Tate Rider joined the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in May 2009 as Senior Project Manager for Renewable Energy. Tate serves as the point person for renewable energy issues, policies, and private sector inquiries for New York City. Tate also works closely with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability on implementing the renewable energy initiatives outlined in PlaNYC, the comprehensive sustainability plan for New York City's future.
Prior to NYCEDC, Tate worked on the economic development team in the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Los Angeles) as the Technology Sector Liaison. In that role, Tate worked primarily on clean technology business development and helped form Clean Tech Los Angeles, a partnership between government, business, and academia. Tate also served as an advisor to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where he negotiated university partnerships for R&D and managed the planning phase of a clean technology research center.
Tate earned his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles.