Venture Smarter adds talent to prioritize energy and resilience

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH - CINCINNATI, OH - Venture Smarter continues to add talent to the growing organization committed to accelerating the development of smart cities, regions, and industries. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with remote operations in New York City and Washington, DC.

Alex Hurley has joined Venture Smarter’s Cincinnati, OH team as a Junior Vice President of Operations with a special focus on Energy and Resilience. Alex recently completed a Master of Science in Environmental Studies degree from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University in Athens.

Alex Hurley  (JVP Operations,  Venture Smarter ; Chair, Energy and Resilience, 2018  Smart Regions Conference )

Alex Hurley (JVP Operations, Venture Smarter; Chair, Energy and Resilience, 2018 Smart Regions Conference)

Alex will help grow an Energy and Resilience practice that is dedicated to supporting governments, businesses, and universities within the Venture Smarter ecosystem that are researching, building, funding, and/or deploying solutions in the space.

“I am thrilled to join Venture Smarter and look forward to taking part in building the future with such an impressive group of colleagues and partners.”

Venture Smarter’s team comes from the White House, US Congress, State Department, and leading technology companies. Its leadership includes Mitchell Kominsky, former lead counsel of the Senate Technology and Transportation Committee; Rhonda Binda, former White House policy official; and Zack Huhn, a Cincinnati-native that has been named a top 51 global leader in smart cities two consecutive years by the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Foundation.

Venture Smarter helps its partners launch, manage, and grow smart public-private-partnerships, programs, projects, and initiatives. The young company is engaged and/or partnered with organizations ranging from federal agencies to local partners such as the Cincinnati 2030 Sustainability District, the University of Cincinnati, and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, to name a few. Alex will play a leading role in helping local, regional, and national partners build better places to live, work, and visit with a focus on resilience, energy, and impact.

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