Derek Smith is Executive Director of Resource Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization advancing a resource efficient future for cannabis through facilitating best practices and standards on energy and water efficient cultivation practices.
Before RII, Derek led Clean Energy Works, recognized as one of the most successful American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (“stimulus”) programs. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland, managed operations for a VC-backed start-up and created an award-winning corporate sustainability
program for a national retailer. Derek has testified to the US Senate Energy Committee and briefed the US Secretary of Energy.