Board of Directors

Elizabeth Crum (Chair) is the Housing Director for the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado. She has worked in housing and community development for more than 35 years and assumed leadership roles with housing coalitions and nonprofits. Prior to coming to the Town of Snowmass Village, Crum was the Executive Director of the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, a regional nonprofit building affordable housing for families and individuals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She was also the former Executive Director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Urban Studies, she also continued her education at MIT and at the University of St. Thomas. Crum is skilled in housing development, financial packaging and management and strategic planning.

Douglass Sims is Director of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) Center for Market Innovation, where he leads a team that provides analysis, advocacy and thought leadership on innovative financing for low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure. NRDC is a privately funded, non-profit environmental advocacy organization based in New York with offices around the US and in Beijing.  Douglass was instrumental in the design and launch of the New York Green Bank in the United States and is a co-founder of global Green Bank Network, a membership organization whose founding members are the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Australia), Connecticut Green Bank, GreenTech Malaysia, Japan Green Finance Organization, NY Green Bank and Green Investment Group, NRDC and the Coalition for Green Capital, announced at COP 21 in Paris. Douglass also regularly advises jurisdictions around the world on the green investment bank model and is a member of the Standards Board of the London-based Climate Bonds Initiative. A project finance lawyer by training, Douglass began his career at Allen & Overy LLP, working on energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. Douglass holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Kerry O’Neill leads Inclusive Prosperity Capital, a not-for-profit investment fund that was spun out of the Connecticut Green Bank in 2018 to scale up impact for underserved communities and underinvested markets. Inclusive Prosperity Capital operates at the intersection of community development, clean energy finance and climate impacts using a collection of products and strategies that were scaled throughout Connecticut using an “ecosystem” approach to matching capital supply with project demand. Kerry’s prior work at the Connecticut Green Bank managing single family and multifamily financing programs and low-to-moderate income initiatives has given her tremendous exposure to the kind of institutional challenges – and opportunities – associated with clean energy investing for underserved communities. She and her team launched 11 products in five years using a channel marketing and partnership origination approach and a variety of financial structures, all sharing a focus on reducing energy burdens by expanding access to credit. Prior to joining the Green Bank, Kerry was Senior Advisor at the Clean Energy Finance Center, a non-profit organization she co-founded. Kerry also co-founded Earth Markets, a consulting firm that developed and managed community-based social marketing programs to accelerate demand for energy efficiency. Previously, Kerry was EVP of Transaction Management, Product Development and Strategy at Clayton Holdings, an industry-leading provider of credit risk analytics and due diligence services in the mortgage-backed securitization market. She has also held executive roles in operations, marketing and strategy in diverse sectors including e-commerce, direct marketing, and educational services. Kerry earned a BS in computer science and engineering from MIT and a master’s degree from NYU Tisch School of the Art’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.