Ken Pulido joins Vermont Housing Finance Agency as director of energy finance

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Sat, 01/15/2022 - 8:46pm -- ken@vermontbiz.com
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The Vermont Housing Finance Agency has named Ken Pulido of South Burlington, VT, to the newly created role of director of energy finance. For the past year, Pulido has been consulting with the VHFA on its Weatherization Repayment Assistance Program, an initiative to design an innovative payment mechanism that will allow more Vermonters to participate in comprehensive home weatherization projects.

In his new position, Pulido will continue his work on WRAP and lead the organization’s broader activities in the energy finance area, including working with other state agencies, nonprofits, utilities and others to develop financing structures and programs for a range of new energy initiatives.

"Ken’s expertise has been invaluable in getting WRAP started," said Executive Director Maura Collins. "We are delighted that he has joined the agency in our efforts to help Vermont reach its energy and climate goals.”

Pulido has worked as both a banker and developer in the energy and finance sectors, including most recently as a consultant working with Vermont utilities on decarbonization efforts. He is also a member of the South Burlington Energy Committee. Pulido is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and holds an MBA from Stanford University.

The VHFA is a nonprofit agency created in 1974 by the Vermont Legislature to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its inception, the agency has helped approximately 29,000 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of approximately 8,800 affordable rental apartments.