Erin M. Blanton is an executive director at GTI, where she leads the methane emissions mitigation solutions strategy and is building out a new program focused on the role of natural gas infrastructure in a net-zero future. She was formerly a senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she led the Natural Gas Research Initiative and spearheaded the center’s ESG research. Before joining the center, Blanton spent 16 years at Medley Global Advisors, an independent macro policy research firm, where she was a managing director and led natural gas and renewable coverage. Her clients consisted of the world’s leading hedge funds, asset managers, and investment banks. She is currently an advisory board member for Kimmeridge Energy Management's Carbon Solutions Fund. Blanton holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor of arts in economics from Cornell University.