Ira Dorfman Executive Director IraDorfman@gwrccc.org
Ira Dorfman is Executive Director and Coordinator of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, a position he has held since January 2017.
Mr. Dorfman has extensive public policy and private sector experience at the Congressional, federal, state and local levels in cutting-edge technology, clean transportation/energy, conservation and the environment. He served as a Professional Staff Member of the United States Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee and as the international program manager of a USDOE/USAID-funded clean transportation program in India where he traveled frequently. He has also held positions as a national trade association executive and as a Washington representative for a variety of companies and institutions. Throughout his career, he was worked on numerous alternative fuel transportation projects including the vehicular use of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas, propane, biodiesel and ethanol. Mr. Dorfman is a graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio and attended graduate school in public administration at Rutgers University. He serves as a member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Climate, Energy & Environment Policy Committee and is Past Chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Washington, DC Section.
Kimberly Harden Association Manager KimberlyHarden@gwrccc.org
Kimberly Harden is the Managing Member of K. Harden & Associates, LLC a Maryland-based event planning and association management company. Her company works with small businesses, non-profit organizations, corporations and trade associations. Ms. Harden is also the principal of Majestic Day Event Planners which is a social event planning company that provides event planning services and products to consumers. With nearly twenty-five years of experience in the event planning and association management industry, Ms. Harden has become noteworthy for her abilities, creativity, and keen attention to detail. She is well able to handle multiple tasks, refer her clients to reputable vendors, develop and comply within specified budgets, and provide money saving tips while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Ms. Harden, a Business Administration major at Villa Julie College (now known as Stevenson University) and a graduate of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore (WEB) has been afforded several business opportunities and resources. From these learning institutions, she has acquired a passion for learning. Education and her strong commitment to her clients have been invaluable to her company. Her most recent accomplishment includes completion of the Meeting Planning Management course at Goucher College in June 2000. Ms. Harden looks forward to the future as she plans to move into higher dimensions with her business. Her primary goal is to provide optimal customer service to every client and to continue to strive towards being noted as a cutting edge event planning and association management firm.
Rosanna Ren Graduate Intern Renr@umich.edu
Rosanna Ren is a graduate intern at the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition. She joined GWRCCC in June 2020. At GWRCCC, her work is primarily on transportation electrification policies focusing on underserved communities in the Washington D.C. area. She is interested in how local governments can pursue clean energy and climate action.
She is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, pursuing master’s degrees in Environment and Sustainability, and Urban and Regional Planning. Her master’s project worked with the City of Ann Arbor to research and design a policy for internal carbon pricing. She is also a Dow Sustainability Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she and other students contributed to a solar energy project with the Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corporation in Detroit.
Prior to GWRCCC, she worked on policy design and energy efficiency program evaluation at Rocky Mountain Institute and Guidehouse. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics.
Daryle Watkins is the fall undergraduate intern for the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition. At GWRCCC, Daryle helps to manage communication and outreach efforts. She is currently a senior at Penn State University studying for her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Media Studies
With professional experience in government affairs and community relations, Daryle enjoys using her communication skills to cultivate relationships with stakeholders—while promoting environmental justice. After graduation, she intends to begin a career in public service by working for a government agency in DC. Daryle’s goal is to devote herself to the well being of the public in hopes of building a more equitable and just society.
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