Mary Grady

As ART Executive Director, Mary Grady is responsible for overall operational management of the ART Secretariat, overseeing development of TREES, the registry, verification, piloting, and issuance of units, all of which will be overseen by the ART Board. She will lead strategies to ensure recognition of ART as setting the bar for REDD+ quality and engagement with tropical forest countries and REDD+ funders. Ms. Grady has been active in environmental markets for 25 years including a decade at Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR), overseeing the issuance of over 140 million tonnes of verified emissions reductions valued at over $1 billion. In her current role as Deputy Director, she manages operations and ACR’s respected team of technical and policy experts in the California regulated and the voluntary carbon markets. She leads the implementation of strategies to ensure ACR’s approval in new markets such as ICAO and actively represents Winrock as a UNFCCC observer organization. Upon joining ACR, Mary developed and implemented a communications and outreach strategy that rebranded ACR and built its reputation as the premium U.S. GHG program. She has overseen the development and updates to the ACR Standard, the development of three generations of ACR’s registry platform and led ACR’s strategy to enter the California market, positioning ACR for approval as an Offset Project Registry in 2012. She is accredited by the California Air Resources board in Offset Project Registry Operations and Verification. Prior to ACR, Mary worked for over 15 years in the renewable energy industry. As Development Operations Leader of Clipper Windpower, she managed the project development team and 10,000 MW project portfolio, valued at over $1 billion. Mary lived in Brazil for five years including as Director of Kyocera Solar’s pioneering rural electrification program. She has an international MBA and speaks Portuguese and Spanish. She is a Council member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).