Dominick Grant brings extensive experience in land-based investing and agriculture to the Board
HARTFORD, CT (December 7, 2021) – The Connecticut Green Bank proudly announces Governor Lamont’s appointment of Dominick Grant to its Board of Directors. Mr. Grant is Director of Investment for Dirt Capital Partners, a company that invests in farmland in partnership with farmers throughout the Northeast United States, promoting farmers’ land access and security.
“We appreciate Governor Lamont’s appointment of Dominick to our Board,” said Green Bank Board Chairwoman Lonnie Reed. “Dominick’s experience in land conservation finance and investing in working lands, such as sustainable farms, aligns with the Green Bank’s expanded scope on environmental infrastructure to further build our state’s green economy.”
Mr. Grant has worked extensively in land-based investing, including seven years at BioCarbon Group, a global private-equity impact investment firm backed by institutional investors. Previously, he worked at Working Lands Investment Partners, a private-equity real asset investment firm specializing in complex projects with value derived from agriculture, timber and ecosystem services.
“It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Lamont to serve on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Green Bank,” said Mr. Grant. “I look forward to supporting the organization as it continues to innovate beyond clean energy to include environmental infrastructure through the lens of finance in order for us to confront climate change.”
Mr. Grant also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Markets and was a lecturer in Forest and Ecosystem Finance at the Yale School of the Environment.
“As the Green Bank’s role expands next year to include environmental infrastructure, which will encompass climate adaptation and resilience, land conservation, parks and recreation, agriculture, water, waste and recycling, and environmental markets, Dominick’s wealth of knowledge in this space will be a tremendous asset to the Connecticut Green Bank,” said Bryan Garcia, President and CEO of the Green Bank. “We welcome him to the Board of Directors and look forward to his guidance as we continue our efforts to confront climate change while ensuring that everyone in Connecticut benefits from the growing green economy.”
In addition to serving on the Connecticut Green Bank’s Board of Directors, Mr. Grant serves on the Board for the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group.
He and his wife operate a small diversified organic farm in Connecticut. He holds an MBA, an M.E.M., and BA with distinction from Yale University.