Kevin Maddaford is the Director of U.S. and Canada Carbon Markets at The Nature Conservancy. In this role, he provides strategic leadership and support for state chapters and TNC's Canadian affiliate, Nature United, to develop carbon projects across various natural climate solutions pathways and bring those projects to market. He works closely with the Global Carbon Markets team as the North America Regional Lead to coordinate implementation of the U.S. and Canada carbon strategy in support of TNC's 2030 goals. Kevin uses his experience in environmental commodities markets, corporate sustainability and project due diligence to help ensure that TNC’s carbon projects are among the highest quality and to advance the integrity of carbon markets.
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Kevin worked for 15 years in the private sector, leading sourcing of carbon credits and energy attribute certificates from projects around the world on behalf of voluntary market end-users and advising those organizations on strategies for the procurement and proper use of environmental commodities in their decarbonization strategies.
Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in philosophy and German studies. Kevin lives in the Denver, Colorado area and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, camping and making music with family and friends.