Director, Head of ESG
Lucas is leading and developing Gateway’s newly formed ESG Advisory. He has over 15+ years of experience in Financial Communications, Public Relations, Investor Relations, & Corporate Social Responsibility. He is well integrated into the ESG & CSR Community and will help guide Gateway’s clients in this ever-changing initiative. Lucas also brings vast expertise and insight on vendors representing Communication, IR, & ESG tools.
Prior to Gateway Lucas lead the Agency & Channel team for Nasdaq where he helped develop a strategy for all Nasdaq product lines & services to be represented inside Strategic Communication firms. He has counseled on building similar strategies with various IR & PR vendors. In 2021 Lucas began the process of gaining a Certificate in ESG & Sustainability from UCLA Extension. During that time he worked with 3BL Media, an ESG distribution platform, on setting up streamlined communication to ESG stakeholders for some of the world’s largest Public Relations firms.
Lucas earned his BA in Communication from the University of Arizona. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, 2 rescue dogs, and 1 rescue cat. In his spare time Lucas and his wife advocate for underprivileged communities in Los Angeles, hosting & entertaining family/friends, and cheering on his beloved Arizona Wildcats & East Carolina Pirates.