Mark Glick is Administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, a post he has held since October of 2011. As Administrator, Glick leads Hawaii’s internationally regarded clean energy transformation and innovation efforts. Some highlights of his tenure include passage of the nation’s first 100 percent renewable portfolio standard (RPS), exceeding Hawaii’s interim 2015 targets for Hawaii’s RPS and energy efficiency portfolio standard, and leading the nation for four consecutive years in the per capita value of energy savings performance contracts.
Glick served as senior advisor to the Texas Land Commissioner from 1987 to 1991, when he played a decisive role in passage of amendments to the Texas Clean Air Act and similar provisions in the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. For the next decade, Glick was a successful small business owner focused on reducing urban air pollution in the U.S. and abroad in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute, Petrobangla, Southern California Gas Company, Pacific Gas & Electric, Transco, Southern Union Gas Company and the New York City Department of Transportation.
Returning to the public sector in 2003, Glick headed operations and economic development for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 2003 to 2010. Glick is Vice Chair of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority and serves on the Boards of the National Association of State Energy Officers, the Washington Place Foundation, and previously as three-term Chair of the Executive Committee of the Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club. Glick has a Master of Science, Public Management & Policy from Carnegie‐Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Lamar University.