Jay Boren

Jay is the owner and President of Lock and Lube, an industrial sales and marketing company based in Lyme, NH. Previously, he managed the supply-side operations at TaskRabbit, a venture-backed tech startup that pioneered the sharing economy by creating a two-sided marketplace for odd jobs and labor. He also spent five years at Google, where he served as Secretary of the Google Foundation and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable giving programs in the US and abroad.

Jay received his BA from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Jeff Navin

Jeff is a co-founder and partner at Boundary Stone Partners, an energy advisory firm based in Washington, DC.  Previously he served as the Acting Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, where he helped manage the Department’s energy research, deployment, environmental management, and national security missions.

He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the labor market crisis in 2009, and served as a Chief of Staff to Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), chair of the Democratic Rural Working Group and member of House Agriculture Committee, in the United States Congress.  He served as Research Director to the Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), where he worked at the intersection of public policy and messaging.  He served as the Washington Director of the poitical consulting firm American Environics, where he advised issue advocacy and candidate campaigns, as well as successful ballot initiatives and practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP.

A recognized expert on energy, government and public opinion, Jeff has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Greenwire, Axios and E&E News.  Jeff received his B.A. from the University of South Dakota, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Liz Schlegel

Liz Schlegel

Liz is Executive Director of the Alchemist Foundation, which focuses on expanding economic opportunity for youth in rural Lamoille County, Vermont. She administers the Foundation’s Alchemist Opportunity Fund scholarship program, and is currently developing their grantmaking approach. Prior to joining the Alchemist, Liz was communications director at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a global nonprofit focused on empowering local leaders to create strong communities,, and at Capstone Community Action, an anti-poverty agency.

Liz also spent many years in the private sector in communications and marketing roles for socially responsible companies such as Seventh Generation, Northfield Savings Bank and Vermont Coffee Company. She serves on the Advisory Council of Main Street Alliance Vermont and volunteers for Emerge Vermont, Harwood Strong, and the Global Campuses Foundation; she was a founding board member of Local First Vermont. She is a Justice of the Peace and chairs Waterbury’s Board of Civil Authority.

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Adam Quinn

Adam grew up in Montana splitting time between his family’s small ranch and the “city.” He became involved in politics at a very young age as a number of family members were state legislators.

After college, he helped lead a Democratic resurgence by redistricting the state and leading the Democrats legislative electoral program which resulted in the most Native Americans elected in state history. He went on to work for Gov. Schweitzer and Sen. Tester, who supported rural progressive populism before it was cool.

Adam has spent a decade bringing together technology and large scale distributed organizing at places like DFA, MoveOn, and Avaaz, and Mighty Networks.

Matt Dunne

Founder and Executive Director