Marina Badoian-Kriticos

Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs

Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs at HARC where she also serves as the Senior Program Advisor to Texas PACE Authority. Her research focuses on the intersection of energy, climate, resilience, natural resource policy and program adoption and implementation, and strategies that advance environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) integration and sustainability performance.

Prior to joining HARC, Ms. Badoian-Kriticos worked at the Institute for Market Transformation. In this role she served as City Energy Project Senior Advisor to the City of Houston and provided support and expertise to develop programs and policies which lead to a healthier and more prosperous city. Ms. Badoian-Kriticos also served as Sustainability Director for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) where she drove sustainability initiatives through a global organization and developed tools for market innovation.

Ms. Badoian-Kriticos received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown. She is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy C3E Education & Advocacy Award. She also serves as co-chair of the ULI Houston Urban Resilience and Sustainability Committee, and is a board member of the USGBC Gulf Coast and IFMA Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Council.

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