PACENation has announced the election of four new Board members: Deborah Burke of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Keith den Hollander of the Christian Coalition, Robert Giles of PACEfunding, and Brad Knyal of E3. Cisco DeVries has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of PACENation.
“I am thrilled to welcome these new members to our Board of Directors. Each brings a unique perspective and depth of experience that will make them an excellent resource and advocate for PACENation’s stakeholders,” said Jeff Tannenbaum, PACENation’s founder and Chair Emeritus. “I am also delighted to announce that Cisco DeVries, the inventor of PACE and a visionary in clean energy finance, will be taking on the role of Board Chair. It has been an honor to Chair PACENation, to have worked with so many committed and talented individuals, and to leave the organization with such capable leaders.”
“PACENation is leading the charge to make energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resiliency a choice for all building owners,” said Cisco DeVries. “I look forward to working with PACENation’s members as we continue to strengthen PACE as an industry.”
Cisco DeVries is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Titan Grove. For over two decades, Mr. DeVries has nurtured new ideas, created policy, built companies, and inspired change. In 2008, Mr. DeVries co-founded the firm Renew Financial, which under his leadership became one of the largest dedicated clean energy finance companies in the United States. As CEO of Renew, he raised over $2 billion in private capital that financed energy efficiency and clean energy projects in nearly 100,000 homes. Previously, he spent five years as the Chief of Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates where he managed the Mayor’s environmental agenda and developed the first PACE program. In 1996, he was appointed to the administration of President Bill Clinton, and served as an aide to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, held roles at the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation, and organized the roll-out of key Presidential and Secretarial policy initiatives throughout the U.S. and internationally.read more