Bo Delp

Bo Delp

Job Quality Fellow, Class of 2022-23, Economic Opportunities Program

Executive Director, Texas Climate Jobs Project

Bo Delp is the executive director of Texas Climate Jobs Project, a statewide nonprofit advancing a pro-worker, pro-climate agenda to build the Texas labor movement. For nearly a decade, Bo has worked to support strategic organizing by helping secure more than a dozen municipal and county policies and organizing victories, including the first paid sick time ordinance in the South and the first Responsible Bidder Ordinance in Texas. Most recently, Bo directed strategic research and political efforts for UNITE HERE Local 23, the 18,000-person hospitality workers’ union stretching across the South from Washington, DC, to Texas. Before that, Bo served as the Better Builder Program & Policy Director for Workers Defense Project, a 501(c)3 committed to improving working conditions for low-wage immigrant construction workers in Texas. He previously served in the Obama Administration as assistant press secretary at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Bo earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and his master’s and Ph.D. from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

Bo is a member of the Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2022-23. To learn more about the Job Quality Fellows, visit

The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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