Ian Kline is the architect of the strategic vision through which Cadmus has continually expanded its services and capabilities to provide comprehensive support to help its clients address critical and highly complex challenges. Under Ian’s leadership, Cadmus has quadrupled in size.
During this time, Cadmus has become a vanguard firm in the areas of energy resource integration and energy programs; safety, security, and resilience; climate; high performance buildings and plants; sustainable transportation; and infrastructure management and finance. The company has also enhanced its long-held reputation for technical excellence in the areas of drinking water, water quality, and social marketing and outreach.
Ian retains a deep technical understanding across the firm’s many practices. He is a nationally recognized expert in the development and implementation of major public health and environmental protection programs at the national and state levels, and he has an extensive background in performing regulatory and policy analyses for many public, private, and nonprofit organizations. He also serves as a senior technical advisor in the areas of climate change and sustainability.
Ian joined Cadmus in 1995 as an associate, was named a principal in 1999, and became a vice president in 2000. He became president in 2005 and CEO in 2007. He holds a master’s in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Comprehensive Executive Leadership Program.
Ian serves on the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group, a private sector working group focused on climate adaptation and resilience, announced in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s Climate Resilience Initiative. He serves on the Alumni Advisory Board—Sustainability for Cornell University and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of The Nature Generation and a member of the Board of DC SCORES.