Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions. Katherine is currently President of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum‘s Future of Energy Global Future Council. Katherine served as President of the GridWise Alliance, advocating for nearly $5 billion in funding for smart grid projects in the Recovery Act. Prior to that role, Katherine was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio in clean energy technologies of nearly $6 billion. She co-directed the American Bioenergy Association, working with the states of Maryland and New Jersey to develop renewable portfolio standards. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Katherine led buildings research and then managed government relations in Washington, DC. Katherine spent a decade at Virginia Power, designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments. Katherine studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. Katherine is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.
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Dave is Senior Principal at 38 North Solutions. From his early days crafting President Reagan’s tax reforms to his most recent role as Chief of Staff to Speaker Paul Ryan, Dave was Chief of Staff, advisor and strategist to the most powerful Republicans in Congress, including Trent Lott, Jack Kemp, Dan Coats and John Kyl. With more than 30 years at the epicenter of the Republican legislative agenda and conservative thought leadership, Dave holds the distinction of being the only person to serve as Chief of Staff to both the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader. His experience and perspective provide invaluable insights into the issues facing the current House and Senate, Budget Act and reconciliation, defense spending, infrastructure spending, and other issues. From a conservative’s take on the latest moves by the Trump administration to how recent Congressional actions will impact the economy, healthcare, tax reform, business climate and a panoply of topics, Dave provides actionable analysis and historical context to clarify the most important political, economic and governance issues of our time.
Dave is known for working with political personalities on both sides of the legislative aisle, in Congress and six White House administrations. Of all of his accomplishments, Dave considers the passage of the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 as a signal achievement. By developing a bipartisan Senate-House team that worked with the Clinton Administration outside of the normal committee process, the bill passed with the support of all involved.
Known for calming waters and getting things done, Dave is a respectful, optimistic voice in an era of increasing partisanship. Combining his Washington experience with a keen understanding of the issues and concerns facing corporate America, including the investment community, Dave brings the invaluable perspective of someone who has been at the table, time and time again, when critical decisions were made. He provides increased insight into the inner workings of Congress, the White House, and how today’s key players and legislation will affect everyone’s future.
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Isaac is Managing Partner at 38 North Solutions, with extensive public policy experience in both the public and private sectors. Before entering the private sector, Isaac served in senior roles as Legislative Director and Floor Assistant to a Senior House Member. In that Member’s office, Isaac managed the policy staff while also serving as senior advisor on energy issues. Isaac also served as the Member’s leadership aide and was part of one of the most successful leadership operations in recent memory, earning passage for significant pieces of legislation including the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Isaac previously worked as Committee Staff for Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He has also served on several national campaigns including John Kerry’s campaign in 2004 and President Obama’s in 2008.
Isaac holds an undergraduate degree from Clark University and Master’s in public policy from Brown University.
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Patrick Von Bargen
Patrick is a co-founder of 38 North Solutions and now serves as Of Counsel in addition to running Harley St. Associates. Patrick is a Georgetown-University-certified executive coach, with experience advising entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and high-profile leaders in larger organizations. Patrick coaches individual leaders and teams. While each coaching engagement is different, they often start with a 360 Assessment process (in which he is also certified). Although Patrick regularly points his clients to useful resources on a number of topics, the focus of his practice is to help clients identify their challenges, find the answers within themselves, and encourage them to take steps of their own design to achieve the results they desire.
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Jeff is a co-founder and currently serves as Of Counsel at 38 North Solutions while serving as Executive Director of the Coalition for Community Solar Access.
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Laurel is Director of Operations at 38 North Solutions, and is the billing, invoicing and operations contact for 38 North clients.
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