Manager of External Affairs
Wil Fisher is Manager of External Affairs at Rise Light & Power, where he fosters strong and lasting relationships with community stakeholders. He has dedicated his career to building a stronger and more resilient New York City, working with communities and coalitions to advance important projects related to climate-change adaptation.
Before joining Rise Light & Power, Wil worked in New York City government, serving as Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he negotiated public approvals for $1 billion in real estate, community development, and capital construction projects. Notably, he directed public engagement efforts for Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency, a suite of capital projects and master plans that will protect New Yorkers from the impacts of climate change. Wil previously worked on Hurricane Sandy reconstruction at the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, managing special projects such as reconstruction of attached homes and workforce development.
Wil holds an undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University in Political Science and Latin American Studies, and is an alum of New York City’s Urban Fellows program.