Ian Kline serves as Cadmus’ president and CEO. He is the architect of Cadmus’ strategic vision, through which the firm has built capabilities and expanded its presence in sectors that create social and economic value, improve the quality of people’s lives, and protect the natural environment. Under his leadership, the firm has quadrupled in size over the past eight years and has diversified into several high-growth social good consulting markets.
During this time, Cadmus has become a vanguard firm in the areas of: climate change vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation; renewable energy and distributed energy resources; high performance building and building energy management; demand side management program evaluation, measurement, and verification; homeland security; sustainable transportation; and infrastructure management and finance. It has enhanced its long-held reputation for technical excellence in the areas of drinking water, water quality, and social marketing and market transformation.
Mr. Kline retains a deep technical understanding across the firm’s many practices. He has recognized expertise in supporting the development and implementation of major public health and environmental protection programs at the national and state levels, and extensive background in performing regulatory and policy analyses for many public, private, and non‐profit organizations. He has also served as a senior technical advisor on the firm’s work in the areas of climate change and sustainability.
Mr. Kline joined Cadmus in 1995 as an associate, was named a principal in 1999, and became a vice president in 2000. He became president in 2005 and CEO in 2007. He holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.
Mr. Kline participates on the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI), a private sector working group focused on climate adaptation and resilience announced in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s Climate Resilience Initiative. He serves on the Alumni Advisory Board – Sustainability for Cornell University and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of The Nature Generation, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire responsible environmental stewardship.