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Skilled analyst and writer
Ability to absorb, summarize, and present complex thoughts orally or through written material of varying length and detail.  
Strategic market development
Can develop, advocate for, and achieve solutions that open markets for new technologies and services, whether energy technologies including electric vehicles, financial products available to small businesses, or federal government procurement programs. 
Strategic messaging
I am skilled at creating messaging directed at audiences including media, businesses, and policymakers, including drafting op-eds, letters, and fact sheets for private and public consumption.


Innovative financing models for clean energy technology deployment, energy resilient systems, solar energy, energy storage, smart grid, electric vehicles, transit, district energy systems, climate change, security implications of climate change and U.S. energy posture, innovative insurance models that account for effects of climate change and extreme weather.  


Develop and implement strategies that grow businesses specializing in production and deployment of low carbon technologies by capitalizing on policies that incentive investment as a response to extreme weather, natural disasters, and climate change. 

Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Senior Associate, Clean Energy Program

The Pew Charitable Trusts


·Led Pew campaign to strengthen national market for advanced vehicles by securing fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  With policy certainty, U.S. sales of hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) grew 73 percent in 2012. 


·Lead execution of cross-functional strategies to build national renewable energy, PEV, and industrial efficiency technology markets, managing efforts of consultants in 26 states and federal lobbyists in Washington.

·Collaborate with clean energy industry leaders, federal and local elected officials, and nongovernmental stakeholders to advance policy priorities.

·Write economic and national security research documents detailing risks in current U.S. energy posture and opportunities available in growing U.S. clean energy markets, including sections of From Barracks to Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces (2011).

·Build public events and present Pew economic research in partnership with clean energy industry leaders, public and military officials, and non-governmental stakeholders to promote national clean energy policies. 

Sep 2006Dec 2010

Director, Washington, D.C. Office

Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

Select Achievements

·Led execution of strategies that helped Michigan companies secure $1.3 of $2.4 billion in competitive grants for advanced battery manufacturing provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

·Conducted analysis of Detroit auto manufacturer bankruptcies and implemented outreach to federal and state officials to build support for emergency bridge loans to the industry, helping secure $80 billion in financing to General Motors and Chrysler.

·Led federal and state coalitions to secure $1.5 billion for state capital access programs in PL 111-240, the Small Business Jobs Act.  The State of Michigan received $79 million of the total appropriated.


·Advised governor on federal legislative, regulatory, and political issues related to economic development, manufacturing, energy, environment, tax, budget, and housing policy.

·Built partnerships with industry, other governors, and non-governmental organizations to advance policy goals. 

Jan 2006Sep 2006

Project Assistant

Anderson Kill & Olick
Oct 2004Aug 2005

Clinical Associate

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services


Aug 2007Dec 2009

Masters in Public Administration

American University

Studied cross-functional issues facing public sector administrators, including private contracting, budget development and management, administrative processes, and intergovernmental relations.  

Sep 2000Jun 2001

Seattle University