Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management Team

Jeffrey W. Eckel
Jeffrey W. Eckel
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey W. Eckel

Mr. Eckel has served as our president, chief executive officer, and chairman of our board of directors since 2013 and was with the predecessor of our company as president and chief executive officer since 2000 and prior to that from 1985 to 1989 as a senior vice president. Mr. Eckel is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance To Save Energy and is a member of the President’s Council of Ceres, Inc., the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Maryland and DC, and is a Director of the New York City-based Urban Green Council. He was appointed by the governor of Maryland to the board of the Maryland Clean Energy Center in 2011 where he served until 2016 while also serving as its chairman from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Eckel has over 35 years of experience in financing, owning and operating infrastructure and energy assets. Mr. Eckel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1980 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, in 1981. He holds Series 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Jeffrey A. Lipson
Jeffrey A. Lipson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey A. Lipson

Mr. Lipson joined Hannon Armstrong in 2019. Prior to joining the company, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Congressional Bank; where he remains a Director. Prior to that, Mr. Lipson was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of CapitalSource; and a Senior Vice President in Corporate Treasury at Bank of America and its predecessor FleetBoston Financial. He holds an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Lipson serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington.

J. Brendan Herron Jr.
J. Brendan Herron Jr.
Executive Vice President
J. Brendan Herron Jr.

Mr. Herron serves as an executive vice president in a leadership role focused on the company’s strategy and growth initiatives. He previously served as our chief financial officer from 2013 to 2019 and served in a variety of roles at the predecessor of our company and its affiliates from 1994 to 2005, and from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Herron has over 25 years of experience in structuring, executing and operating infrastructure and technology investments. He formerly served on the U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore, MD). Mr. Herron received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and computer science from Loyola University Maryland in 1982 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Maryland in 1987 and has passed the CPA and CMA examinations.

Nathaniel J. Rose, CFA
Nathaniel J. Rose, CFA
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Nathaniel J. Rose, CFA

Mr. Rose has been an executive vice president since 2015 and our chief investment officer since 2017. He served as our chief operating officer from 2015 to 2017, our chief investment officer from 2013 to 2015 and has been with the Company and its predecessor since 2000. He has been involved with a vast majority of our transactions since 2000. He earned a joint Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in 2000, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 2009, is a CFA charter holder and has passed the CPA examination. He holds a Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Steven L. Chuslo
Steven L. Chuslo
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Steven L. Chuslo

Mr. Chuslo has served as an executive vice president and our general counsel since 2013 and with the predecessor of our company as general counsel since 2008. Mr. Chuslo is responsible for internal governance matters and is actively involved in structuring, developing, negotiating and closing transactions. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of securities, commercial finance and energy development, U.S. federal regulation and project finance. Mr. Chuslo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1990.

Daniel K. McMahon, CFA
Daniel K. McMahon, CFA
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management
Daniel K. McMahon, CFA

Mr. McMahon has served us as an executive vice president since 2015 and is the head of our portfolio management group. He has been with the Company and its predecessor since 2000 in a variety of roles, including as a senior vice president from 2007 to 2015. He has played a role in analyzing, negotiating, structuring, and managing several billion dollars of transactions. Mr. McMahon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1993, and is a CFA charter holder. He holds Series 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Board of Directors

