GRP BIOS AND PHOTOS FINAL.pdf
Greg Kats has played substan+al roles in developing the energy eﬃciency and
green building industries, and is a long-‐+me thought leader, innovator and
investor in the transi+on to a low carbon economy. He is President of Capital E
which works with ci+es, corpora+ons and ﬁnancial ins+tu+ons to design, scale and
implement clean energy and low carbon strategies. Capital E invests in early stage
cleantech/green ﬁrms, and Greg is a partner in Cleanfeet, funding innova+ve
green energy and agricultural projects.
Greg previously served as Managing Director of Good Energies, a mul+-‐billion
dollar global clean energy PE/VC fund, where he led investments in smart grid, energy eﬃciency, green
materials and green buildings. He served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Eﬃciency and
Renewable Energy at the US Department of Energy. Greg was the Founding Chairman of IPMVP and built it
into the interna+onal energy and water eﬃciency design and veriﬁca+on standard for >$50 billion in
building eﬃciency upgrades. He recently helped design the World Bank’s large new green building ﬁnancing
program. Greg is a founder of both the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the country’s
ﬁrst green bank. In 2011 he was the ﬁrst recipient of the US Green Building Council’s Life3me Achievement
Greg Chairs the congressionally established board guiding the greening of 430,000 federal buildings, serves
on the Mayor’s Green Ribbon CommiWee guiding the greening of the District of Columbia, and served on a
Na+onal Academy of Sciences board on strengthening US global compe++veness. He earned an MBA from
Stanford University and a BA from UNC as a Morehead Scholar, and is the author of Greening Our Built
World. Greg serves on a half dozen boards and regularly tes+ﬁes on clean energy/green/ﬁnancing issues. A
solar PV system powers his family DC home and an electric hybrid car.
Many people today know Ike LeggeE from his two terms as County Execu+ve. But
his background and involvement in civic life of Montgomery County goes far
deeper, with a unique life of experience that has prepared him to lead.
He was raised in a large family in Louisiana, and against all odds, aWended college.
Aler gradua+on, he served as a U.S. Army infantry Captain. His tour of duty in the
Vietnam War earned him the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service, and
Vietnam Campaign Medals.
LeggeW holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southern University; a Master of Arts degree,
and a Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University; and a Master of Laws from
George Washington University. Diverse community service preceded his
appointments to the Montgomery County Human Rela+ons Commission (now Human Rights Commission)
that he then Chaired from 1983 – 1986, and his work with the Commission’s Hearing Panel on Employment
Elected to the Montgomery County Council in 1986, he served four terms with work on the Educa+on
CommiWee, as chair of the Transporta+on and Environment CommiWee, and three terms as President of the
Council. In November 2006, Mr. LeggeW became the ﬁrst African American elected as Montgomery County
Execu+ve. Mr. LeggeW began his third term in 2014.
Mr. LeggeW was honored with Howard University’s Dis+nguished Alumni to the Maryland Bar Associa+on
“Advancement of Public Service Responsibility” Award, and the Montgomery County Collabora+on Council
for Children, Youth, and Families “ Time Well Spent on Behalf of Montgomery’s Children” Award. He and his
wife, Catherine, live in Burtonsville.
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