Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Green for All

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Green For All. Since taking leadership in March 2009, Ms. Ellis-Lamkins has already led Green for All to a string of victories.  Chief among these was pulling together a civil rights coalition that successfully lobbied for two significant improvements to the House version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act:  securing funding for job training, and guaranteeing broad access to clean energy jobs.  These are the Act's only two provisions creating opportunity for low-income people and people of color.  Green For All has also won major legislative victories in Washington State and New Mexico, which are both pioneering state-level green jobs and energy efficiency programs. Previously, Ms. Ellis-Lamkins led both the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council in California's Silicon Valley and Working Partnerships USA.  While there, she earned her reputation as one of the nation's most brilliant, inspirational and creative problem solvers for working families.