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.
Email Katherine at: katherine(at)38northsolutions.com
Managing Partner at 38 North Solutions, Isaac has 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.
Email Isaac at: isaac(at)38northsolutions.com
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.
Email Patrick at: Patrick@38northsolutions.com
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.
Email Jeff at: jeff(at)communitysolaraccess.org
Ben partners with 38 North Solutions within his role as President of RENEWPR, a DC-based communications consulting firm that helps clients address energy and environment communications challenges. As part of a unique collaboration between the two firms, Ben is available to any 38 North Solutions client for communications counsel and outreach.
Laurel is Director of Operations at 38 North Solutions, and is the billing, invoicing and operations contact for 38 North clients.
Email Laurel at: laurel(at)38northsolutions.com