Our Team

Our Team

AdamAdam Browning, Executive Director
Adam co-founded Vote Solar after working on the successful campaign for San Francisco’s 2001 solar bond. Prior to Vote Solar, Adam spent eight years with the Environmental Protection Agency where he ran an award-winning pollution prevention program. [email protected], 415.817.5062


Annie Lappé, Deputy Director
Annie oversees Vote Solar programs, working to ensure that our people and programs are high impact. She rejoined Vote Solar after managing government affairs in the Interior West for SunEdison. She holds environmental policy degrees from Oxford University and UC Santa Cruz. [email protected], 720.402.9102


RosalindRosalind Jackson, Director of External Relations
Rosalind manages media, member and donor relations for Vote Solar. Previously she spent five years directing and implementing PR campaigns for all manner of clean energy and sustainable business innovators. She has degrees in Environmental Science and Communications from UC Berkeley. [email protected], 415.817.5061


JimJim Baak, Program Director – Grid Integration
Jim leads Vote Solar’s grid integration program focused on making the operational and planning changes needed to repower the western grid with solar and other clean energy technologies. Jim joined Vote Solar from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., one of the country’s largest utilities. [email protected], 415.817.5064


RickRick Gilliam, Program Director – DG Regulatory Policy
Rick is Vote Solar’s regulatory and analytical powerhouse. He was formerly Vice President of Mountain West Government Affairs for SunEdison and held prior roles at Western Resource Advocates, the Public Service Company of Colorado and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. [email protected], 303.550.3686


SusannahSusannah Churchill, Regional Director – West Coast
Susannah directs our distributed solar advocacy efforts in California and other West Coast states. Prior to joining Vote Solar she was a Senior Regulatory Analyst at the CPUC and an Advisor to a Commissioner at the CEC. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley. [email protected], 415.817.5065


NathanNathan Phelps, Program Manager – DG Regulatory Policy
Nathan focuses on regulatory design for distributed generation. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Nathan was a Senior Economist at the Massachusetts Dept of Public Utilities. Nathan holds an undergraduate degree from Willamette University and a graduate degree from Tufts University. He is based in Boston.  [email protected]

jessica scott headshot (1)Jessica Scott, Regional Manager – Interior West
Jessica is responsible for advancing solar policy in CO, NM, UT, NV, and AZ. Prior to joining Vote Solar, she served as Solar Program Coordinator and Sustainability Strategist for the Denver Mayor’s Office. Jessica graduated from Swarthmore College and lives in Colorado.  [email protected], 303-910-9720


SeanHeadShotSean Garren, Regional Manager – Northeast
Sean manages our campaigns in the Northeast. Prior to joining Vote Solar he was the Legislative Director at Fair Share, an economic justice non-profit, and Clean Energy Advocate at Environment America, an environmental group. He majored in Government at Dartmouth College. [email protected], 301.541.8675


JessieJessie Denver, Program Director – GroupEnergy
Jessie directs Vote Solar’s GroupEnergy program. She was previously CEO of GroupEnergy LLC. Jessie also spent 8 years with the City of San Jose, CA as Energy Officer and Solar Program Coordinator. She has degrees in Environment & Community Planning and Environmental Science. [email protected], 415.817.5063