Mr. Reid Detchon

Vice President, Energy and Climate Strategy, UN Foundation

Reid Detchon is Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, a portfolio that includes the Foundation’s partnership with the Club of Madrid, Global Leadership for Climate Action. He also serves as Executive Director of the Energy Future Coalition, a broad-based non-partisan public policy initiative focused on three critical energy challenges – oil dependence, climate change, and global energy poverty. Mr. Detchon previously served as Director of Special Projects in Washington for the Turner Foundation; as a principal at Podesta Associates, a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington; as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1989 to 1993; as principal speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush; as a staff member and legislative director for U.S. Senator John Danforth of Missouri; and as an award-winning reporter for the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. He is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.