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Al Gore’s climate project names new CEO

white woman with light hair, Phyllis Cuttino by Jim Lee, Bloomberg, Getty images
Phyllis Cuttino '88 by Jin Lee / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

A unanimous vote by The Climate Reality Project’s board of directors has ushered in a new CEO, Phyllis A. Cuttino, a 1988 Furman University political science and history alumna. Cuttino, a longtime climate and clean energy advocate, took the reins June 1 following the retirement of Ken Berlin who served as CEO since 2014. As reported in NBC News, Cuttino said, “I look forward to engaging with the broader climate and environmental justice movement to catalyze a global response to the climate crisis and promote a just, equitable and clean future for all.”

The Climate Reality Project was launched in 2005 by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. “We are thrilled to welcome Phyllis Cuttino, a proven leader on climate and clean energy advocacy to The Climate Reality Project,” said Gore who serves as chairman. “Phyllis has a strong track record of bringing together diverse voices across the climate movement to drive change and deliver important progress to move us away from fossil fuels and toward a cleaner and more equitable future.”

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