Ben Machol manages the Clean Energy and Climate Change Office for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. Prior to that, he served as the region’s Senior Energy Advisor. In his 20 years at the agency, Ben served in several different capacities, including Guam Program Manager, where he worked on the development of innovative infrastructure finance opportunities for U.S. island territories. Ben also worked with U.S. and Mexican officials to develop water and wastewater infrastructure along our border region. Ben is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a master’s degree in environmental engineering, and bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, both from UC Berkeley.