Casey R. Pickett is Director of the Carbon Charge. He recently served as Director of Innovation for Connecticut’s Economic Development department, where he designed and developed CTNext, a public-private partnership to build networks, accelerate growth for innovative companies, and attract top talent to Connecticut’s cities. Casey holds an MBA and a Master’s of Environmental Management from Yale. In graduate school he co-founded a startup natural beverage company bottling maple sap to raise the value of healthy forests. Prior to Yale, he was Sustainability Engineer for Turner Construction Company, an organizer for Dean for America, and co-founder of a sustainability think-and-do tank. He earned his B.A. from Oberlin.