Off To The Big Easy, Grateful and Proud

It is with a tinge of regret that I announce my departure from NDN/New Policy Institute in the next few weeks. I have greatly enjoyed my time at NDN as the Director of the Clean Energy Initiative.  Our president, Simon Rosenberg, has been 110% supportive of this program and I think we got an awful lot done here over the past few years. 

Looking back, I am proud of our accomplishments, particularly our Clean Energy Solution Series, which with over more than a dozen events showcased the leaders, companies, ideas and policies hastening our transition to a cleaner, safer and more distributed energy paradigm.  We have also been on the front end of emerging energy policy, including hosting a panel discussion after FERC Order 1000, spotlighting Gina McCarthy to discuss EPA’s first ever national standards on mercury, and highlighting the implications of Department of Commerce tariffs on Chinese solar panels.  We have literally had dozens of the smartest and most important people in the country working on these issues participate in our events these last few years.   I know I learned a lot throughout all of this – and I hope you did too. 

Personally, one of the most rewarding things about my time at NDN has been the opportunity to work with these thought leaders and so many other remarkable people.  It has been the community we’ve built, tied together through their passion for this work and for a better day, which has been the most rewarding part of my time here at NDN.

It has been an honor to be a part of the quality group that makes up the NDN team lead by our president, Simon Rosenberg.   I will miss working with everyone immensley.  In the meantime, for the next few weeks, I will be working with Simon to find a replacement to take over the Clean Energy Program.  

Shortly, I will depart for New Orleans, LA where opportunities await.  I will greatly miss our nation’s capitol, a stunningly beautiful and thrilling place to live.  On the other hand, New Orleans, aptly nicknamed ‘the big easy’, is brimming with good food and delicious music.  I look forward to my next adventure.