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Staff and Board

Solar Program Director

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Bryan Jacob

Bryan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2017. As Solar Program Director, Bryan leads activities to promote solar power across the Southeast. These activities range from conducting research on solar power trends to advocacy on utility resource planning and specifically include collaboration with stakeholders in the solar energy development industry.
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Heather Pohnan

In the role of Energy Policy Manager, Heather works to develop and support regulatory strategy through research, data and policy analysis, and technical assistance. Her work will focus on projects that support the inclusion of wind, solar, and energy efficiency in utility resource portfolios. Heather worked with SACE as a consultant before joining as a full time staff member in the Atlanta office. Her [ MORE » ]
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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 » ]
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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 » ]
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Alissa Jean Schafer

  Alissa Jean Schafer, M.S., manages solar communications and policy efforts for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Her role includes coalition and volunteer outreach, as well as public education and communications development. Alissa is based in Florida and has a special focus on the shaping of solar policy in the South East region. Prior to SACE, Alissa had several years of communications experience [ MORE » ]
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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 » ]
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Brooke Durham

Brooke Durham joined SACE as Communications Intern in June 2015 and became Communications Associate in May 2016. She primarily focuses on graphic design and media, developing visual assets and videos that further SACE’s mission. Brooke graduated summa cum laude from Montreat College in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She developed a wide variety of skills both in and outside [ MORE » ]
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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 » ]
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Sandra Upchurch

Sandra joined SACE as an Energy Organizer in 2014 and is working on promoting low-income energy efficiency programs and growing clean energy resources in Memphis, TN. Sandra worked as industrial chemistry teacher for 20 years and recently retired from the Shelby County School system (formerly Memphis City Schools). She has served on several boards and committees over the years including: Tennessee Clean Water Network, [ MORE » ]
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Susan Glickman

Susan has worked with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy since 2001 as a consultant and lobbyist and was named Florida Director in August 2013. Susan has a background in running political campaigns and also directs SACE’s Action Fund in the Sunshine State. A native of Florida, Susan has consulted with many national organizations such as Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Advanced Energy Economy, Union [ MORE » ]