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Environmental Leader Gina McCarthy Joins Pegasus Capital as Operating Advisor


Former United States EPA Chief Gina McCarthy is joining private equity
firm Pegasus Capital Advisors as an Operating Advisor, announced the
firm today.

McCarthy spent her 30-year career in public service focused on
environmental protection and public health. Her leadership and
perseverance has led to federal, state, and local actions on critical
environmental issues, and her significant accomplishments include action
to advance environmental, clean energy, public transportation and public
health goals consistent with a growing economy in New England and across
the United States.

"Gina has significant experience and expertise that fits very well with
the two sectors that Pegasus focuses on, namely Sustainability and
Wellness," said Pegasus Founding Partner and Chairman Craig Cogut. "Gina
adds to our deep and accomplished team of operating and strategic
advisors, a key factor in Pegasus' success as one of the leading middle
market private equity firms in these sectors."

"Pegasus has by far the most talented group of operating and strategic
advisors that I'm aware of working in the Sustainability and Wellness
sectors, and I look forward to joining the team," said McCarthy. "I'm
excited to put my public service and academic experience to use in the
private sector, which is increasingly where most innovation is

From 2013 – 2017, McCarthy served as Administrator of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama. As
Administrator, McCarthy was the nation's leading advocate for
common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment.
Willing to take bold action, Administrator McCarthy achieved notable
success by finalizing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) which set the first
national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for fossil-fuel
fired power plants. The CPP demonstrated the United States strong
commitment to climate action, sparking broad international support for
adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. Under her leadership, EPA also
finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect rivers and streams that 117
million Americans rely on for their source of drinking water.

Prior to her role as EPA Administrator, McCarthy held the position of
Assistant Administrator in EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.
Previously, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut
Department of Environmental Protection, where she began an initiative
called "No Child Left Inside" to introduce families to the natural world
by visiting state parks, and she helped design and implement the
nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation's first
cap and trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for power
plants. She has also held senior positions in Massachusetts, serving
five governors, including Deputy Secretary of the Office of Commonwealth
Development and Undersecretary for Policy for the Executive Office of
Environmental Affairs.

Since leaving the Obama Administration, McCarthy has been serving as a
fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics
and as the Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard's T.H. Chan
School of Public Health.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University
of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in
Environmental Health Engineering, Planning and Policy from Tuft's

A native of Massachusetts, McCarthy lives in the Greater Boston area
with her husband and spends as much time as she can with her three
children Daniel, Maggie, and Julie.

About Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.

Pegasus is a private equity firm founded and led by Craig Cogut. Since
inception in 1996, Pegasus has invested across five private equity funds
and currently manages approximately $1.9 billion in assets. The Firm's
principal investment theme is providing strategic growth capital to
companies within the middle-market that are focused on global resource
scarcity, particularly energy, waste, food, water as well as on health &
wellness related companies.

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