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Dr. Brown Named Climate and Energy Advisor
Michigan Ag Connection - 06/14/2019

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Director Liesl Clark Thursday announced that Dr. Brandy Brown has been named the department's climate and energy advisor. Brown will lead the Office of Climate and Energy, which Governor Gretchen Whitmer created in February 2019 when forming EGLE via Executive Order 2019-6. The office will coordinate Michigan's response to climate change across state departments and agencies, and provide recommendations, guidance and assistance on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resiliency strategies.

"Dr. Brown is a perfect fit for this new role at EGLE," Clark said. "Her expertise in the clean energy economy will inform our work coordinating state efforts on climate change, providing insight and recommendations on mitigation and adaption to climate change. More than that, Dr. Brown is a strategic thinker who knows how to set objectives that matter, design programs to accomplish those objectives and measure progress along the way."

Brown is an experienced energy strategist with deep industry knowledge. She joins EGLE from CLEAResult in East Lansing where she formulated strategic objectives for electrification products such as electric vehicles (EV), photovoltaic systems, battery storage and other emerging technologies. She also developed CLEAResult's five-year strategic plan for Advanced Mobility, as well as residential- and commercial-utility-scale EV programs with a focus on low-to-middle-income customers.

Brown earned her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary evaluation from Western Michigan University where she researched cutting-edge energy evaluation methods. She also earned a Master of Public Administration degree and a bachelor's degree in communications, law, economics and government from American University in Washington, D.C.

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