Mr. Shickman is the Executive Director of the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA). Prior to joining GCCA, Mr. Shickman was the Director of Research for the Energy Future Coalition and the United Nations Foundation’s Energy and Climate team. His work involved building broad and diverse coalitions of stakeholders around key clean energy and climate change policies at the local, state, and federal level with a particular emphasis on dramatically scaling up the deployment of energy efficiency in existing residential and commercial buildings. Mr. Shickman received his Masters degree with a focus on Energy Policy and Economics in 2007 from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has also worked in management consulting and corporate finance for several multinational firms including Royal Ahold, MCI Worldcom, and Federal Realty Investment Trust. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University.
Ms. Dickie has helped lead the Global Cool Cities Alliance since inception and currently serves as its Deputy Director. Ms. Dickie is also a Senior Associate at California Environmental Associates, a San Francisco based consulting firm working at the intersection of environmental science, policy, and markets. Ms. Dickie works for CEA’s philanthropic clients, helping environmental foundations and non-profits with strategic planning and business plan development. Prior to joining CEA, Ms. Dickie helped build Investors’ Circle, a national network of angel and institutional venture investors who use private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy by funding early-stage companies with a social and/or environmental mission. Amy has also worked with several mission-driven start-up companies and at the Bay Area Equity Fund, a double bottom line venture capital fund. Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where she was a co-founder of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative.