Sean M. McGinnis

Sean McGinnis has contributed nearly a decade to national environmental policy initiatives. Combining his experience in corporate banking with environmental consulting, his focus is innovative and alternative approaches to critical infrastructure investment, market-based environmental solutions, and corporate sustainability.

Prior to joining COEFFICIENT, Sean worked with former U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Marianne Horinko as Director of The Horinko Group, an environmental consulting firm operating at the intersection of policy, science, and communications. An advocate for market-based and alternative strategies to infrastructure development, he led the firm’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) practice. He recently co-authored, Public-Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Water Resource Recovery Utility Energy Projectspublished by the Water Resource Foundation to help communities better achieve their energy and sustainability objectives through performance-based P3s. 

Sean also oversaw the development and execution of The Horinko Group’s highly regarded executive stakeholder forums on behalf of its public-private clients.  Roundtable workshops and larger policy discussion summits convened thought leaders, practitioners, and decision-makers to deconstruct issues ranging from reprioritizing EPA’s Superfund program, to enhancing supply chain chemical communication and transparency, and evaluating alternative financing mechanisms for water infrastructure. 

Earlier in his career, Sean was an International Credit Portfolio Manager for The Northern Trust Company, a global leader in investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions. He was initially recruited into Northern’s prestigious, enterprise-wide GOLD (Global Opportunities and Leadership Development) Program.  Drawing on his international financial services experience and leveraging his passion for environmental initiatives, Sean previously served as Treasurer for the Water Resources Action Project, Inc., a non-profit seeking to improve public health in the Middle East through greater water stewardship and education.

Sean received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from the College of Business at University of Illinois and his Masters in Natural Resources from the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability at Virginia Tech University.