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Susan Nickey

Susan D. Nickey

Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer

Susan Nickey is executive vice president and chief client officer of HASI (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate solutions. She joined HASI as managing director in 2014 and is responsible for leading the business development team and managing client relationships with clean energy and engineering companies to drive new and recurring programmatic investments and strategic partnerships. She also leads a team charged with advancing issues that support HASI’s clean energy thought leadership and climate policy agenda.

Prior to joining HASI, she founded and served as chief executive officer of Threshold Power. Prior to Threshold, Ms. Nickey was the chief financial officer of ACCIONA Energy North America from 2007-2010 and was a managing director of investment banking in the project finance group of Mesirow Financial before that. Previously a member of the board of directors for the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Ms. Nickey currently serves as chair of the board of the American Clean Power Association. Ms. Nickey is a frequent speaker at renewable energy events, particularly on topics related to capital markets and financing trends for clean energy, including wind, solar, and storage.

Ms. Nickey has received numerous accolades for her significant influence and impactful contributions in the renewable energy industry. These recognitions include the Tamarindo Wind Power List (2023), AWAW North American Power List (2018-2022), AWAW Women’s Power List (2021), Environment+Energy Top 100 (2021), and being named Woman of the Year by The Cleanie Awards (2020). Ms. Nickey holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University.