Chairman and CEO
Mr. Eckel is President, CEO and Chairman of Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a capital and services provider focused on sustainable infrastructure markets that reduce climate changing greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG”) as well as mitigating the impact of, or increasing resiliency to, climate change. With an investment thesis that superior risk-adjusted returns will be achieved by investing on the right side of the climate change line, Hannon Armstrong has been a leader in measuring and tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and invests only when incremental GHG emissions are neutral to negative. Mr. Eckel has led Hannon Armstrong in the role of President and CEO since 2000, and was also with the firm from 1985 to 1989. Previously, he held senior executive positions as CEO of EnergyWorks, LLC and Wärtsilä Power Development. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Alliance To Save Energy and is a member of the President’s Council of Ceres, Inc., the Cornell University Program in Infrastructure Policy advisory board and on the board of The Nature Conservancy of MD and DC. Mr. Eckel has over 35 years of experience in structuring, executing and operating energy and infrastructure investments. Mr. Eckel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1980 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, in 1981.