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SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy



Executive Director


Stephen Smith

Executive Director

Asheville Office

46 Orchard Street, Asheville, NC 28801 828.254.6776

Jennifer Rennicks

Director of Policy & Communications

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Katy Townsend

Development & Research Associate

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Kyle James

Development and Outreach Coordinator


Rachel Grillo

Sr. Director of Development and Operations

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Sarah Gilliam

Communications Coordinator

Atlanta Office

250 Arizona Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 865.637.6055
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Allie Brown

Clean Energy Advocacy Manager

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Amelia Shenstone

Regional Advocacy Director

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Anne Blair

Clean Fuels Director

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Bryan Jacob

Solar Program Director

Heather Pohnan

Heather Pohnan

Energy Policy Manager

Knoxville Office

P.O. Box 1842, Knoxville, TN 37901 865.637.6055

James Fall

Chief Financial Officer

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Jennifer Stachowski

Accounting Assistant

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Laura Humphrey

Energy Policy Associate

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Lauren Parker

Executive Assistant


Lisa Petrosky

Director of Finance

Other Staff

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Alissa Jean Schafer

Solar Communications and Policy Manager

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Brooke Durham

Communications Associate

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Chris Carnevale

Coastal Climate and Energy Manager

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Dory Larsen

Electric Vehicle Program Associate

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George Cavros

Florida Energy Policy Attorney

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Ignacio Tamayo

Director of Major Gifts

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Jason Carney

Clean Energy Program Manager

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Jazzmyn Davenport

Energy Justice Intern


John D. Wilson

Research Director

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Justin Wilkins

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


Kelsey Grentzer

Florida Communications Coordinator

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Maggie Shober

Director of Power Market Analytics

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Michelle Powell

Director of Personnel

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Sandra Upchurch

Energy Justice Manager


Sara Barczak

High Risk Energy Director


Simon Mahan

Renewable Energy Manager


Susan Glickman

Florida Director