DC Green Bank

Brandi Colander

Brandi Colander is Chief Sustainability Officer at WestRock Company, where she leads the development and execution of a strategy to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to customers around the world. Prior to joining WestRock, Brandi was a Principal at The Raben Group, supporting clients by advancing their policy and strategy needs, as well as Head of External Relations with Charter Communications creating diverse partnerships and philanthropic investments. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior advancing policy and regulations for the nation’s four energy development bureaus as well as Deputy General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to her federal service, Brandi was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Brandi earned her Master of Environmental Management at Yale University, J.D. from Vermont Law School, and Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning from University of Virginia.