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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 is currently completing a Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale University.

Kristina Klimovich

PACENation Fellow

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 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.

Sarah Slifko-Camarra

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.

Our Board of Directors

Eric Alini

Managing Partner
Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate

Trenton Allen

Managing Director and CEO
Sustainable Capital Advisors

Jessica Bailey

CEO & Co-founder
Greenworks Lending

John Caleb Bell

Partner
Bricker & Eckler

Carolyn Berndt

Program Director for Sustainability
National League of Cities

Laura Bilas

Partner
Foley & Lardner

Deborah Burke

Program Associate
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Roger Davis

Partner
Orrick

Keith den Hollander

Chairman
Christian Coalition of Michigan

Beau Engman

Founder
PACE Equity

Rocco Fabiano

Board Member
PACENation

David Gabrielson

Board Member
PACENation

Mansoor Ghori

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Petros PACE Finance

Bob Giles

Chief Executive Officer
PACEfunding

Donald Gilligan

President
NAESCO

Peter Grabell

Senior Vice President, Commercial PACE
Dividend Finance

Ashok Gupta

Senior Energy Economist
NRDC

Lain Gutierrez

Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital

James Hamill

Managing Director
CSCDA

Andy Holzhauser

Partner
Donovan Energy

Sarah Hunt

Co-founder and CEO
Rainey Center

Bert Hunter

Chief Investment Officer
CT Green Bank

Abby Johnson

President & Founder
Abacus Property Solutions

Cliff Kellogg

Executive Director
C-PACE Alliance

John Kinney

Board Member
PACENation

Bali Kumar

Chief Executive Officer
Lean & Green MI

Fred Lee

Co-CEO
NYCEEC

Mike Lemyre

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Ygrene Energy Fund

Kimberly Lewis

Senior VP, Market Transformation and Development
USGBC

Chet Love

Founding Partner
Cornerstone Group

Stephanie Mah

Vice President, Structured Finance Research
DBRS Morningstar

Dee Martir

Director of PACE Financing
Ohio PACE

Peter Morgan

Partner
Winston & Strawn

Chris Nard

Chief Executive Officer
FortiFi Financial Services

Dilip Petigara

Chief Executive Officer
Access Point Financial

Jim Reinhart

Chief Executive Officer and President
Ygrene Energy Fund

Andrea Roess

Managing Director
DTA

Noah Shaw

Partner
Hodgson Russ

Sandeep Srinath

Director, Structured Solutions Group
ING

Shawn Stone

Chief Executive Officer
Renovate America

David Sykes

Partner
Chapman and Cutler

Dub Taylor

Chief Operating Officer
Texas PACE Authority

Olivia White

Vice President, Government Affairs
Renew Financial

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