BCSE Welcomes New Staff and 2024 Jan Schori Summer Fellow
July 8, 2024

Washington, D.C. – This summer, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is pleased to expand its team with the additions of Emmy Deignan as a Policy Associate and Allie Miner as the 2024 Jan Schori Summer Fellow.

As BCSE’s Policy Associate, Emmy’s portfolio includes member outreach, policy research, and organizational assistance for BCSE’s international and federal advocacy work. Prior to joining BCSE, Emmy worked on energy and sustainability policy advisory at Albright Stonebridge Group. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia and studied at the University of Virginia’s Batten School, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Public Policy and Leadership with a second major in Environmental Practice.

“Emmy’s experience in international climate policy research will be an asset as BCSE prepares to lead a delegation of U.S. businesses and clean energy trade organizations to COP 29 later this year,” said BCSE President Lisa Jacobson. “We are thrilled to welcome Emmy and our 2024 Jan Schori Summer Fellow, Allie Miner, to the BCSE team to further develop our public policy advocacy as we work to advance the clean energy transition at the state, federal, and international levels.”

BCSE’s 2024 Jan Schori Summer Fellow, Allie Miner, is a rising senior at American University, where she is majoring in Political Science with an interest in a career in energy policy. Previously, Allie was an intern at The Messina Group. As the Jan Schori Summer Fellow, Allie is conducting research on upcoming political campaigns and federal clean energy policy.

The Fellowship was established in 2008 to honor Jan Schori upon her retirement as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth largest publicly owned electric utility. Ms. Schori also served as the chair of BCSE’s Board of Directors. During her 14-year tenure as CEO, the utility earned a strong reputation for its renewable energy and energy efficiency programs as well as the national number one ranking in commercial customer satisfaction by JD Power & Associates. Prior to serving as CEO, Ms. Schori spent 15 years on the legal staff at SMUD, the last five as general counsel.


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Media contact: Lizzie Stricklin
Email: lstricklin@bcse.org 
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