Mr. Eckel is President, CEO and Chairman of Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), the first clean energy REIT and a leading investor in sustainable infrastructure, including energy efficiency and renewable energy assets. With an investment thesis that superior risk-adjusted returns will be achieved by investing on the right side of the climate change line, Hannon Armstrong has been a leader in measuring and tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and invests only when incremental GHG emissions are neutral to negative. Mr. Eckel has led Hannon Armstrong in the role of President and CEO since 2000, and was also with the firm from 1985 to 1989. Previously, he held senior executive positions as CEO of EnergyWorks, LLC and Wärtsilä Power Development.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy, as a member of the Ceres President’s Council, and on the Johns Hopkins Environmental, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute’s advisory council. Mr. Eckel has over 30 years of experience in structuring, executing and operating energy and infrastructure investments. Mr. Eckel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1980 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, in 1981.