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Our mission

Our mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants.

Our vision

We envision a future in which PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing is universally available to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and building resiliency upgrades for all property owners.

PACENation membership

PACENation is movement of people and organizations who are joined in their support for PACE financing. Members may have different individual goals, but they share a desire to create energy and resource-efficient communities. You, your colleagues, and the organizations you represent are invited to join and lend your voices to thousands of others. Becoming a member of PACENation reflects a commitment to our shared objective: making PACE financing available throughout the United States.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our team

Colin Bishopp

Executive Director

Colin Bishopp is the Executive Director of PACENation, the national non profit organization that works to expand access to Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE. PACE is a voluntary financing option that allows property owners to make critical energy, water and resilience upgrades to their homes and businesses. Prior to joining PACENation, Colin served in senior leadership roles at Renew Financial and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2016, Colin received a Fulbright to lead a seminar on clean energy finance at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Colin earned his master’s degree at the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mike Centore

Director, Market Research

Mike Centore is Director of Market Research at PACENation, where he leads PACENation’s data-focused efforts to track national PACE market developments and communicate research to PACENation’s members. Before joining PACENation, Mike was introduced to the clean energy field through internships with the Environmental Defense Fund and Context, a sustainability consultancy. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Economics from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale University.

Mary Luévano

Deputy Director

Mary recently joined PACENation as Deputy Director after having been a consultant to the organization since 2019.  She comes to PACENation with over two decades of experience leading advocacy efforts on environmental sustainability initiatives focused on clean energy, green building and climate policy at Global Green USA, the US arm of the environmental NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.   Prior to that, Mary spent eight years as a Congressional staffer working on a variety of legislative issues including environmental/natural resources, small business and technology.  Mary has also served on several Boards and Commissions including the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission and the California Coastal Commission.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science/International Relations from UCLA and completed the Congressional Research Service’s Graduate Legislative Institute in Washington, DC.

Our Board of Directors

Eric Alini

Eric Alini

Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate
Trenton Allen

Trenton Allen

Sustainable Capital Advisors
Jessica Bailey

Jessica Bailey

Greenworks Lending

Vice Chair and Governance Subcommittee Chair

Caleb Bell

Caleb Bell

Bricker & Eckler
Carolyn Berndt

Carolyn Berndt

National League of Cities
Laura Bilas

Laura Bilas

Foley & Lardner
Deborah Burke

Deborah Burke

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Roger Davis

Roger Davis

Orrick
Erin Deady

Erin Deady

Erin L. Deady, P.A.
Keith den Hollander

Keith den Hollander

Christian Coalition of America
Yaphett El-Amin

Yaphett El-Amin

MOKAN
Mohammed Elahi

Mohammed Elahi

Cook County Planning and Development: Economic Development Division
Beau Engman

Beau Engman

PACE Equity
Rocco Fabiano

Rocco Fabiano

SD Renewables
Mansoor Ghori

Mansoor Ghori

Petros PACE Finance
Bob Giles

Bob Giles

PACEfunding

Secretary

Donald Gilligan

Donald Gilligan

NAESCO

Chair

Peter Grabell

Peter Grabell

Dividend Finance
Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Natural Resources Defense Council
Lain Gutierrez

Lain Gutierrez

CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
James Hamill

James Hamill

California Statewide Communities Development Authority
Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

Rainey Center
Bert Hunter

Bert Hunter

Connecticut Green Bank

Treasurer and Finance Subcommittee Chair

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

Virginia PACE Authority
Cliff Kellogg

Cliff Kellogg

C-PACE Alliance
John Kinney

John Kinney

C-Change
Bali Kumar

Bali Kumar

PACE Loan Group
Fred Lee

Fred Lee

New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC)
Mike Lemyre

Mike Lemyre

Ygrene Commercial
Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis

Former USGBC

Development Subcommittee Chair

Chet Love

Chet Love

Cornerstone Group
Stephanie Mah

Stephanie Mah

DBRS Morningstar
Dee Martir

Dee Martir

PACE Advocate
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Winston & Strawn
Chris Nard

Chris Nard

FortiFi Financial Services
Gene Quarells

Gene Quarells

Rockwood Group
Jim Reinhart

Jim Reinhart

Ygrene Energy Fund
Sandeep Srinath

Sandeep Srinath

ING
David Sykes

David Sykes

Chapman and Cutler
Dub Taylor

Dub Taylor

Texas PACE Authority
Jana Wesley

Jana Wesley

Loop Capital
Leah Wiggs

Leah Wiggs

Renew Financial

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