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PACENation 2021 Virtual Summit

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Katie Fry Hester

State Senator, Maryland State Senate

Kimberly Lewis

Summit Chair

Suzanne Martindale

Senior Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation

Mark Schmidt

President, PACE Funding Group

John Rao

Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

Alissa Gardenswartz

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Greg Leventis

Program Manager, Electricity Markets and Policy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Natalie Goodman

Founder & CEO, Incentifind

Parker White

CEO, Unety


Co-Founder, Ebee Management

Andy Holzhauser

Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Donovan Energy

Warren Friend

Founder, Pemaquid Advisors

Matt Zehnder

Director, Key Banc Capital Markets

Stephanie Mah

Vice President, DBRS/Morningstar

Peter Erwin

Associate Director for Programs, NYCEEC

Emily Salzberg

Managing Director, Building Standards and Performance, Washington State Department of Commerce

Lindsey Shaw

Manager, Energy and Sustainability Programs, Montgomery County, MD

Cliff Majersik

Senior Advisor, Policy and Programs, IMT

Sandeep Srinath

Director, ING Capital

Kevin Augustyn

Vice President, DBRS/Morningstar

Jim Stanislaus

Chief Financial Officer, Petros PACE Finance

Yaphett El-Amin

Executive Director, MOKAN

Dori Estrella

Energy and Sustainability Analyst, SCEIP

Kimberly Johnston

Marketing Manager, Slipstream

Chris Jones

PACE Financing Consultant, Bricker & Eckler

Bill Spivey

Executive Director, FDFC

Alysse Lembo-Buzzelli

Senior Manager, CT Green Bank

Josh Campbell

Executive Director, Missouri Energy Initiative

Thomas Nida

Executive Vice President, City First Bank

Tracy Phillips

Director, CO PACE

Michael Linder

Loan Officer, St. Paul Port Authority

Philippe Hartley

Manging Director, CleanFinancing LLC

Andy Meyer

Senior Vice President, Petros PACE Finance

Bill Fay

Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Coalition

Susan Morth

CEO, Energy Investment Corporation (EIC)

Ethan Elser

Executive Vice President, PACE Equity

Peter Grabell

Senior Vice President, Dividend Finance

Mark Lundine

Administrator, Economic Development Division, City of Columbus, Ohio

Lara Cottingham

Chief of Staff&Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Houston

Carolyn Berndt

Legislative Director, Sustainability, National League of Cities

Susana Reyes

Vice President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Michael Yaki

SVP&Counsel, Policy and Programs, Petros PACE Finance

Lynn Parins

Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner

David Sykes

Partner, Chapman & Cutler

Ian Li

Senior Enterprise Account Executive

mounir ibrahim

VP, Strategic Initiatives

Joel Eckhause

Chief Operating Officer, Spring Labs

Rachel Hobbs

Director of Market Development, PACE Funding Group

Martin Nunnally

Senior Underwriter, Principal Transactions, Counterpointe SRE

Carlton Brown

Principal, Direct Invest Development

Robert Iber

Senior Advisor, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Aaron Kraus

VP, Market Development and Strategy, Greenworks Lending by Nuveen

Mary Leslie

President, Los Angeles Business Council

Deborah Stone

Chief Sustainability Officer, Cook County, IL

Rachel Hood

Representative, Michigan House of Representatives

Alexandra Cooley

COO and Co-Founder, Greenworks Lending

Clifton Kellogg

Executive Director, C-PACE Alliance

Peter Morgan

Partner, Winston & Strawn

Deb Riley

Partner, Allen Matkins

Andrea Roess

Managing Director, DTA

Dan Carey

Market President, One Community Bank

William Peterson

SVP - Senior Lending Officer, Amalgamated Bank

Charlene Heydinger

President, Texas PACE Authority

Maryrose Myrtetus

Program Manager, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Wendy Lee O'Malley

Vice President, MassDevelopment

Fred Lee


Melanie Lucas-Conwell

Portfolio Manager, 49SAF

Mohammed Elahi

Deputy Director, Cook County

Abigail Johnson

Executive Director, Virginia PACE Authority

Colin Kalvas - Bricker

Bricker & Eckler

Keith Klein

City of Dayton

Frances Kern Mennone

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Cross Street Partners

Darnell Moses

Vice President of Development Finance, CDFA

Sarah Auchterlonie

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Jon Potter

Public & Government Affairs/Communications

Liz Lovelett

Senator, State of Washington

Leah Wiggs

VP, Government Affairs

Thomas Culhane

Assoc Professor/Dir of Climate Change & Sustainability, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Univ of South Florida

