Heather Zichal
Heather Zichal

Heather Zichal, who was CEO of the American Clean Power Assn, is joining JPMorgan Chase as global head of sustainability on Oct. 20.

She’s helmed the ACP for two years and helped advocate for the passing of the infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act, which will provide a major boost for the clean power sector.

Under her leadership, ACP membership grew to 750 companies and revenues doubled.

JC Sandberg, chief advocacy officer, is now interim CEO, and Jason Clark is the interim president responsible for day-to-day operations.

Executive search firm Russell Reynolds is handling the hunt for Zichal’s successor.

Prior to joining the ACP, Zichal served in the Obama administration (deputy assistant to the president for clean energy & climate change), worked as VP of corporate engagement for the Nature Conservancy and was executive director of the Blue Prosperity Coalition.

JPMorgan, in 2021 pledged to invest $2.5T over a ten-year period to address climate change and spur sustainable development.