First, a couple of fond farewells:
Henry Ferland, co-director of the GMI Administrative Support Group, recently undertook a new position as the International Coordinator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. In this role, Henry will have a broader international portfolio, helping to coordinate visitors and activities for a myriad of different agreements and relationships that include climate, air quality, and/or radiation issues. Henry has worked at EPA for nearly 25 years, including more than a decade supporting GMI (and its predecessor Methane to Markets). His expertise and contributions to the Initiative will be sorely missed, but we wish him all the best in his new endeavors.
Carey Bylin leaves EPA after nearly 12 years of service to its oil and gas voluntary programs. Some noteworthy achievements include contributing to the design and launch of two new oil and gas partnerships: EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Oil and Gas Methane Partnership. These voluntary programs leverage collaboration with oil and gas companies, national governments, and other stakeholders to reduce methane emissions. Carey was also a member of GMI’s Oil & Gas Subcommittee and led a series of successful projects during her tenure at EPA. We wish her well at the California Air Resources Board where she will continue to support climate change efforts.
And now, a warm welcome:
Nick Elger joins GMI after a stint as an ORISE Fellow with EPA’s AgSTAR and Landfill Methane Outreach Program. Nick brings international biogas experience from his time at the University of Minnesota where he worked with communities in Nepal to identify funding opportunities for small-scale biogas systems. He will be working with the Biogas Subcommittee to support program implementation in that sector. We are very excited to welcome Nick to the GMI team.