Southface is pleased to welcome Lisa Bianchi-Fossati to its staff as Policy Director. In this role Lisa will build upon the achievements of Southface in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions with legislatures and utility commissions. She will also help develop an expanded agenda on policy matters, including energy codes, green infrastructure and sustainable development strategies.
Shan coordinates policy activities across Southface. He is the Project Manager for GeorgiaEnergyData.org, Southface’s initiative to deliver unique maps, charts, and tables that allow users to easily understand Georgia’s energy consumption, electricity generation and solar assets. Shan also manages Southface’s Clean Energy Industry Census project to quantify the economic benefits of Georgia’s clean energy sector. He is working with our partners in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to build upon the Census and create a four-state Clean Energy Roadmap that will provide guidance on how to grow the region’s clean energy industry.
Gabriela provides research and analyzes data for reports pertaining to sustainability, equitable development and energy policy work. She works with both the Policy and Community Sustainability team.
Kevin assists Southface with energy policy development, with a special focus on promoting clean energy solutions to meet environmental regulations.
John’s public and private experience has been grounded in building coalitions and achieving consensus in diverse constituencies. He turned these skills toward environmental protection on a full-time basis in 1998, when he joined the Georgia Conservancy as vice president for environmental policy. He became president in December of that same year and served until he retired in 2005. After completing his tenure at the Conservancy, John added advocacy efforts on energy issues in Georgia and the Southeast, particularly energy efficiency, to his ongoing interests in environmental protection, smart growth, and regional planning. Before joining Southface, he served as Utility Program Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance from 2008 to 2011. Semi-retired, John continues to serve Southface and the policy team in an advisory capacity.
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