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Rich Kassel

Rich Kassel

Executive Vice President

Rich joins Capalino+Company to direct our Energy, Environment and Sustainability practice group, advising businesses and not-for-profit clients on a wide range of issues to help them thrive in the New York market.

Prior to joining Capalino+Company, Rich Kassel spent more than two decades working on a wide range of air, energy, climate, land use, parks, and transportation policies and projects at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and directed the New York office of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, a leading environmental consulting firm.

In those roles, Rich created NRDC’s “Dump Dirty Diesels” Campaign, which resulted in the clean-up of New York City’s transit buses and new federal programs to reduce diesel emissions by more than 90 percent, worked closely with the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations on the transportation components of their PlaNYC and OneNYC programs, played a major role in the creation of the Hudson River Park, and co-founded an international organization that led the successful campaign to eliminate leaded gasoline worldwide.

Rich serves as co-chair of the NY chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs and EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee where he advises the EPA on transportation and air quality issues.

Professional Associations

Environmental Entrepreneurs (co-chair, New York chapter); EPA Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (co-chair); Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (co-founder, advisory group member); Transportation Alternatives (advisory group); Tri-State Transportation Campaign (board member, former chair); Energy and Environment Committee of the Regional Plan Association (member).

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James CapalinoTravis TerryRichard BarthChris CollinsClaire AltmanMark ThompsonBrooke SchafranJeanne MullgravRich KasselArthur WebbCathleen CollinsTunisha W. WalkerTom GrayFred KreizmanBen KleinbaumSteven FigueiredoEmil LissauerJesse CampoamorBrian WagnerAshley ThompsonTim KuchaLindsay SafranElina LysenkoKristin PalmasonSafeena MecklaiThomas FuChante HarrisAndres PazminoLindsay MarksValerie Coburn-LichtensteinEllen KatradisTheresa SimpsonSusan HinksonChalley ComerFolasade K. FamakinwaCarene LopezJeffrey Lee

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