Suzanne Bertin

Managing Director

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Suzanne Bertin leads TAEBA’s efforts to promote the advanced energy industry in the State of Texas. Before joining TAEBA, Suzanne handled regulatory and government affairs in Texas and the Southeast for EnerNOC (now part of Enel NA), a global leader in demand response and energy intelligence software. Suzanne also worked at Reliant (NRG) for more than a decade on a wide range of wholesale and retail legislative and regulatory issues, from the inception of the competitive retail market in ERCOT and through its first eleven years of operation. In these roles, Suzanne has had direct business and policy experience for a range of advanced energy technologies including energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas, solar, wind, electric vehicles, and smart grid. 
 
Suzanne worked in the Office of Policy Development at the Public Utility Commission of Texas during the late 1990s, when the ERCOT competitive retail market was established by Texas Senate Bill 7. She co-led the team responsible for implementing the transition to competition, which encompassed more than 40 regulatory proceedings, many of which were highly complex and contentious. Suzanne also held electrical engineering positions at Austin Energy and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  Suzanne also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts (Managerial Studies), both from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Suzanne is a lifelong Texan and resides in Austin. 
 

Monique Hanis

Senior Director

Monique handles communications and media relations to expand coverage of TAEBA's advanced energy policy priorities. Previously, she built and ran the communications team for Solar Energy Industries Association, was Chief of Operations and Vice President leading Communications for Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and worked on Virginia renewable energy policy, earning a Solar Champion award by MDV-SEIA. Prior to her advanced energy work, Monique managed strategic marketing for two community bank trade associations. She earned her Master's degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management (finance focus) and Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Caitlin Marquis

Director

Caitlin Marquis serves as a technical and strategic expert across multiple initiatives at TAEBA. She leads engagement of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a coalition of leading companies that are working to expand their use of advanced energy. Caitlin also supports TAEBA’s engagement on wholesale markets. Before joining TAEBA, Caitlin worked at Altenex, LLC (now Edison Energy), helping companies with renewable energy procurement. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and a Master of Science from Oxford University.
 

Claire Alford

Policy Associate

Claire Alford supports TAEBA’s efforts to promote the advanced energy industry in the state, with a focus on driving advanced energy technology adoption, accelerating EV deployment, and supporting regulatory affairs. Prior to joining TAEBA, Claire worked as a congressional intern for U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, for SHFT Asia in Shanghai promoting the entertainment industry, as assistant to the director of Trinity University Press, and as an intern for Advanced Energy Economy in Washington, D.C. Claire earned her Bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. She grew up in Houston.
 

Prusha Hasan

Policy Associate

Prusha Hasan
supports TAEBA's engagement on wholesale markets, with a particular focus on ERCOT. In this role, Prusha identifies, analyzes, and organizes market rule changes and opportunities to accelerate the transition to an advanced energy economy in Texas. Prior to joining TAEBA, Prusha worked as a graduate student researcher at George Washington University and a business development associate at M-Powered Strategies. Prusha holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Energy Policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering from the American University of Iraq-Sulaimania
 

Erica Glenn

Policy Associate

Erica Glenn supports several TAEBA initiatives including accelerating transportation electrification, driving advanced energy technology adoption, and supporting legislative and regulatory affairs. Erica got her start in advanced energy while interning at Lime Energy and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) advancing energy efficiency goals in New Jersey and New York, and promoting electric vehicle adoption in these states. Erica holds a Masters of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Texas A&M University. Erica grew up in Texas.

 

Careers

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