Bryan Garcia

Bryan Garcia is the president and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank the nation’s first state-level green bank. The green bank model demonstrates how smarter use of public resources can attract more private investment in the green economy reducing the burden of energy costs on households and businesses, creating jobs in local communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change. With its message of “inclusive prosperity,” the Connecticut Green Bank won the “Innovations in American Government Awards” in 2017 by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  And through its design of retail accessible Green Liberty Bonds, modelled after the War Bonds of the 1940’s, the Connecticut Green Bank won the “Innovative Financing” category from The Bond Buyer in 2020.