Management Team

Connecticut Green Bank Leadership Team

Bryan Garcia
President and CEO

Bryan Garcia, President and CEOBryan Garcia is the president and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank the nation’s first state-level green bank. The green bank model demonstrates how smarter use of public resources can attract more private investment in the green economy reducing the burden of energy costs on households and businesses, creating jobs in local communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change. With its message of “inclusive prosperity,” the Connecticut Green Bank won the “Innovations in American Government Awards” in 2017 by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – read Inclusive Prosperity and the Green Economy.

Before joining the Green Bank, Garcia was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Garcia led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society. There he was co-editor of two publications Carbon Finance: Environmental Market Solutions to Climate Change and Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection. Prior to Yale, he served as Connecticut’s Climate Change Coordinator where he supported the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. Early in his career, he was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer specializing in NGO capacity building and environmental education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Bryan is the Co-Chair of the Financing Solutions Working Group of the State Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEEAction Network), on the advisory boards of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut School of Engineering, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Institute for Sustainable Communities and recently joined the Board of Directors of Sustainable Connecticut.

He holds a B.S. degree in political economy of natural resources from U.C. Berkeley, M.P.A. in public and non-profit administration and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, and an M.E.M. degree from Yale University.

Craig Connolly
Managing Director, Marketing

Craig has over 20 years experience in product marketing, branding and business development in fields as diverse as managed care, wholesale apparel and retail. Prior to the Green Bank, Craig was the director of marketing for Nurtur Health, a division of the national Medicaid company, Centene Corp.

As a marketing director for Aetna, Inc., Craig successfully rebranded the company’s Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Program business, helping them grow to the second largest EAP in the country.

In addition to his strategic marketing experience, Craig spent several years at the Connecticut General Assembly as a legislative aide and press secretary. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Mackey Dykes
Vice President Commercial and Industrial Programs

Mackey Dykes, Vice President Commercial and Industrial ProgramsMackey joined the Connecticut Green Bank in 2012, where he leads the Commercial and Industrial Programs. In that role, through programs such as C-PACE, he helps commercial and industrial building owners, non-profits, schools and hospitals access affordable capital for clean energy projects. Before taking over the Commercial and Industrial portfolio in 2016, he served as the Green Bank’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, he helped lead the transformation, development and implementation of the Green Bank’s clean energy financing mission as well as running its day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Connecticut Green Bank, Mackey was the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Energy. He has also held leadership positions in several political campaigns. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

Brian Farnen
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Brian Farnen, General Counsel and Chief Legal OfficerAs General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Connecticut Green Bank, the nation’s first green bank, Brian directs all legal, legislative and regulatory affairs. Brian was an attorney with the AmLaw 100 law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge before accepting a position with Sikorsky Aircraft as a senior attorney. Here, Brian provided legal counsel for the majority of Sikorsky’s strategic international sales campaigns and oversaw all global environmental, health and safety legal matters. Brian’s past state government experience includes time spent as a regional director for the Department of Economic and Community Development and a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Barry Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Brian was named a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2013. Brian taught “Law and Society” as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, is a board member of the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association and he is a former member of the CT Judicial Review Counsel.

Brian obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut. He went on to earn both his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut School of Law and School of Business, respectively.

Bert Hunter
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, Bert leads the finance team’s development of new and innovative financing programs that attract more private capital to scale-up the state’s clean energy investments, including energy efficiency, renewables and alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure.

Bert was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Capital, Ltd, an investment bank focused on commercial aircraft finance and investment in U.S. electric power generation. He was accountable for all financial control and served as the company’s senior risk officer, overseeing all extensions of credit and investment of the firm’s capital. Prior to Spectrum, Bert was the treasurer of the international leasing company of Chemical Bank, where he managed the funding for a billion-dollar portfolio of aircraft and equipment loans and leases outside the United States.

Bert is an alumnus, a former Trustee and former member of the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University (BS) and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jane Murphy
Vice President of Finance and Administration

As Vice President of Finance and Administration, Jane is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting and cash management, as well as the accounting operations of Connecticut Green Bank.

Previously, Jane served as the Green Bank’s Controller for the past three years. During that time, she automated the financial reporting process with the implementation of a cloud based general ledger. She built a dashboard reporting structure that immediately puts financial results in the hands of the executive team.

Prior to joining the Green Bank, Jane held various roles at Aetna including Statutory and GAAP Accounting, Expense Management, Internal Audit, International Accounting and Consolidations, National Accounts Planning and Forecasting and was the CFO of Aetna Student Health. She was selected to participate in Aetna’s Accountant’s Development rotational program. Jane has been on implementation teams for three general ledgers and two expense reporting systems.

Jane earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting and an MBA in Investment Finance from the University of Hartford. She has passed the CPA Exam and is an associate member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Selya Price
Director, Infrastructure Programs

Selya oversees the Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP) which provides upfront rebates and performance-based incentives for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Prior to RSIP, Selya served in two roles since joining the Green Bank in 2010, including implementation of technology innovation programs for pre-commercial, clean energy technologies, and leading CT’s first participation in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge to address solar PV soft cost issues. Before joining the Green Bank, Selya was a Senior Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Washington D.C. focusing on analysis and research for the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program. Selya has a BS in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MA in Mathematics from the City College of New York.

Eric Shrago
Managing Director, Operations

Eric is responsible for the general management of the operations of the Green Bank. This includes the organization’s strategic planning, impact assessment, and evaluation, measurement, & verification as well as the administration, human resources, and technology functions.

Prior to joining the Connecticut Green Bank, Eric worked in management consulting, advising clients in the financial services and energy sectors on operations, regulation, and strategy. Eric started his career and spent 9 years working at Goldman Sachs in the US and Asia.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Global Energy Markets and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.