Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tremaine Phillips is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Columbus, Ohio-based energy data analytics and marketing company, Empower Saves. He has worked for over a decade to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean and renewable energy resources through advocacy and public policy. In 2016, he was recognized as an emerging clean energy leader through the Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40” award. Prior to arriving at Empower Saves, Tremaine worked for the Prima Civitas Foundation, the State of Michigan’s Department of Energy, Labor, & Economic Growth (DELEG), and the Michigan Environmental Council. Tremaine also spent a summer in D.C. working to advance climate and clean energy policies for the Obama Administration as an intern with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Tremaine is the founder and co-host of The Last Stand Podcast, co-chair of the Green Umbrella’s Energy Action Team, and a member of the City of Cincinnati’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and the Cincinnati 2030 District Exploratory Committee. Tremaine is a graduate of Michigan State University and The Ohio State University, where he received his Juris Doctorate from the Moritz College of Law and a M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.