Matt Gray currently serves as Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland. Working on all things urban sustainability, Matt helps lead the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative to create a thriving green city on a blue lake. He is responsible for advising the City on policies related to sustainability, managing the Office of Sustainability, and leading implementation of the Cleveland Climate Action Plan.
This position follows completion of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship in Mauritius, where he researched climate change impacts and adaptation governance. Prior to receiving this grant, he served four years with the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program, the first two years as a Presidential Management Fellow. At DOE he worked largely on green building and climate change, serving as Chair of the Interagency Sustainability Working Group to make green building standard practice throughout the Federal government.
Prior to joining DOE, Matt worked in energy management consulting, ecological water purification and for conservation organizations. He has bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.