"Virginia's Clean Energy Potential"
Claire Broido Johnson
Claire is a senior operations executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record in creating and managing successful businesses and products, and fixing and building businesses and divisions within companies, particularly in the clean energy space. She founded SunEdison in 2003 with Jigar Shah, which grew to the world’s largest solar energy services provider with a $10 billion market cap and 7200 employees by 2015.
Claire was asked to join the Department of Energy as Energy Efficiency Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu, then given responsibility to manage the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs in 2009-2010 ($11 billion deployment).
Currently, Claire is President of CBJ Energy, a financing and operations services company developing and managing divisions and projects for energy companies and beyond.
The University System of Maryland recently announced that Claire will be overseeing the $10 million Maryland Momentum Fund that was launched in 2016 to enable USM to invest in and support promising commercial opportunities coming from research and intellectual property at its campuses.
Claire earned her BA and MBA from Harvard University and is a long-time resident of Baltimore, Maryland where she serves on numerous local boards.