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Michelle Carr

Council Member

Council Member

Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen Climate Innovations

Evergreen Climate Innovations
Chicago, IL
United States


Michelle Carr is the Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Climate Innovations, an organization dedicated to rapidly decarbonizing the way we live by finding, funding and growing climate technology in the Greater Midwest. She brings years of executive, operating and fundraising experience in the financial, environmental and climate technology sectors. 

Prior to leading Evergreen, Michelle was the Illinois Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) a global science-based nonprofit founded in 1951 through grassroots action. While at TNC, Carr made marked progress in bridging the gap between conservation and economic decisions to influence solutions at a regional and global scale. Prior to TNC, Michelle was an advisor with Goldman Sachs for 16 years where her clients included entrepreneurs, chief executive officers, families, foundations and endowments.

Carr graduated from St. Louis University with a B.A. in history and economics and holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. From 2008 through 2012, she was a member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee and she currently serves on the boards of the Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern and the Cook County Land Bank. Carr is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and lives in the city with her husband and three children.