Big news! KLA’s technical expertise and tools development bench just got deeper as we welcome Michael Steinhoff to our roster as Director of Tools & Technical Services!
Mike comes to KLA from ICLEI-USA where I hired him 10 years ago (WOW!) and where many of you have likely worked with him as their Program Manager for Tools & Innovation. He joins myself and 4 other KLA team members who all worked together previously at ICLEI.
Mike is a known quantity for our local government clients, but his work on GHG emissions inventories is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what he brings to the table. Mike knows local governments inside and out, which will help KLA be more targeted and efficient in our services.
Mike will be involved in a number of initiatives, including: building out the functionality of our Community Dashboard; identifying data visualization opportunities; supporting our GHG emissions inventories; and identifying and developing new tools and services to support local climate and sustainability action.
Mike tells us that “after working to build technical capacity in local government to address climate, I’m excited to start building capacity to engage residents and businesses in the solutions!”
Over the last 10 years at ICLEI, Mike led the development of tools utilized by hundreds of local governments: Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA), ADAPT, The Green Business Challenge Web App, and ClearPath. He was also intricately involved in developing the accounting frameworks and protocols for local emissions management. You can read about some of his work at ICLEI in this parting message he shared on the ICLEI blog.
He holds MSES and MPA degrees from Indiana University and a BS in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee.
Mike joined Kim on our SAS Talk with Kim Sustainability Action Series podcast earlier this year to chat about the GHG accounting and analysis. You can listen to that episode here.
Please join us in welcoming Mike who will be based in Boston and can be reached at email@example.com.