Taryn Finnessey

Managing Director, U.S. Climate Alliance

Taryn Finnessey is the Managing Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance, where she works to advance the climate priorities of the Alliance’s governors, oversees the Secretariat’s efforts to create comprehensive policy solutions and build state capacity, and helps set coalition-wide strategy. She previously led the Alliance’s efforts to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants and increase equity in the transition to a clean energy economy.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Taryn was the Senior Climate Change Specialist for the State of Colorado, where she coordinated climate change efforts across state agencies to integrate scientific and policy innovations that reduce emissions and address climate change impacts, and helped establish Colorado as a national and international leader on drought resilience.