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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

PACENation’s Policy Principles

PACENation has adopted Policy Principles to guide our efforts to strengthen and expand C-PACE and R-PACE markets. Read the announcement of PACENation’s R-PACE Consumer Protection Policy Principles here.

Download PACENation’s Policy Principles:

General Policy Principles
R-PACE Consumer Protection Policy Principles
C-PACE Policy Principles

Our team

Mary Luévano

Executive Director

Mary 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.

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.

Executive Committee

Donald Gilligan

Donald Gilligan

NAESCO

Chair

Mohammed Elahi

Mohammed Elahi

Cook County Planning and Development: Economic Development Division

Vice Chair

Bert Hunter

Bert Hunter

Connecticut Green Bank

Treasurer

Bob Giles

Bob Giles

Home Run Financing

Secretary

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

Virginia PACE Authority
Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis

Havenz Network
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Winston & Strawn

Directors

Chris Albano

Chris Albano

Citibank
Caleb Bell

Caleb Bell

Bricker & Eckler
Carolyn Berndt

Carolyn Berndt

National League of Cities
Deborah Burke

Deborah Burke

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Roger Davis

Roger Davis

Orrick
Erin Deady

Erin Deady

Erin L. Deady, P.A.
Melody Echols

Melody Echols

Invest Atlanta
Holly Edinger

Holly Edinger

Slipstream
Erica Gilmore

Erica Gilmore

Metropolitan Trustee Nashville & Davidson Counties
Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

CCG PACE
Andy Holzhauser

Andy Holzhauser

Donovan Energy
Jamie Kocis

Jamie Kocis

Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel
Michael Karlosky

Michael Karlosky

MSK Resources
Bali Kumar

Bali Kumar

PACE Loan Group
Seth Lutter

Seth Lutter

Montana Facility Finance Authority / Montana PACE
Stephanie Mah

Stephanie Mah

DBRS Morningstar
David Sykes

David Sykes

Chapman and Cutler
Laura Rapaport

Laura Rapaport

North Bridge
Dub Taylor

Dub Taylor

Texas PACE Authority
Leah Wiggs

Leah Wiggs

Renew Financial

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