LEAN Energy US Oregon Team

Alan Hickenbottom, Oregon Project Manager

ahickenbottom@leanenergyus.org | 503.703.0602

Alan is a serial entrepreneur with senior management, sales & marketing executive with over 30 years of experience. He has served as a CEO, President, General Manager and Founding Member for several Northwestern technology and renewable energy organizations. He specializes in developing alliances within and between the non-profit, for-profit, utility and government worlds.

A native Oregonian, he is a graduate of Marylhurst University and leads the consultancy Latitude45 Associates based in Portland.


Shawn Marshall, Co-founder and Executive Director, LEAN Energy US

shawnmarshall@leanenergyus.org | 415.786.9118

Shawn is the founder and Executive Director of LEAN Energy US (Local Energy Aggregation Network), a non-profit membership organization that exists to support the expansion of clean energy community choice aggregation (CCA) nationwide. LEAN serves as a hub for CCA resources and expertise and works in partnership with a range of organizations to actively support CCA formation around the country. Recent work has focused in the states of California, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, and now Oregon.

In 2007, Shawn served on the task force that ultimately became the Marin Energy Authority (MEA), a joint powers agency that runs the first CCA in California and the first clean energy CCA in the country. MEA, now called Marin Clean Energy, serves a customer base of over 100,000 accounts in Marin and the City of Richmond with a range of 50%-100% renewable energy. From 2009-January 2012, Shawn served as MEA’s founding Vice Chair, and she remains active in their efforts.

In addition to her work in the CCA field, Shawn served two terms on the Mill Valley City Council, as Mayor in 2008 and Vice Mayor in 2013.  Prior to elected life, Shawn worked in public policy in Washington, DC, ran her own consulting firm, and held management positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She holds a BA from the University of CA at Davis and received additional training at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.