Lynn Abramson is the President of the Clean Energy Business Network, leading the CEBN’s educational, advocacy, and business support services and representing the network before public and policymaker audiences. She works with the Board of Directors to manage the strategic vision for the organization.
Lynn previously managed the CEBN at its former home in The Pew Charitable Trusts from July 2013 until its transition to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in May 2017. Lynn has also worked as a senior legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate on energy, natural resources, and transportation policy. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University.
DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Andy Barnes is the Director of Policy and Communications for the Clean Energy Business Network, leading CEBN’s policy analysis and communications strategy. Andy also serves as Corporate Secretary for the CEBN Board of Directors.
Prior to taking on this role, Andy served as a Policy Associate at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. He previously interned with the White House Council on Environmental Quality in the Office of Energy and Climate Change. He has also worked as a program fellow for the Solar Foundation and as a research assistant at David Gardiner and Associates, a sustainability consulting firm. Andy holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and M.P.A. degrees from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Environmental Social Sciences from the University of Southern California.
Allie Judge comes to CEBN from AmeriCorps, where she has developed and supported public environmental education programs in Virginia. Allie previously served for nearly a year as a Communications Intern with Oceana, supporting fast-moving campaigns with research, writing, editing, fact-checking, and event management. She even went so far as to dress in a costume as “Dusky the Shark” for an event, demonstrating her spirit as a true team player. Her prior positions included internships with the Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Small Business Advocacy Council in Chicago, where she conducted research, policy development, and lobbying on state and city policy issues impacting small businesses. Allie graduated Summa Cum Laude in March 2019 from DePaul University with a B.A. in Political Science and English. During her time at DePaul, she served as a peer tutor at the University Center for Writing-based Learning, conducting more than 400 individual service appointments with students and serving in various leadership capacities.
Annabelle Swift joins the CEBN team following an internship with the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where she supported the Majority Staff in committee hearings, constituent correspondence, and administrative tasks. Previously, Annabelle interned for nearly a year at the Niskanen Center, conducting research and writing about topics such as transportation decarbonization and carbon taxes in budget reconciliation. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for The Fulcrum Group, supporting client and government engagement on a range of issues, including National Clean Energy Week. Annabelle graduated with High Distinction in May 2021 from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law. During one of her courses at UVA, she worked on a paper laying out the idea of trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of off-campus student housing. Determined not to just leave her idea on the table, she ultimately carried it forward into founding and securing grants for the UVA Greener Housing Coalition—a nonprofit coalition of local companies, professors, and students working to reduce student housing emissions.