Meet the people of Clean Energy Works Oregon
No matter what their role, this is the team who sees to it that the chain reaction of better does what it’s supposed to do. Always good to put a face to a mission, we believe.
Derek SmithChief Executive Officer
Derek Smith has been in a leadership role in triple bottom line ventures for more than a decade, with experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to Clean Energy Works Oregon, he was Policy Advisor for City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, where he was project manager of the Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) pilot program. In the late ‘90s, Derek developed one of the first sustainability programs in the retail world at $225 million multi-channel retailer Norm Thompson Outfitters. As Director of Operations at YOLO Colorhouse, a venture capital funded green lifestyle brand offering premium zero VOC paint, Derek was a member of the management team that supported 500% annual growth. Derek has also consulted on sustainability strategy to a number of leading companies and organizations. He has a BS in Mass Communications from San Jose State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Tim Miller’s 23 years in management and executive roles brings broad experience to his work at Clean Energy Works Oregon. His leadership background spans high-tech, on-line and manufacturing environments, in general management, sales, marketing, and operations. For the last 8 years, Miller has been focused 100% on sustainability, providing business consulting and interim support to over 30 clean-tech companies, non-profits, and agencies. Previously, Miller was at Citysearch.com, a leading online city guide, as a Regional Vice President directing 13 Citysearch offices around the country, and as a General Manager of the Portland office. Miller gained high-performance management and leadership experience at Intel Corporation in marketing and product management. His operations experience includes establishing a factory in Mexico, and managing international purchasing and sourcing at O’Neill, Inc., the world’s leading wetsuit manufacturer. Miller’s formal background includes a BA with honors in Economics and an MBA with honors, both from Stanford University.
Shirley CyrChief Financial Officer
Shirley Cyr is an active CPA with over 30 years of professional experience in the financial institution, public accounting, and nonprofit financial management sectors. Before joining Clean Energy Works Oregon, Shirley was the Director of Finance and Administration for Loaves & Fishes Centers, Inc., a nonprofit serving seniors in the Portland Metro area. Prior to that time, Shirley was a senior manager with Moss Adams LLP, a regional public accounting firm, providing audit services to financial institution and nonprofit clients for nine years. Earlier professional experience includes 17 years with First Interstate Bank of Oregon in the areas credit review, commercial real estate and asset based lending, and operations. She graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Business Administration and has a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Portland State University.
Scot DavidsonVP, Strategy and Market Development
Scot Davidson serves at Clean Energy Works (CEW) as VP Strategy and Market Development working to expand CEW’s successful Total Home Performance program that helps homeowners and communities create healthier, more efficient homes while building resilient communities. Davidson is a seasoned business executive enjoying a second career in the field of sustainability. After 25 years of traditional business leadership, he started his own award winning sustainable products business. Davidson later joined the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance as Director of Market Operations where he was responsible for the execution of all market intervention programs resulting in the accelerated adoption of energy efficient products, services and practices in the Northwest. He has additionally served at Ecova as Director of Carbon & Sustainability delivering sustainability solutions to major US companies. Davidson holds an MBA from University of Dallas, and a B.A. in Communications from Washington State University. Scot is a northwest native and presently lives in the Columbia River Gorge where he can pursue his spare time interests of kiteboarding, snowboarding and bicycling.
Stephanie SwansonDirector of Marketing
Stephanie Swanson is Director of Marketing for Clean Energy Works (CEW), leading a team to grow new markets, engage and enhance diverse customer experience and develop new products and revenue models, in support of the CEW corporate brand, communications and sales objectives. Stephanie has worked directly in government, business, and media and collaboratively with non-profit and academic organizations focused on framing sustainable development issues for market and organizational change. While at the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development she worked closely with elected officials, and across large city bureaus to promote sustainable policy that is now a widely accepted standard-bearer in one of the nation’s most ‘sustainable’ cities. She built a company, MarketShift Strategies, serving national and international clients tapping expertise in climate policy, green building, energy and community engagement. She began her career at CNN as an international assignment editor, winning numerous news coverage awards, including an Emmy for producing coverage of the 1993 US Marine invasion of Somalia.
Ryan ClemmerDirector of Building Science
Ryan is responsible for the delivery of high-quality, customer-oriented building performance services. He has worked successfully for the past eleven years as a home performance analyst and contractor, from residential retrofits and remodels to energy efficient spec homes. Ryan was also the founder of the Home Performance Contractors Guild of Oregon.
Kelly HainesEquity Strategies Manager
Kelly Haines brings extensive sustainability and social equity experience to Clean Energy Works Oregon. After studying political economy and French at the Evergreen State College, Kelly completed the Master of Urban Studies program at Portland State University where her thesis focused on how and why Community Development Financial Institutions measure their social impact with their investment decisions. During her studies, Kelly also worked on a local food system assessment and helped form social bottom line metrics for development investment projects. Prior to joining Clean Energy Works Oregon, she conducted indicator research for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability that was included in the Portland Plan. Kelly has also been a union organizer and is very involved in the local labor community. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three wonderful cats and fantastic wife, go for walks in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, practice Kung Fu, and explore alternative economic theories.
Wendy KoelfgenMarket Development Manager
Wendy Koelfgen brings to Clean Energy Works Oregon a strong background in rural local government experience having previously served as the Energy Affairs Coordinator for the Town of Jackson and Teton County in Wyoming. In this capacity, she coordinated major energy reductions for the Town and County and also managed the development of the community-wide Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project. Prior to this, Wendy spent several years working for the National Park Service at Crater Lake here in Oregon, at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and finally at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. While at Sequoia, Wendy completed the Presidential Management Fellowship as the Environmental Protection Specialist for the parks. Wendy obtained her BS in English and Humanities from the University of Arizona and her Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University.