City Strategist, American Cities Climate Challenge
Eloisa Portillo-Morales works with six cities to advance their climate goals for ACCC. She has over 13 years of expertise working in municipal government, where she developed and implemented a wide range of sustainability and climate plans, programs and policies. Before joining NRDC, Portillo-Morales served as deputy chief sustainability officer for the city of San Antonio and was a key architect in the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. She also co-chaired the Urban Sustainability Directors Network’s Member of Color Peer Support Initiative and assisted in the development of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellowship program. Prior to that, she worked as a sustainability engineer for the city of El Paso and served on the state board of U.S. Green Building Council-Texas. Portillo-Morales earned a degree in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is based in San Antonio, Texas.