Energy Future Project is built on a new vision for creating political change in America.
Our mission is simple - we are out to prove that clean energy is a winning issue by putting increases to clean energy access to a vote of the people. There’s already overwhelming public support for clean energy. Now there’s a political movement specifically designed to mobilize around it.
Ryan Gallentine, President
Over that last several years in clean tech advocacy, Ryan has mobilized over a quarter million renewable energy supporters to take action on behalf of pro-solar energy policies. He has run campaigns in more than a dozen states, developing media and public engagement strategies to hold elected officials accountable. Before working in renewable energy, he worked on four electoral cycles including a two presidential campaigns, a gubernatorial campaign, and a congressional campaign. In 2012, Ryan served as Midwest Digital Director on President Obama’s re-election campaign.
Dan Rosen, Chairman
Dan Rosen is co-founder of Solar Mosaic, Inc. and serves as its President. Dan is a serial entrepreneur with 10 years of experience leading clean energy, green building and energy efficiency companies in rural Native American communities and Israel. He is an Unreasonable Institute fellow and Brower Youth Award winner. In 2012, Mr. Rosen was recognized as one of the 30 Under 30 in Energy by Forbes Magazine.
Board of Directors
Sarah Shanley Hope
The Solutions Project
Sarah Shanley Hope is the Executive Director of the Solutions Project, a national organization with a vision of 100% clean energy for 100% of people. Through grantmaking, storytelling, and capacity building, we invest in promising solutions, honor clean energy leaders, and build relationships between unlikely allies.Sarah has held executive or leadership roles at the Alliance for Climate Education, Green For All, Cargill, Best Buy, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights over her 15+ years of experience at the intersection of brand strategy and social change.
Adam is Executive Director of Vote Solar, working to bring solar to the mainstream across the U.S. Adam co-founded the organization in 2002 after he had so much fun working on a successful local solar ballot initiative that he decided to pursue solar advocacy full-time. His 15 years at the helm of Vote Solar have earned him the title of being the “Michael Jordan of solar policy.” Prior to Vote Solar, Adam spent eight years with the Environmental Protection Agency where he ran an award-winning pollution prevention program.
Arizona Donor Alliance
John is the former Minority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives. He now works with coalitions of progressive advocacy organizations and labor unions working to improve public policy for working families in Arizona.
Civil Engineer and Community Organizer who served as National Field Director for the 2008 Obama for America Campaign, Chief of Staff at White House Office of Environmental Quality, Founder and Executive Director of Organizing for Action, and Senior Director of Solar Ambassadors at SolarCity.
Boundary Stone Partners
Brandon Hurlbut is a co-founder and partner of Boundary Stone Partners, a clean energy advisory firm. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. DOE, where he managed the Department's principal initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations of a federal agency with a $29 billion budget and a 115,000 person workforce. Brandon currently serves as a member of the board of directors to SparkFund and the Solutions Project. He is a member of the Sierra Club Clean Tech Council and serves as an advisor to Powerhouse. Previously, he served on the advisory board of GE Current and as a senior fellow at Center for American Progress.
Solar Energy Industries Association
Abigail Ross Hopper is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade organization for America's solar energy industries. She oversees all of SEIA's activities, including government affairs, research, communications, and industry leadership. Prior to joining SEIA, Abby served in the public sector as the Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, and Deputy General Counsel of the Maryland Public Service Commission. Abby graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College.
Democracy in Color
Aimee Allison is President of Democracy in Color, an organization that focuses on race, politics and the New American Majority that worked to elect President Barack Obama, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, and other leaders who carry a social justice agenda. She is host of the “Democracy in Color” podcast and has launched "Get in Formation," a national call for Black women to support Stacey Abrams for governor of Georgia.
Jessy Tolkan is the Head of Labs & Executive Director of Purpose Climate Lab, a movement accelerator working to supercharge the climate and clean energy movement. She spent the last decade as an activist and movement leader working for progressive change, specializing in large-scale advocacy campaigns that disrupt politics, culture, and polluting industries. Jessy has consulted with some of the leading social change organizations in the U.S., having led an international effort to build electric vehicle infrastructure for several major auto companies and as a senior advisor to the Working Families Organization and the Center for Working Families. She served as Co-Executive Director of both Citizen Engagement Laboratory and Energy Action Coalition and as State Director of the New Voters Project.