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Derek Smith

Executive Director

Resource Innovation Institute


As Executive Director, Derek provides overall leadership and strategic direction. Derek engages RII’s advisory bodies, including the Strategic Advisory Council and Technical Advisory Council Leadership Committees, develops global partnerships and oversees the organization’s policy work.

Before RII, Derek led Clean Energy Works, recognized as one of the most successful American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ("stimulus") programs. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland, managed operations for a VC-backed start-up and created an award-winning corporate sustainability program for a national retailer. Derek has testified to the US Senate Energy Committee and briefed the US Secretary of Energy.

Derek enjoys playing and listening to a range of music, soccer (especially his hometown Portland Timbers), hiking and travel.

Product Type
On Demand

Controlled Environment Agriculture - Market Characterization Report Launch


Faculty:
Jennifer Amann |  Lucas Isakowitz |  Gretchen Schimelpfenig |  Derek Smith
Duration:
1 hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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