Andy Gurgol is a Conservation Finance Manager with Cities4Forests and WRI's Natural Infrastructure Initiative, where he works to advance the pace and scale of investments in nature-based solutions. In his role, Andy works with municipalities, utilities, impact investors, infrastructure operators, non-profit institutions, businesses, and civil society to develop nature-based solutions investments with a view toward building stronger and more resilient communities and ecosystems.

Andy brings unique perspectives to climate and natural resource management given his experience in the private sector. Prior to joining WRI, Andy served as Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Sempra, an energy infrastructure company based in California. During his time at Sempra, Andy played a key role in helping to re-shape the company's strategy to be focused on climate-action and execute over $35 billion of transactions in support of this shift. Andy also worked at NextEra Energy where he led economic and strategic analyses for over $1.5 billion of renewable energy investments.

Andy graduated from the University of Toledo with a major in Finance.

Andy is based in San Diego, California, and is an avid hiker, traveler, and sports fan.