Brian Yeoman, C40 City Director for Houston, acts as a liaison and directly assists the city of Houston on projects focused on issues such as energy efficiency, transportation, sustainability, and waste management.“The original dream was to place in each of the world’s forty cities, a person such as myself with some level of technical experience, to serve as the relationship manager and help cities do large-scale environmental projects”. Prior to becoming involved with the Clinton Climate Initiative and subsequently the C40 organization, Yeoman acted as the Chief Facilities and Procurement Officer for the University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston where he became an early adopter of sustainability practices. Under his tenure, the first Houston LEED gold building was built. After a brief attempt at retirement, Yeoman was recruited by the Houston Advanced Research Center to create a green building team to work on projects across the nation. Due to his vast experience and relationships with both the public and private sector, Yeoman was chosen to head CCI and now C40 initiatives in the city of Houston, aiding in then-Mayor Bill White’s and current Mayor Annise Parker’s goal of transforming Houston from the “energy capital to the energy conservation capital”.