Maria Korsnick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

David Maloney
International Lending
The Provident Bank

Brad Markell
Executive Director
Industrial Union Council

Hugh McDermott
Senior Vice President for Business Development and Sales
ESS Tech, Inc.

Danielle Merfeld
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
GE Renewable Energy

Brian O'Hanlon
Executive Director, Center for Climate Aligned Finance
Rocky Mountain Institute

Nikos Tsafos
Interim Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

For more information about the EXIM Chair's Council on Climate, email