Jimmy DaukasSenior Program Officer
Jimmy (he/him) advises on AFT’s Smart Solar Initiative to expand solar energy while supporting agriculture and protecting our most productive farmland. He also supports efforts to help farmers, ranchers, and landowners reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and expand renewable energy. He has developed and managed numerous projects across the country developing new policy solutions, creating ecosystem service markets, and field-testing innovations, including the New England Smart Solar Siting Partnership Project, AFT’s support of US Climate Alliance states, and the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project. During his over 20 years with AFT, Jimmy has played key senior roles in national agriculture and climate policy campaigns and served as an executive in programming, communications, and development. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Management degrees from the University of Maryland.