Austin Blackmon is the City of Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, where he leads the Environment, Parks and Recreation, and Inspectional Services departments. As part of the Walsh administration, Blackmon spearheads the development and implementation of Boston’s Climate Action Plan and works to keep Boston a national leader in energy policy. Prior to joining the Walsh administration in 2014, Blackmon was interim head of project finance for Terraverde Renewable Partners. His other previous experience includes consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategy and Operations group, Energy Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, business development at C12 Energy, and advising the US Renewables Group. A native of the Great Lakes region, Blackmon has spent over 12 years in New England, is a graduate of Harvard College, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.