Aaron Brickman

Aaron Brickman

Senior Principal
  • US Program

Aaron is a senior principal in RMI’s US Program, leading economic development initiatives that focus RMI’s techno-economic analysis and industrial expertise for place-based change, impact, and benefit from cleantech-led cluster development.

This work is often at the intersection of community and workforce development, and seeks to accelerate clean energy deployment and investment in the cleantech manufacturing supply chain — catalytic actions with enormous potential to boost economic growth and competitiveness.


Aaron has been a successful entrepreneur, problem-solver, and leader in public- and private-sector roles, with 25 years of experience in building and leading economic development, investment, and trade programs in the government and beyond.

Prior to joining RMI, Aaron was the executive vice president of Global Business Alliance and founding deputy executive director of SelectUSA, a global agency within the US Department of Commerce charged with promoting and facilitating foreign direct investment in the United States.


M.A., International Relations, University of Chicago
B.A., International Studies, American University