Mary Grady has been active in environmental markets for almost 30 years including 15 years at nonprofit Winrock International, named for Winthrop Rockefeller. She serves as the Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), an international tropical forestry crediting (REDD+) program launched in 2018, as well as the Executive Director of the American Carbon Registry (ACR), responsible for the strategic leadership of ACR and its respected team of technical and policy experts in the California regulated market and global voluntary carbon markets. At ACR she has overseen the issuance of over 200 million tons of carbon credits valued at over $2 billion. She led the application process and secured approval of both ART and ACR to supply credits to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offsetting Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). She actively represents Winrock as the head of delegation as an Observer NGO to the UNFCCC and serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). Prior to working in carbon markets, Mary worked for 16 years in the renewable energy industry including as the Operations Leader of Clipper Windpower and in Brazil as the Director of Kyocera Solar’s pioneering rural electrification program. She holds a Masters in International Business and speaks Portuguese and Spanish. She lives with her family in California.
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