Danielle Deane-Ryan

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Danielle Deane is the Senior Advisor For External Affairs at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Previously Danielle Deane was a Principal at The Raben Group. Her ability to strategize with diverse leaders to solve problems stems from her unique blend of multi-sector experience spanning the philanthropy, private, and think tank sectors.  Danielle formally directed the Green 2.0 working group, convened by The Raben Group, which advocates to improve diversity within the mainstream environmental movement.

Previously, as Director of the Energy & Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies, Danielle managed the Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change & the Environment. She worked with partners including the Walmart Foundation, AME Church, the EPA and General Motors. Prior, Danielle was a Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation for the maximum 8-year term. She launched the “New Constituencies for the Environment” initiative (now, “Broad Based Support”) in California, guiding over $20 million to diversity the range of organizations working on clean air and climate disruption. Support for collaboration between faith-based, environmental justice, medical, businesses and labor professionals contributed to increased focus on air pollution by Latino and African American political leaders and the successful advocacy for the Clean Truck Program at the Port of Los Angeles. This victory reduced diesel emissions from port trucks by an astonishing 80 percent over a three-year period.   Danielle also previously worked as a financial analysis with Fortune 500 company Marsh and McLennan

Danielle currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program, and on the boards of Resource Media and the American Councils for International Education. She was a Connecting Leaders Fellow of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and a Fellow of the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Danielle holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in Environment and Development, and a B.A. from Williams College in Political Economy with an Environmental Studies Concentration. She is a native of Trinidad & Tobago.