Lynn Abramson

PRESIDENT

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.

Andy Barnes

PROGRAM MANAGER

Andy Barnes is the Program Manager for the Clean Energy Business Network, providing support for overall operations and leading the CEBN’s communications outreach and events planning. 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.

Girish Balakrishnan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Girish Balakrishnan serves as a Business Development Intern for the Clean Energy Business Network, working to support the development of the organization’s new networking and business development tools. He leads development of the CEBN’s searchable Funding Database and Member Directory, drafts blog posts to help small businesses navigate federal programs and resources to support their work, and works to help identify matchmaking opportunities for businesses. Girish joined the CEBN in the summer of 2018 and is continuing during the school year on a part-time basis.

Girish is a mechanical engineer with 6 years of international experience in diverse industries, namely operations and maintenance (O&M) and financial services (accounting and corporate finance). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar; a master’s degree in Finance from IILM-GSM, Greater Noida; and is currently working to complete his MBA at George Washington University.

Jordon DeGroote

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Jordon DeGroote serves as Communications Intern for the CEBN, working to support the network’s policy and communications programs. He drafts business leader profiles for the CEBN’s Faces Behind the Facts project, manages social media accounts, and assists with newsletter preparation and organizing events. Jordon joined the CEBN during the summer of 2018 and is continuing during the school year on a part time basis.

Jordon is currently completing his bachelor’s in International Politics and Economics at Georgetown University, where he is a Global Business Fellow and serves on the Interhall Council. He has held previous positions in nonprofit organizations and state government and was the youngest candidate in the U.S. to run for public office for his local Board of Education.