Angelina Benson-Glanz is the U.S. Buildings Initiative Program Officer at Climate Imperative, where she supports grantmaking strategies and manages grant portfolios to electrify and decarbonize the buildings sector. Angelina brings over 15 years of experience developing strategies to scale solutions in the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors, including a decade of designing and implementing building energy efficiency programs for affordable housing.
Angelina joined Climate Imperative from Elevate Energy, where she was the Principal Director of Special Projects. She led Elevate’s role in the design and implementation of the national Justice40 Accelerator, which supports community-based organizations to grow their capacity to access federal funding and scale community-driven climate solutions. Angelina also led the launch of Elevate’s affordable housing high performance building consulting services and supported the growth of Elevate’s buildings programs nationally. Prior to Elevate, Angelina was a policy analyst at the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office, where she coordinated partnerships with utilities and non-profits to target outreach, energy efficiency program delivery, and incentives in neighborhoods with high energy use. She began her career in business strategy consulting at Marakon Associates working with Fortune 500 industrial firms.
Angelina has a Bachelor of Science in Education in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. She lives in Oakland with husband and two kids. She loves to bake, hike, explore museums, and volunteer at her children’s school.
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