Advisory Council

The Power Shift Network Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of the Power Shift Network. Members of the Advisory Council share their talents in service to the Network’s mission by providing the network with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; or other forms of needed assistance.


 
Abby Fenton

Abby Fenton

Abby Fenton lives in Minneapolis where she works as Youth Programs Director for Climate Generation, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2006 through a 3-month adventure-learning expedition to the Canadian Arctic. Abby has spent 20 years in the field of outdoor education, including Farm and Wilderness and Outward Bound. She was a founding Board Member of Rivers Edge Academy, an Outward Bound Expeditionary Learning School located in St Paul, MN, and served on the Board of the Power Shift Network from 2012-2015. Abby enjoys playing the mandolin, gardening, canoeing, and spending time with her husband, Aaron, and daughters Ruby (7) and Sula (4).

Holmes Hummel

Holmes Hummel

As a leader in the fields of clean energy finance, policy advocacy, and technology innovation, Holmes Hummel is focused on rapidly scaling up investment in the clean energy economy. Dr. Hummel founded Clean Energy Works to advance equity and expand opportunity in the clean energy economy, championing the use of inclusive financing. Previously, Dr. Hummel served for more than four years as the Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs. In that capacity, Dr. Hummel engaged a wide range of industry and public interest stakeholders to inform policy decisions on energy efficiency finance, electric vehicle deployment, natural gas resource development, trade policy, environmental regulation, grid reliability and more. Dr. Hummel holds a doctorate degree from Stanford University for interdisciplinary research on energy technology scenarios that achieve 100% clean energy for all.

Jess Lam

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam is the Senior Program Associate of the Clean Power program at ClimateWorks Foundation. In this role, she develops strategies, awards grants, and mobilizes philanthropy globally to transform the power sector by advancing public policy and strengthening public support for a low-carbon future. She is passionate about protecting our natural resources while building healthy communities and global prosperity. Prior to joining ClimateWorks Foundation, Ms. Lam managed energy and climate projects at ICF International in Washington, D.C. for state, federal, and international clients. She was also a fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council focusing on building energy efficiency and a researcher at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Ms. Lam holds a master’s degree from Duke University in Environmental Management and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis in Environmental Policy and Planning.

Asheen Phansey

Asheen Phansey

Asheen has served since 2010 as a corporate sustainability leader at Dassault Systèmes, a $3B software company that provides businesses and people with 3D modeling apps and experiences to harmonize product, nature, and life. In this role, he leverages his expertise in biomimetic design, sustainable tech, and circular economy. He relies on his prior experience in the biotech and aerospace industries, and his BS in Chemical Engineering (Cornell University) and MBA in Technology Entrepreneurship (Babson College). Asheen lectures or advises students at Babson College and Harvard University, serves on the Net Impact Advisory Council, and ranks as an influential social media thought leader in corporate sustainability (on twitter as @asheen). In his ample remaining spare time, Asheen enjoys learning new languages, philosophizing over espresso, speaking and lecturing frequently, and running sporadically—sometimes after his young kids.

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah is the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital. Shah was the founder and CEO of SunEdison (NASDAQ: SUNE), where he pioneered “no money down solar” and unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market, creating the largest solar services company worldwide.