Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director

San Francisco Airport

Erin’s career is focused on assessing how climate risks affect varied agencies and the publics they serve while building pathways to cut carbon and achieve resilient outcomes.

Currently, she serves as SFO’s first Sustainability Director, where she brokers sustainability and net zero investments across campus projects and develops and implements the Airport’s Strategic, Sustainability and Climate Action Plans, including annual reporting. Erin previously served the City of Cupertino as its first Sustainability Manager and, next, Assistant to the City Manager working to oversee a portfolio of energy, water, and materials programs earmarked in the City’s Climate Action Plan, including the launch of Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Silicon Valley’s Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan. Erin also supported environmental initiatives through work at the Conservation Law Foundation, Goddard Institute of Space Studies, and National Park Service. Erin is a LEED AP and holds a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.