Renata Manning-Gbogbo currently serves as the director of the Grant Financing Department at NADB, which manages the infrastructure grant programs, including the Project Development Assistance Program (PDAP) and Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), both funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the Community Assistance Program (CAP) funded with NADB resources.
In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the development, certification and implementation of environmental infrastructure projects financed with grants; managing and promoting the grant programs; and coordinating with all project stakeholders. Renata has worked with NADB since 2002 when she joined its sister institution, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), where she held several positions including director of projects, project manager, strategic planning manager and senior policy advisor.
From 2002-1992, Renata worked for Doña Ana County, New Mexico, located adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. Her experience in local government included management of state and federal grant programs and capital improvement projects related to strategic planning for economically-distressed communities; development and construction management of community facilities, such as parks, senior centers and health facilities; and development of a new county-wide water utility, which included grant funding support from NADB.
Renata has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.