Former White House Leader Joins WESTON to Lead
Green Development Business
WEST CHESTER, PA — October
27, 2010 – Kathleen A. McGinty has joined Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®)
as Managing Director, Strategic Growth. Among other accomplishments,
Ms. McGinty is former Chair of the White House Council on Environmental
Quality under President Bill Clinton and former Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection Secretary under Governor Rendell.
McGinty is the ideal choice to lead WESTON’s green development
business based on her strong track record in creating economic
growth out of environmental challenges, a key tenet of WESTON’s
approach to green development. While serving as Secretary of the
Pennsylvania DEP, she took on power plant pollution, in part by
attracting more than $1 billion in new investments in clean energy
manufacturing. Recently she’s worked to grow early stage
clean tech companies that help deliver clean water and smart energy
Ms. McGinty will lead WESTON’s Green Development
team, bringing unique capabilities and offerings into the market
to help clients harness smart energy technologies and renewables,
better manage water assets, remediate legacy pollution problems,
and go green in buildings and real assets. WESTON will lead community
outreach and visioning initiatives, take equity positions in projects,
assume environmental liability risk, become an anchor tenant, and
otherwise help to repurpose underutilized assets. WESTON’s
Green Development team supports municipalities in community revitalization
efforts and works with master developers in their complex redevelopment
projects, all driving to solutions that offer positive economic,
social and environmental returns.
that quality, cost effectiveness, and resource efficiency drive
growth. And, the WESTON team is incredibly innovative and entrepreneurial—bringing
financing to the table where needed, assuming risk, and building
bridges of trust with local communities. In short, WESTON understands
its client’s needs and delivers above and beyond to make
green growth happen. I’m thrilled to be part of such an exceptional
team,” said Ms. McGinty.
Patrick G. McCann, WESTON president
and chief executive officer, commented, “Katie’s background
and passion for the environment are a perfect fit for WESTON. We
are confident she will help us grow faster and provide solutions
that benefit our clients, our communities, and the planet.” A
Pennsylvania resident, Ms. McGinty will be based at WESTON’s
West Chester corporate campus.
While joining the WESTON team, Ms.
McGinty continues her work on renewable energy and clean technology.
She is an Operating Partner at Element Partners, a private
equity firm with $800 million under management in the clean tech space,
and on the advisory board at ACORE (the American Council on
Renewable Energy). She is also a Director at NRG Energy, a significant
developer and operator of renewable energy projects, and Iberdrola
USA, a division of Iberdrola SA, one of the leading owners of wind
energy assets in the world. “Ms. McGinty's work in this regard complements
and strengthens WESTON's growing work in solar, biomass energy
and smart grid applications," McCann said.
Inc. (WESTON®) is a leader in environmental, sustainable, and
energy solutions, property redevelopment, and design/build construction.
Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company’s
1,800 people reach out from 60 offices around the globe to build
strong stakeholder relationships that work. WESTON has been responding
to its clients’ toughest problems for more than 50 years.