Richard Ackerman

Richard Ackerman

Development Director
  • Development

As a development director, Richie connects individual philanthropists and family foundations to RMI’s work to develop and scale clean energy solutions on aggressive timelines.


Richie joined RMI in the summer of 2022. He previously spent more than a decade on the Sierra Club, building support for the Beyond Coal Campaign, and took efforts to protect millions of acres of wild land and make it easy to explore and enjoy nature. Before that, Richie worked within the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Leadership Program.


MA, Political Management, George Washington University
BS, Business and Management and Government and Politics, University of Maryland