Biography

Over the past 30 years, Edward Church has had wide-ranging experience in government, nonprofits and private business. Ed has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship since 2007.
He has won awards for innovation from the San Francisco Business Times, and awards from the State of California, the County of Alameda and the City of Oakland.

His experience includes being Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Berkeley and directing the Livable Communities Initiative at the East Bay Community Foundation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development at UC Berkeley. Ed was Program Director at Urban Strategies Council, an anti-poverty think-tank, and was the Founding Executive Director of Brighter Beginnings, a maternal and child health organization. Ed received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977.

Industry Experience

Non profit; government; sustainability

Universities Mentored For

Indian School of Business; Stanford University; UC Berkeley; University of Washington

Ed Church

Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship

Berkeley, California

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