Meg Arnold

SVP of Market Transformation

Toby Ast

C-PACE Business Development Manager, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Jason Hartke

Executive VP, External Affairs, International Well Building Institute

Lain Gutierrez

CEO, CleanFund

Jessa Coleman

Senior Manager of Programs, PACE Financial Servicing

Robert Bewkes

Counsel, Greenworks Lending from Nuveen

Brooke Mangiarelli

Associate, Bricker & Eckler

Sean Kelly

Partner, Winston & Strawn

Sol Mardakhayev

Rosemawr Management

Ken Cheng

Senior Vice President, DBRS/Morningstar

Martin Gitlin

Attorney, Clean Energy Counsel, LLP

James Vergara

Chief Investment Officer, PACE Funding Group LLC

Adriane Jaynes

Oklahoma C-PACE Administrator, INCOG

Shaina Kilcoyne

Energy and Sustainability Manager, Municipality of Anchorage (AK)

Sean Williamsom

Policy Advisor, US Department of Energy

Bob Blumenfield

Representative, LA City Council

Matthew Gough

Senior Campaign Representative-My Gen, Sierra Club

Craig Fugate

Former Administrator, FEMA

Christopher Nard

CEO, Fortifi Financial

Julian Naidoo

Principal Professional Officer: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Energy Markets, City of Cape Town

Glyn Milburn

Director of Government Affairs, Ygrene Energy Fund

Jim Reinhart

CEO, Ygrene Energy Fund

Michael Centore

Director, Market Research

John Hall

Associate Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Tremaine Phillips

Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Mark Pischea

President, Conservative Energy Network

David Robinson

Council Member, City of Worthington, Ohio

Ellie Cohen

Executive Director, The Climate Center

Cecilia Estolano

CEO, Better World Group

Adolphus Pruitt

President, St. Louis NAACP

Julio Fuentes

President & CEO, Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Keith Mestrich

Former CEO, Amalgamated Bank

Sylvester Turner

Mayor, City of Houston

Jessica Bailey

CEO and Co-Founder, Greenworks Lending from Nuveen

Peter Klein

Vice President, Finance, St. Paul Port Authority

Raj Mukherji

Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore, New Jersey General Assembly

Benjamin Furnas

Director of Climate and Sustainability, City of New York

Elyssa Rothe

Senior Director, Policy & Programs, Greenworks Lending from Nuveen

Panama Bartholomy

Executive Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Sarah Hunt

CEO, The Rainey Center

Byron DeLear

Managing Director and Central Regional Executive - Midwest, Ygrene Energy Fund

Jane Elias

Division Manager, Energy and Sustainability, Sonoma County

Caleb Bell

Partner, Bricker & Eckler

Emma Harvey

Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

Shay Singh

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Tether Ltd (NZ)

Brian Scott

Founding Director & Co-Chief Ambassador, PACECanada & PACEAlberta

Kristina Klimovich

Head of Advisory and Consulting, GNE Finance

Donald Gilligan

President, NAESCO

Colin Bishopp

Executive Director, PACENation

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Anchorage C-PACE

Anchorage C-PACE

Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

All Things C-PACE!

Virginia PACE Authority


Bricker & Eckler

PACE Transaction Experts

Conservative Energy Network

Cook County C-PACE

Cook County, IL

Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority

PACE Lender and Program Administrator


NYCEEC - New York City's PACE program administrator

PACE Financial Servicing

C-PACE program design consultant and administrator of the MD-PACE program

Texas PACE Authority

Texas PACE Authority - serving 59 Local Governments

Missouri Energy Initiative

Administrator of Show Me PACE Clean Energy District

Greenworks Lending

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Small State, Big Businesss! RI C-PACE Program Administrator

Connecticut Green Bank

Connecticut's C-PACE Administrator

Council of Development Finance Agencies

Advancing Development Finance Knowledge, Networks & Innovation

Greenworks Lending by Nuveen

Greenworks Lending by Nuveen (TIAA)

Lean & Green Michigan

Michigan's Energy Finance Marketplace