Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey is the CEO and President of ClimateWorks.[1] From 2001 to 2008 he served as the environment program director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. From 1990 to 2001, he served as founder and president of the Energy Foundation, a joint initiative of the MacArthur Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Packard Foundation. The Energy Foundation has an annual budget of $25 million and programs in the U.S. and China.

Harvey is the coauthor, with Paul Brest, of Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy, (Boomberg Press, 2008).[2]

Harvey was a member of the energy panel of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), where he chaired the transportation task force and was a member of the energy efficiency task force. He was the principal author of the section on transportation of the PCAST report, Federal Energy Research and Development for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century. He was also a member of the energy task force of President Bush's Council on Environmental Quality.

From 1989 to 1990, Harvey served as executive vice president of the International Foundation. In addition to administering the foundation, he directed its energy program and established GlasNet, the first independent computer network in the Soviet Union. From 1986 to 1989, he led a research team investigating the links between resources (especially energy) and international security as director of the Security Program at the Rocky Mountain Institute. Before 1986, he ran the Harvey Construction Company in Colorado.

Harvey is on the board of directors of the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation in New York and is president of the board of directors of the New-Land Foundation, also in New York City. He also serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the executive committee of MB Financial Bank of Chicago, a $4 billion bank holding company. He has served as a member of the environment committee of the Heinz Endowments and as a chairman of the environment jury for the Heinz Awards.[3]


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  1. Hal Harvey, President and CEO, ClimateWorks staff page.
  2. Money Well Spent, accessed December 2008
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  4. Profile, Bipartisan Policy Center, accessed 16 February 2012.