About - Staff Member - Alexandria McBride
Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice
The Record Player
As Director of Environment and Sustainability, Alexandria joins ITI in directing programs and activities on behalf of the preeminent global companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. She specifically develops and advocates positions on domestic and international policies related to energy efficiency and environmental priorities throughout the full product life-cycle. She currently serves on the Board for the Center of Diversity and the Environment and is the Chair of the NAACP-DC Climate and Environmental Justice Committee.
Prior to ITI, Alexandria coordinated the re-launch of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, an academic hub based at The New School that utilizes design, policy and social justice approaches to solve pressing environmental issues. She was also a manager at The Engine Room, an international NGO using technology and data to support social and environmental causes.
Alexandria was formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Groundswell, a D.C.-based nonprofit aimed at unlocking communities’ economic power to grow sustainability on the local level. As the CFO and Executive Management Team member, Alexandria oversaw the organization’s financial and operational functions and worked closely with program directors to identify and implement systems that improve the efficiency and quality of Groundswell’s impact.
Prior to joining Groundswell, Alexandria worked for ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company in multiple project and operational management roles. While at ExxonMobil, Alexandria collaborated with local government officials and community stakeholders to steward environmental cleanup projects across the Mid-Atlantic United States. She also managed the transfer of environmental responsibility during ExxonMobil’s multimillion dollar divestment of properties in New York and New Jersey. In addition to this work, Alexandria was nominated to support ExxonMobil’s STEM education and diversity efforts.
Alexandria holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environment from Howard University and a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.
Blog Posts by Alexandria McBride
Energy Efficiency Policy for a Digital World
(November 17, 2017)
Last December, following robust negotiations between regulators, NGOs and the private sector, including the tech industry, California became the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that regulates ...
Diversity and Inclusion - Sustainability's Missing Link
(April 18, 2017)
As we approach Earth Day, ITI will join many communities and organizations engaged in discourse relating to the environment this week. While many discussions around town will focus on waste, energy conservation ...