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.
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.
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 is currently completing a Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale University.
Kristina joined PACENation in 2012 and worked as Director of Communications and Market Research until early 2016. As a PACENation Fellow, her goal is to accelerate the development of the PACE market and lower barriers to entry for new PACE service providers. In this capacity, Kristina is promoting PACE financing in Europe by working with both private and public sectors. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from University of Alaska Southeast.
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.
Director, Events and Membership
Sarah joined PACENation in October 2017 after working 2 years for Success Academy Charter Schools planning campaigns and conferences to advocate for education reform in New York City. She manages the Annual PACENation Summit as well as relationships with our strategic partners for the Membership Program. Sarah graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science.