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Welcome Matt Jordan, Program Manager for the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership

20 November 2012

Matt serves as Program Manager for CLASP’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (LEAP) efforts, and brings significant energy policy, program design and implementation, and strategic communications experience to the role.

Global LEAP is a new collaboration under the Clean Energy Ministerial with the objective of catalyzing markets for off-grid energy products and services.  CLASP is supporting Global LEAP in the role of Awards Operating Agent, and will initiate awards first for off-grid LED lamps and TVs.

Matt has over 10 years of diverse and high impact experience in energy efficiency, program management, and stakeholder relations, and has researched, consulted on, and written about a wide variety of  issues, including the ENERGY STAR® program, market structure under California's GHG cap-and-trade scheme, PACE financing, White Certificate markets, and economic development through strategic renewable energy deployment.

Prior to joining CLASP, Matt was OurEnergyPolicy.org’s Program Director, where he was responsible for programmatic and strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day operational management.  Matt developed and implemented each of OurEnergyPolicy.org’s four programs from the ground up, growing the organization’s energy policy discussion and crowdsourcing platform into a favorite among energy professionals, journalists, and policymakers.  Prior to his work on energy and climate, Matt worked in political advocacy and campaign management. Most notably, he served as Grassroots Coordinator for California's Proposition 71, a successful ballot initiative that provided $3 billion for stem cell research. After the initiative's victory, Matt helped found The Alliance for Stem Cell Research, a 501c3 focused on patient coalition mobilization.

Matt holds a MPP from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University.