Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Hunter Hill announced that Judy Adler has been selected as the new Water Resources Division director, effective Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

GEFA’s Water Resources Division supports the development of water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure projects, which help protect the environment, facilitate economic development, accommodate population growth, and safeguard public health.

Prior to joining GEFA, Adler served as vice president, head of global sustainability for Gap Inc., a global company including the Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy brands. She also served as president of the Gap Foundation. Adler directed corporate strategy and operations for environmental sustainability and social impact with a focus on water stewardship, clean energy and climate solutions, women’s empowerment, enabling opportunity, responsible sourcing, corporate giving, environmental policy, and ESG reporting.

Adler previously served as a president and senior program officer at Turner Foundation Inc., a program manager and senior engineer at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division, and a project manager and engineer at Metcalf and Eddy (now AECOM).

Adler earned her bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. She also has earned her professional engineering license, certified energy manager, and LEED Green Associate certifications.