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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

Acting 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.

Juan Martinez

Managing Director, R-PACE

As PACENation’s Managing Director of Residential PACE, Juan’s goal is to make PACE’s sustainability and resiliency benefits available to homeowners across the nation. Prior to joining PACENation, Juan lobbied the New York State Legislature on behalf of the City of New York to advance the Mayor’s environmental transportation and infrastructure agenda. Previously, Juan served as the Director of Traffic Operations Policy and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Department of Transportation, where he focused on Vision Zero, a sweeping transportation safety program. Previously, Juan was General Counsel & Legislative Director at Transportation Alternatives, one of the nation’s leading walking and bicycling nonprofits, where he led the campaign to launch NYC’s speed camera program and helped lead the campaign which led to the adoption of Vision Zero in NYC.

Shay Singh

PACENation Fellow

Shay joined PACENation as a PACENation Fellow in June 2022 to lead and develop the “PACENations – Growing the International Market” project. Based in New Zealand, Shay will promote broader awareness of PACE internationally and support the adoption of PACE programs in countries around the world. Shay launched the Environmental Upgrade Finance mechanism in Australia which was modeled after PACE, established, and managed the third-party administration services to local governments (2010-2020) under the Better Building Finance brand. Shay spent several years working in the green building sector as Director – Green Star Certifications (Green Building Council of Australia) and Director of Membership and Operations (New Zealand Green Building Council). Shay also sits on several Boards of community organizations advocating for better opportunities for migrant groups and marginalized communities.

Executive Committee

Donald Gilligan

Donald Gilligan

NAESCO

Chair

Bert Hunter

Bert Hunter

Connecticut Green Bank

Treasurer

Bob Giles

Bob Giles

PACEfunding

Secretary

Mohammed Elahi

Mohammed Elahi

Cook County Planning and Development: Economic Development Division
Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

Virginia PACE Authority
Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis

Havenz Network
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Winston & Strawn
Chris Nard

Chris Nard

FortiFi Financial Services

Directors

Eric Alini

Eric Alini

Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate
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.
Yaphett El-Amin

Yaphett El-Amin

MOKAN
Andy Holzhauser

Andy Holzhauser

Donovan Energy
John Kinney

John Kinney

C-Change
Bali Kumar

Bali Kumar

PACE Loan Group
Mike Lemyre

Mike Lemyre

Congressional Bank
Stephanie Mah

Stephanie Mah

DBRS Morningstar
Dee Martir

Dee Martir

Generac Grid Services
Laura Rapaport

Laura Rapaport

North Bridge
Chris Robbins

Chris Robbins

GreenRock
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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