(The following excerpt is taken from this piece that was originally published on March 20, 2017 on DePauw News & Media’s site.)
Jesse Kharbanda leads Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization, overseeing the Hoosier Environmental Council’s strategic and program development, legislative initiatives, operations, and fundraising.
HEC is focused on three core initiatives: clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and 21st century transportation systems. Kharbanda has made it a priority of HEC to build bridges with groups that may not have been as engaged with the organization in the past, such as the business community and faith-based groups.
His decade-long involvement in Indiana legislative matters began in 2006 while at the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Kharbanda has been named to the “Forty Under 40″ list by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2011, was recognized as the sole Indianapolis-based community leader named to Delta Omega, the national public health honorary, in 2010, and won the Hulman Health Achievement Award for Public Policy Advocacy in 2015. He has graduate degrees from Oxford University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago.