Our Staff

Michael Small

Executive Director

Michael joined Renewable Cities on January 1, 2015 after a thirty-three year career as a diplomat and senior executive in the Canadian foreign service.

Keane Gruending

Keane Gruending

Communications Manager

Keane is responsible for Renewable Cities’ communications activities and undertakes stakeholder and government relations.

Betsy Agar

Research Manager

Betsy oversees the program’s research, collaborates with global colleagues, and designs engaging dialogues.

Kathryn Sheps

Kathryn Sheps

Operations Manager and Dialogue Convener

Kathryn manages Renewable Cities’ operations, including fundraising, budgeting, and student program administration. She also convenes dialogues.

Angela Paley

Angela Paley

Program Assistant

Angela is responsible for coordinating public events, supporting the team’s projects, events, administration, and scheduling.