Nancy Hamilton


Nancy worked as Chief of Staff to former Portland Mayor Tom Potter and then as a Senior Policy Advisor for Workforce & Economic Development for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski with a focus on the growing energy sector. After leaving the Governor’s office, Nancy worked at McKinstry, who has a significant portfolio of energy-related projects throughout the Northwest. Currently, one of her clients is Ameresco, an energy solutions business that has experienced significant growth by responding to clients’ needs to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Over the years, Nancy has gained a keen sense of how moving to a more energy efficient, resilient framework in our communities will prepare us well for an increasingly carbon-constrained world. She has brought that experience to bear in her role as the Director for Oregon Business for Climate as it expands its reach as a critical pro Cap & Trade business voice in Salem and around the state.

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Lauren Couey

 Member Services

Lauren comes to Oregon Business for Climate with a passion for the environment and understanding how communities engage with it. Having graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Science Preprofessional minor, Lauren developed a holistic approach to thinking about how humans interact with their environments at both local and global scales, as well as the long-term impacts of these interactions. She continued her studies at the University of Denver, where she worked toward a Masters in Anthropology with an archaeology concentration.

Lauren has worked in a number of diverse settings, including serving as Assistant Geophysics Specialist at New South Associates, Inc. in North Carolina, and as a Local Marketing Manager and later Associate Brand Manager for two breweries in the Craft Brew Alliance portfolio. She is excited to bring her science and anthropology background, marketing skills, and partnership management experience to her role as manager of Member Services with Oregon Business for Climate.

While relatively new to the Pacific Northwest, Lauren is an outdoor enthusiast that has fallen in love with the diverse landscapes and communities that make up the state of Oregon. She is eager to be a part of Oregon Business for Climate’s mission of mobilizing industry support and business leadership toward advancing climate policy while strengthening Oregon’s economy.

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