Liz has spent her career developing strategies and partnerships at the intersection of clean energy technology, policy, and finance.
Prior to co-founding Mission, Liz was a Senior Vice President with Boundary Stone Partners, where she co-led the Clean Energy, Fuels, and Buildings and Industrial Decarbonization practices. Concurrently, Liz served as Operating Partner of Overture VC, a climate-focused venture capital fund. Before joining BSP, Liz held multiple positions in the clean energy innovation sector. She led corporate and investor partnerships as the Vice President of Strategy at Powerhouse and was the Executive Director of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI).
Liz served as an executive political appointee in the Obama-Biden Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. In this role, Liz executed the DOE’s grid modernization research and development portfolio, transmission permitting, emergency response operations, and energy cybersecurity programs. Previously, Liz helped direct $900 million in nuclear energy RD&D funding as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy.
Liz served on the Appointments Team for the Biden-Harris Transition at the U.S. Department of Energy and currently serves on the Advisory Committees for the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Project, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Directorate, and CleanTX.
An Arkansas native, Liz began her career in public service working for U.S. Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR). She holds a Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and received her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston.