Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Chief Strategist, Sustainable Growth
City of Berkeley

Utilizing her partnership development, stakeholder engagement, project management, facilitation, and research skills, Elizabeth draws on her past cross-sector experience to design city policies and programs to ensure socially and environmentally responsible economic growth. Before joining city government, Elizabeth led IHS Markit’s Economic Strategy Solutions regional competitiveness consulting practice and launched the corporate Sustainable Customer Solutions initiative to help clients leverage IHS’ information, analytics and insight to achieve their own sustainability objectives. In the last decade, Elizabeth has also founded her own consulting firm (Cross Sector Strategies); designed regional industry cluster development strategies at the Economic Competitiveness Group; and advised many business associations, academic institutions, philanthropies, and non-profit organizations on a broad range of economic and workforce development topics.

While her current focus is local, Elizabeth’s work experience spans the globe: she has worked on industry development and policy research projects in multiple US states, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She also understands the importance of integrating rigorous quantitative analysis with the perspective, leadership, and initiative of local stakeholders.