Margot Kenney

Director of Business Development - San Francisco

My family designed and built an off-grid rental house on Block Island, RI in 1991. During the off-season we would work on it, so I grew up power washing solar panels, and working with batteries. As a child, it made perfect sense that buildings should use energy from the sun. Years later, when the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States was installed, Block Island continued to lead in climate innovation. This, coupled with a 'biophilic childhood,' instilled a passion for stewardship – each day at AEI I get to live the dream and practice my values.”

Margot, LEED Green Associate, is the Director of Business Development in our San Francisco office, covering partnerships, project pursuits, and strategic initiatives across Northern California. She has been working at the intersection of decarbonization, water stewardship, and innovation in the built environment for over a decade. She loves building cohesive, creative teams comprised of like-minded industry leaders to tackle complex projects that positively impact society, regenerate the natural world, and advance humankind. Her curiosity, integrity, and openness are integral to creating and maintaining lasting relationships with industry partners. "Be curious, not judgmental" is a code she lives by.

Margot has a B.A in Latin American studies, and serves on the board of Friends of Casa Generación, a 501 (c) (3) that provides housing, education, and resources to protect street children and teens in Lima, Peru. She is also on the board of the CARE Group, and sits on Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Sustainability Committee, and CoreNet NorCal’s Mentorship Committee. When she's not attending industry events, Margot enjoys spending time with her family, and their dog, Baxter.