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Energy Policy Associate

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Laura Humphrey

Laura Humphrey, a resident of Knoxville, TN, works as the Energy Policy Associate for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE). She started in January of 2018, researching changes in utility fixed rates and the effects on rate payers, energy efficiency upgrades, and renewable energy. She then transitioned to a staff position with SACE in April 2018 where she has continued to advocate for [ MORE » ]

Maggie Shober

Maggie Shober started as the Director of Power Market Analytics at SACE in March of 2018. In her position, she works to speed the clean energy transformation in the Southeast through analysis and advocacy. She has expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, coal retirements, energy market modeling, and transmission. Prior to SACE, Maggie advised energy companies and utilities as part of Navigant Consulting’s Energy [ MORE » ]

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker joined SACE in August 2017 as the Executive Assistant in the Knoxville office. Prior to joining SACE, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee, where she focused on biogeochemistry research on protein transport in karst aquifer systems. She is a proud 2-year Americorps Alumni, where she taught children about water quality and climate change and coordinated [ MORE » ]

Jazzmyn Davenport

Jazzmyn Davenport became an intern for Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in the summer of 2017. During that first summer with SACE, Jazzmyn worked on the “Share the Pennies” campaign by hosting local community educational workshops on the program and energy efficiency. She also created advertisement materials for the campaign initiative. Now she works to organize local college campus groups and organizations to volunteer [ MORE » ]

Jason Carney

Jason Carney is a native of Nashville with a passion for energy and sustainability that goes back to elementary school. After graduating from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, his passion was rekindled when introduced to the US Green Building Council’s LEED credential while working for a major HVAC manufacturer. Since then, he has diligently worked to educate others on the [ MORE » ]

Joann Hill

Joann joined SACE in July of 2017 as an Energy Organizer. She works primarily promoting low-income energy efficiency programs such as Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Share the Pennies Program and most recently joined our Memphis Has The Power team. Joann excels in community engagement activities. She is a dedicated energy organizer and community leader who have provided much support in hosting over thirty [ MORE » ]

Ignacio Tamayo

Ignacio joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017, and he is responsible for identifying and qualifying major gift prospects, as well as developing and implementing strategies to optimize gift closures. He has over ten years of experience with non-profit organizations, most recently with The University of Miami and St. Thomas University. Ignacio has a post-graduate certificate in Management Information Systems from Florida [ MORE » ]

Dory Larsen

Dory joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017 in the newly created role as Electric Vehicle Program Associate. She is working to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles by promoting the growth of electric vehicle ownership and supporting EV friendly policy and programs. Central to her work is educating and engaging stakeholders, identifying strategic policy to propel EV usage, and advocating for [ MORE » ]

Justin Wilkins

Reading Audacity of Hope and being inspired by then Senator Obama’s call for ‘focusing on results instead of ideology’ and one day wanting to tell his son he ‘didn’t set on the sidelines when so much was at stake’ inspired Justin to start organizing in 2007. Justin is a seven year veteran of President Barack Obama’s advocacy and electoral organizations, serving as the Tennessee [ MORE » ]

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.