Dallas-Based EarthX Expands Global Reach With New Director of International Relations

EarthX, an international nonprofit committed to environmental awareness and education, has hired Juan Uriburu Quintana to strengthen its global mission and build partnerships in Latin America, in line with CEO Nathan Loftice's efforts to promote sustainability worldwide.

An Argentine attorney specializing in public finance and energy projects has been hired as EarthX director of international relations.

Juan Uriburu Quintana will focus on Latin America, EarthX Chief Executive Officer Nathan Loftice announced.

CEO and President Loftice said that upon assuming his position last summer, he immediately started recruiting experienced professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of the earth for future generations.

Loftice expressed his pride in naming Quintana to EarthX, as well as acknowledging other key team members.

“Not only am I proud to introduce Juan, but I want to continue to give shoutouts to Kyle Sumsion, our chief operating officer; Alyxes Martinez, our director of operations; and Dr. Sid Thurston, our vice president of global solutions and technology,” he said in a statement.

Loftice noted that the entire team works together to tackle sustainability challenges, and they’re also gearing up to participate in the upcoming EarthX Expo in Dallas from April 19-23. This event provides a platform for the team to showcase their efforts and engage with like-minded individuals and organizations committed to sustainability.

According to Loftice, Juan’s collaboration and partnership achievements are exceptional. As an international non-profit organization, EarthX depends on establishing connections worldwide to guarantee a sustainable environment for present and future generations. Loftice says he believes Quintana will help the organization achieve its goals.

“His ethics, honesty, and respectful ways in which he works with his team members and interacts with Latin America and business leaders are so appreciated,” Loftice said.

Strategic location and experience

Loftice said that Quintana’s location in Washington, D.C., gives the nonprofit “constant interactions with embassies, consulates, multilateral organizations, international chambers of commerce, and other foreign government representatives in the U.S. capital city.

EarthX said that Quintana has facilitated crucial investments (including green bonds issuance) between Latin American and Asian countries and sub-national actors, such as states and provinces. Quintana has significant experience advising state-owned enterprises across Latin America in energy projects such as biofuels, solar power plants, wind farms, and hydroelectric dams, as well as transportation issues such as freight railways and mining projects such as lithium salts.

Juan Uriburu Quintana of EarthX via LinkedIn

Juan Uriburu Quintana of EarthX via LinkedIn

“Making a positive difference in our communities around the world is truly my goal,” Quintana said in a statement. “Asia and Latin America are two of the world’s three major biodiversity landscapes I have worked in. By engaging strategic actors from these regions, EarthX’s international outreach initiatives—such as our presence at COP 27 in Egypt last November and COP 15 in Canada last December—amplify our collective efforts to strike a balance between biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, to enhance carbon capture, increase climate resilience, protect biodiversity, and improve local livelihoods.”

A subsidiary brand of Earth Day Texas Inc., EarthX was founded in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) to support Earth Day celebrations in Dallas.

EarthX has grown into an international nonprofit and global environmental organization with a mission dedicated to environmental awareness, education, and inspiring passion in people and organizations to take action toward a more sustainable future.

EarthX said it envisions becoming the leading global connector and environmental forum, using its three assets of Expo, Film, and television to advance its goals.

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