#77 Johannes D. Escudero, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Coalition For Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition)
Johannes D. Escudero is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Coalition For Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition). Mr. Escudero founded the RNG Coalition in July, 2011 to provide the renewable natural gas industry with a public policy platform and an advocacy voice. Today, the RNG Coalition’s membership is international and includes leading companies and organizations from each sector of the RNG industry. RNG Coalition members produce more than 90% of the renewable natural gas in North America. Together, the RNG Coalition advocates for the development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas so that present and future generations have access to clean, domestic, renewable fuel and energy supply. Through advocacy and education, the RNG Coalition has successfully expanded and created new RNG markets at the federal, state, provincial and local government levels in the United States and Canada. Mr. Escudero has more than fifteen years of organizational leadership and business development experience, with a diverse background in non-profit management, higher education, politics, governmental, legislative and regulatory affairs. He has a Master’s Degree with honors in Leadership from Hope International University, where he is also an Adjunct Professor. Prior to founding the RNG Coalition, Mr. Escudero served as Legislative Director in the California State Assembly, and served ranking members of the Budget, Transportation, Utilities and Commerce, Natural Resources and Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials committees. Mr. Escudero is an ordained Pastor, and has served as President of Escudero & Associates Inc. since 2008 – a private firm that provides energy related services to clients, including members of the RNG Coalition. Mr. Escudero has been married to his lovely wife Tawni for fifteen years. Together, they have three children, Rori Lane (10 years), Lincoln Brave (6 years) and Jack Love (7 months).