Rural America on Clean Energy

Join Embold Research and Tigercomm for a presentation and panel discussion on the results of new polling that explores rural Americans’ perspectives on clean energy and the challenges for developing a clean energy future. The presentation and discussion will unpack rural Americans’:

  • Views of their community and its needs
  • Support or opposition to the prospect of wind and solar farms being built in their community
  • Messages and messengers that most resonate
Friday, November 3rd at 12 ET / 9 PT
Mike Casey
President, Tigercomm

For 30 years, Mike has focused on the design, staffing and strategies for winning communications programs. As Tigercomm’s founder, he counsels cleantech executives, investors and philanthropists on strategies for meeting their business objectives.

Mike is a top U.S. innovator and strategist on cleantech marketing and communications. He has presented at more than a dozen major conferences, and he writes frequently on clean economy topics at ScalingClean and Renewable Energy World. Mike has trained more than 2,000 people on interview techniques, message development and public relations management. Before Tigercomm, he built winning communications programs for the National Environmental Trust and the Environmental Working Group. He is also a communications veteran of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and two presidential campaigns.

Ayelet Hines
Director of Community Engagement, Tigercomm

Over the course of a 25-year career, Ayelet Hines has directed community organizing, engagement and public acceptance campaigns in more than thirty states and internationally, covering the clean energy, food, education, labor, health and manufacturing sectors. 

In addition to her work for Tigercomm, she teaches community engagement strategies and mentors mid-career professionals at Johns Hopkins University. 

Robin Pressman
Head, Embold Research

Robin brings expertise in advocacy with a keen understanding of polling and data driven programs to Embold Research. Serving clients at Pressman Consulting, she provided a wide range of data driven strategies and project management. Prior to starting her firm, she served as Senior Associate at GQR, providing message development, targeting and polling expertise to numerous candidates and non-profit clients. She previously  worked for organizations such as the National Environmental Trust and NARAL Pro-Choice America and on electoral campaigns in New Jersey, Maryland, and Oregon. After more than two decades in DC, Robin, her husband and son relocated to Alameda, California. They love living on this small island in San Francisco Bay.

Trenton Marlar
Analyst, Embold Research

Trenton brings over five years of quantitative research experience to Embold Research. As a trained political scientist, he has leveraged survey data to explain the political attitudes and behaviors of individuals living in countries around the world. His strengths include survey questionnaire design, data visualization, and statistical analysis. Trenton recently earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder where he researched the effects of economic inequality on citizens’ evaluations of democracy. He also holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. Trenton currently resides in Colorado.