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Development and Outreach Coordinator

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Kyle James

Kyle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in March 2016 as the Development and Outreach Coordinator. He is responsible for managing the donor databases, hosting webinars and coordinating membership efforts. He will also assist in stewardship and developmental strategy. Kyle grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and is a lifelong Tar Heel fan. Kyle left Chapel Hill to study at Appalachian State University [ MORE » ]

Michelle Powell

Michelle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as Executive Assistant in 2015 and is excited to be a part of the team that makes such a difference in our world. Most of her professional career has been in the non profit sector, most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Her varied background includes working in development, public [ MORE » ]

Sarah Gilliam

Sarah Gilliam joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2015 as the Communications Coordinator. She will coordinate the digital media efforts and virtual presence, and assist with traditional press and public relations. Sarah grew up fishing and mud stomping in south Georgia. She went on to attend the University of Georgia to study public relations and journalism. After graduation, Sarah moved to Wilmington, [ MORE » ]

Katy Townsend

Katy joined the Development Team at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2015. She is responsible for writing grant proposals, reports and quarterly updates in collaboration with Program Staff and the Development Team. She also conducts research on prospective funders and assists with membership cultivation and stewardship. Katy originally hails from Tulsa, Okla. and previously worked as an attorney and freelance writer [ MORE » ]

Adam Reaves

Adam serves as Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s High Risk Energy Program Coordinator, based out of the Asheville, NC office, working with regional stakeholders and allied organizations on coal ash strategies to protect Southeast communities and hold utilities accountable for their pollution. Adam maintains the Southeast Coal Ash website as well as SACE’s web presence for coal and coal ash issues and furthers coal [ MORE » ]

Allie Brown

Based in Atlanta, Allie works on promoting clean energy, focusing on wind energy throughout the region. She provides assistance on wind energy through research, engagement with diverse stakeholders, policy advocacy, and implementation of local wind activities. Before joining SACE, Allie served on the executive board of the Sierra Student Coalition: UGA Beyond Coal and was a student fellow for Georgia Youth for Environmental Solutions. [ MORE » ]

James Fall

James joined Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2009. He handles Accounting, Human Resources and IT. Some of his key responsibilities include payroll, accounts payable, reconciliations, and general office management. James is a Southern California native and relocated to Eastern Tennessee with six other members of his family in 2009. He has a broad range of finance and accounting experience over the past [ MORE » ]

Lisa Petrosky

Lisa Petrosky joined Southern Alliance For Clean Energy in February 2010. She manages Accounting, Human Resources and IT. Lisa relocated to the Knoxville area with her family in 2006 from her native state, Michigan. She has an extensive background in Accounting, most recently as a Corporate Accountant for a local business here in Knoxville. Prior to that Lisa worked for a nonprofit agency that [ MORE » ]

Jennifer Stachowski

Jennifer joined SACE in March 2012. Her work in Accounting and Human Resources includes managing accounts payable, reconciliations and general administration duties. The majority of Jennifer’s experience in accounting and finance comes from her background in the banking industry. Originally from Michigan, she relocated to Knoxville in 2008 with her family. Jennifer is currently studying at Strayer University where she is working on earning [ MORE » ]

Angela Garrone

Angela is SACE’s Energy Research Attorney and works primarily on coal retirement issues in the TVA area as well as on energy policies and climate change regulations across the Southeast. She previously worked with the Solar Electric Power Association in Washington, D.C., after finishing a year long legal intern position at the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters. She completed a year in George Washington University’s [ MORE » ]