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Susan Leeds

CEO Emeritus, NYCEEC

Susan is the founding CEO emeritus of NYCEEC. She launched, built and managed all aspects of the organization from its inception in 2011 through 2018. Her CEO responsibilities focused on business development, loan originations, communications and development. 

Susan currently provides strategic consulting to state and local governments, non-profits and private businesses in energy efficiency financing and the building decarbonization space. Susan specializes in green bank formation and management, and in developing financing solutions to mitigate climate change.

Susan’s 33-year career includes over twenty years working in capital markets and many years in the environmental advocacy and non-profit sectors. Susan has held executive positions in mortgage-backed securities, financial institutions banking and public finance at Deutsche Bank, GE Capital and Prudential. Susan was a senior finance fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she managed NRDC’s financial sector advocacy with the goal of directing capital towards energy efficiency and clean energy solutions.  

Susan received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.