Matt Chadsey

Executive Director and Program Director for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Matt Chadsey has over 30 years of experience navigating the interface between critical environmental issues, a balanced economy, and truly resilient communities. Matt’s career has spanned challenges from global ozone depletion to estuary protection and wetland restoration. He has extensive experience as a management consultant helping businesses find innovative, practical solutions.

Since joining Earth Economics in 2014, Matt has led our community resilience and benefit-cost programs. In 2016, Matt assumed the role of Executive Director. He pioneered our engagement as a Platform Partner with the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, providing ecosystem services valuations and consulting for participating cities worldwide. Matt provided training and consultation for over 300 participants in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's National Resilience Academies. He has also helped clients value their natural resources to improve planning and governance in Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas. The goal of this work is to identify and value the enormous unrealized contribution that the environment provides to the local economy and communities. A healthy environment is critical to community resilience and equity.




July 2015 – Holistic Benefit Cost Analysis, National Disaster Resilience Competition Resilience Academy, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO

December 2015 – Holistic Benefit-Cost Analysis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2015 Interagency Flood Risk Management Workshop, Southbridge, MA

April 2016 – Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services are Critical to a Robust and Resilient Local Economy, Pima County Association of Governments, Tucson, AZ

April 2016 – Natural Capital and Ecosystem Service Basics, Santa Cruz River Research Days, Tucson, AZ

June 2017 - How to Use Ecological Economics to Quantify the Benefits of Healthy Ecosystems, Washington Stormwater Center, Puyallup, WA