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1400 S. Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80210



Summary of Qualifications

Twenty-five years of experience in the renewable energy and sustainability field. Extensive strategic planning, energy policy, public affairs and business development. Skilled in creating new organizations and implementing cross-disciplinary programs that launch progressive ideas, build coalitions and create value for stakeholders.

           •   Develop and manage multi-sectoral partnerships and coalitions
           •   Fundraising, proposal writing, event and project management
           •   Strong communication, organizational strategy and entrepreneurial leadership
           •   Versed in cultural nuances of public, private and not-for-profit organizations
           •   Creative, global thinker who translates strategic vision into a practical action plan

Apollo Alliance ~ San Francisco
Business Outreach Consultant • April 2005 - Current

• Direct national fundraising and recruitment of businesses supportive of clean energy and green jobs policies. Responsible for raising $300,000 over 2 years. Facilitate connection between businesses, VCs, elected officials, NGOs and unions to support renewable energy and economic development initiatives at state and federal levels.

Alpha Energy ~ Golden, CO
Strategic Accounts Manager • June 2003 - April 2005

• Directed $5 million national sales network of authorized service providers of photovoltaic systems to residential, institutional and commercial customers. Managed marketing and media, including new product launches, business partnerships, brand identity, print advertising, press releases, Web site expansion, direct mail, trade shows and conferences. Oversaw and expanded Builder and Solar on Schools programs.

Solar Works Inc. ~ Wilton, N.H.
Vice President, Business Development, Sales/Marketing, Board of Directors • September 1998 - January 2003

• Developed and executed business strategy for renewable energy systems integration firm. Coordinated sales and marketing initiatives for residential, commercial and institutional clients. Grew sales from $1 million to $4 million by expanding range of services and establishing sales network throughout the Northeast. Secured $1.75 million contract with NYSERDA to install 50 school-based PV systems. Testified at legislative hearings.

Advanced Energy Inc. ~ Wilton, N.H.
Marketing Director • June 1996 - September 1998

• Developed product launch strategy for marketing grid-tied PV inverters to OEMs, utilities and solar dealers. Created national network of dealers and distributors for new products that led to $500,000 in sales. Coordinated a pilot village power solar electrification project in Amazonas, Brazil. Secured R&D grants from utilities.

The Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College ~ Boston
Adjunct Faculty • May 1996 - April 2001

• Trained corporate executives in designing and managing community relations programs and partnerships with NGOs and public agencies. Conducted on-site consulting in Canada, Columbia and the U.S. to enable Fortune 1,000 firms to develop profitable, issue-oriented alliances with national and international NGOs.

CH2M HILL International Ltd.~ Washington, D.C.
Strategic Planning Consultant • March 1995 - May 1996

• Authored strategic business plan for the Sustainable Cities Initiative; a United Nations pilot program for constructing environmentally and economically sustainable cities of the 21st century.

The Progress Agency Inc. ~ New York City
Partner & Special Projects Director • 1992 - 1995

• Provided organizational consulting, fund-raising and business analysis to the United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, Earth Day USA, Business Week magazine, ICLEI and others on sustainable development projects. Developed policy forums linking U.N. agencies and Fortune 500 firms in partnerships.

EarthRising Productions Inc. ~ New York City
President / Partner • 1989 - 1992

• Designed and directed groundbreaking United Nations Environment Programme and World Bank-sponsored Global Environmental Investment Conferences. The conferences brought together hundreds of private firms, NGOs, U.N. agencies, and national and local government agencies to develop relationships supportive of renewable energy and sustainable development projects. Attended Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

New York City Department of General Services
Assistant to Budget Director • 1986 - 1989

• Member of senior management team overseeing day-to-day operations of 5,500-person, $435 million agency. Responsible for troubleshooting programs with eye on streamlining outcomes and controlling expenditures.

New York City Department of Investigation
Management Analyst • 1984 - 1986

• Conducted on-site management analyses of city housing, traffic, construction and health care programs to identify fraud, mismanagement and corruption vulnerabilities. Identified losses of $500,000.

SolSource Inc. (Solar Energy), Business Development/Marketing, Colorado, 2006 – current
Clean Tech for Obama Presidential Campaign, Co-Director, Colorado, 2008
Responsible Property Investment Center, Boston College, 2007– 2008
Next Energy, Michigan Wind Industry Manufacturing Survey, 2007
Colorado Institute for Leadership Training, Class of 2007
Bill Ritter for Governor ‘New Energy Economy’ Policy Advisor, Colorado, 2006
Board member, CORE, program director of the ‘Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit’, 2006 - 2009

Consulting Projects, 1980 1984                                                               

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
• Recruited financial service firms across the globe to support the organizational launch of this partnership.

Swedish Institute of  International Affairs (Stockholm)

• Analyzed natural resource and energy policies in Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
Multinational Strategies Inc.
• Briefed U.S. firms on political/socioeconomic investment opportunities and risks in Europe.   

M.A., Public Policy and Administration, 1982, University of Wisconsin
B.A., Political Science, 1979, University of Maryland