Jeffrey W. Eckel
Chairman

Mr. Eckel has served as our president, chief executive officer, and chairman of our board of directors since 2013 and was with the predecessor of our company as president and chief executive officer since 2000 and prior to that from 1985 to 1989 as a senior vice president. Mr. Eckel is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance To Save Energy and is a member of the President’s Council of Ceres, Inc., the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Maryland and DC, and is a Director of the New York City-based Urban Green Council. He was appointed by the governor of Maryland to the board of the Maryland Clean Energy Center in 2011 where he served until 2016 while also serving as its chairman from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Eckel has over 35 years of experience in financing, owning and operating infrastructure and energy assets. Mr. Eckel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1980 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, in 1981. He holds Series 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Teresa M. Brenner
LEAD DIRECTOR
Teresa M. Brenner has served as one of our independent directors since April 2016. Ms. Brenner retired from Bank of America Corporation in 2012, where she had served in a variety of roles for approximately 20 years, including most recently as a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel. Ms. Brenner served on the Board of Directors of Residential Capital, LLC from March 2013 to December 2013, during its restructuring and through the confirmation of its bankruptcy proceeding. Ms. Brenner has also held a variety of philanthropic roles, having served as a trustee of Temple Israel from 2012 to 2014 and as a director for Right Moves for Youth from 2006 to 2013, including as its chairperson from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Brenner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in 1984 and a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987. We believe Ms. Brenner’s extensive experience in corporate governance, law and finance makes her qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Michael T. Eckhart
Mr. Eckhart, 70, has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of International and Policy Affairs, teaching Environmental Finance since 2016. In 2019, Mr. Eckhart retired as Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance from Citigroup, Inc., where he led Citi’s work in establishing the Green Bond Principles. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2011, Mr. Eckhart was the founding President of the American Council on Renewable Energy, a Washington DC-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. He previously led the SolarBank Initiative in Europe, India and South Africa, and worked in power generation and advanced technology with United Power Systems, Aretê Ventures, General Electric Company and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Prior to that, he also served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. He has received several awards including Renewable Energy Man of the Year of India, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and the International Solar Energy Society’s Global Policy Leadership Award. He is Vice Chairman of the Oyster Recovery Partnership in Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Purdue University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Eckhart’s extensive experience in renewable energy and finance makes him qualified to serve as a member of the Board.
Simone F. Lagomarsino
Ms. Lagomarsino, 57, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Luther Burbank Corporation and Luther Burbank Savings since January 2, 2019. Ms. Lagomarsino has also served on the board of directors of Luther Burbank Corporation since November 30, 2018. Additionally, Ms. Lagomarsino currently serves on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, where she has provided leadership as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Risk Committee. Prior to joining Luther Burbank Corporation, Ms. Lagomarsino was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Bankers Association and a director of Pacific Premier Bancorp and Pacific Premier Bank. From 2011 to 2016, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Oaks Bank, and President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Heritage Oaks Bancorp. Ms. Lagomarsino also previously held executive positions with Hawthorne Financial Corporation, Ventura County National Bank, and Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Ms. Lagomarsino received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a Masters in Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University. We believe Ms. Lagomarsino’s extensive experience in leadership roles in the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and numerous other financial institutions, including public companies, gives her valuable insight and enables her to make significant contributions as a member of the Board.
Charles M. O'Neil
Charles M. O’Neil has served as one of our independent directors since 2013. Mr. O’Neil retired from ING Capital, LLC, at the end of 2015, where he served in a variety of executive and management roles for over 20 years, including as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairmen of the Board of ING Capital, LLC and Head of Structured Finance, Americas, the largest operating unit of ING Capital. Prior to joining ING Capital, Mr. O’Neil worked at Swiss Bank Corporation, serving as executive director and regional head of Project Finance Americas. Mr. O’Neil received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and a Master in Business Administration degree in International Finance from Fordham University in 1978. We believe Mr. O’Neil’s experience of over 35 years in structured and project finance focusing on energy related projects makes him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Richard J. Osborne
Richard J. Osborne has served as one of our independent directors since 2013 and has served as our Lead Independent Director since April 2014. Mr. Osborne retired from Duke Energy Corporation in 2006, having served in a variety of executive roles including chief financial officer, chief risk officer, treasurer and group vice president for Public & Regulatory Affairs during his 31 years with the organization. Mr. Osborne also served as a director of Duke Energy Field Services, a joint venture between Duke Energy Corporation and ConocoPhillips, and as a director of TEPPCO Partners, LP, a master limited partnership managing mid-stream energy assets. He also chaired the Finance Divisions of the Southeastern Electric Exchange and Edison Electric Institute, and was a founding board member of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers. Subsequent to leaving Duke Energy, Mr. Osborne has executed consulting assignments for clients in, or serving, the energy industry. Mr. Osborne presently serves on the boards of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte Ballet and the Penland School of Crafts. Mr. Osborne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Tufts University in 1973 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. We believe that Mr. Osborne’s over 35 years of experience in energy sector finance makes him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Steven G. Osgood
Steven G. Osgood has served as one of our independent directors since January 2015. Mr. Osgood has served as the chief executive officer of Square Foot Companies, LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio based private real estate company focused on self-storage and single-tenant properties since 2008. Mr. Osgood is also a trustee for National Storage Affiliates Trust, a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused on the ownership of self-storage properties, since its public offering in April 2015. Mr. Osgood was a manager of All Stor Storage, LLC, a company that has been liquidated. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Osgood served as chief financial officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a Washington, DC based REIT that owns, operates and develops data center properties. From 2006 to 2007, he also previously served as chief financial officer of Global Signal, Inc., a Sarasota, Florida based REIT that was acquired by Crown Castle International Corp. in 2007. Prior to Global Signal, Mr. Osgood served as president and chief financial officer of U-Store-It Trust (now named CubeSmart), a Cleveland based self-storage REIT from the company’s initial public offering in 2004 to 2006. Mr. Osgood served as chief financial officer of the Amsdell Companies, the predecessor of U-Store-It, from 1993 until 2004. Mr. Osgood is a former Certified Public Accountant and was a member of the auditing staff of Touche Ross & Co. from 1978 to 1982. He graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and graduated from the University of San Diego with a Masters in Business Administration in 1987. Mr. Osgood also serves on the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association. We believe that Mr. Osgood’s REIT experience and over 20 years of experience in corporate finance make him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.