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T4CI Adds Two New Board Members: Welcome, Sam Goldman and Ryan Cabinte!

T4CI is delighted to welcome not one but two new additions to our board: Ryan Cabinte and Sam Goldman. They join six other members of the board, rounding out the board’s collective expertise in all matters related to conservation.


Ryan Cabinte is excited to draw on his experience as a strategic consultant and legal adviser to numerous social entrepreneurs and sustainability ventures in providing his insight to the T4CI board. Ryan is currently the Associate Dean of the MPA and Dual Degree Programs at Presidio, also teaching Market Failure and the Regulatory Environment in both degree programs. His academic areas of interest include innovations in corporate structure, law and governance as well as novel approaches to moving capital to mission-driven organizations. Before Presidio, Ryan worked with the Amada Group, an impact investing private equity firm focused on sustainable businesses. He also worked for almost ten years as an environmental and corporate litigator. Ryan is a graduate of Yale University, Boston University School of Law, and Presidio Graduate School.


Sam GoldmanĀ brings experience in environmental consultancy, electoral campaigns, and land conservation and T4CI is incredibly pleased to have him join the board. Sam has been the California Program Director for the Conservation Lands Foundation since 2011. Previously, Sam coordinated California wilderness campaigns for the Wilderness Society for four years. He worked to help pass the Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which protected 2.2 million acres of wilderness across the country. Sam is active in the Jewish community and serves on the board of Wilderness Torah and is a member of the Wexner Heritage Program. A graduate of Bates College and Green Corps, field school for environmental organizing, Sam is an avid backcountry skier, hiker, and loves exploring remote regions of California and the West.


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Working with TCI has been great - it's my first time being an executive director, and it's been nice having a steady hand on the wheel to help with back office issues and allow me to focus on building the program.

Kurt Shickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance