Co-Founder and Partner, AC Strategies
Curtis is a co-founder and partner at AC Strategies which helps philanthropies and start-up clean energy companies navigate policy and regulatory barriers to accelerating clean energy markets by designing and executing comprehensive advocacy strategies. Curtis has nearly two decades of experience in clean energy and climate policy working for industry, government and the nonprofit sector. Prior to co-founding AC Strategies, Curtis was Vice President of Policy at Energy Foundation and co-developed the Energy Foundation’s States and Regions Program. He previously worked in the renewable energy industry, leading state legislative and regulatory affairs for a major renewable energy company, developing innovative partnerships between solar companies and utilities and advising foreign companies on US market strategy. In government, Curtis worked at the California Public Utilities Commission as an advisor and senior analyst helping to advance renewable energy programs and policies.
Curtis has also launched a number of non-profit initiatives focused on accelerating a clean energy transition, and currently serves on the board of Grid Lab, an organization he founded to provide technical expertise to policy makers on power grid transformation. Curtis lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two children.