C-PACE is an exciting new financing mechanism legislated by the state and signed into effect by Governor Stitt in late 2020. Its intent is to enable developers the ability to include and finance energy-efficiency infrastructure into new and retrofit projects that may otherwise have been cost prohibitive. Come learn from industry experts about C-PACE’s history, why both lenders and developers are motivated to use it, what improvements can be financed, and success stories from other states.
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Charlene Heydinger is president of the Texas PACE Authority, the nonprofit administrator of 55 Texas PACE programs. To date, these programs have enabled more than $134 million in new property investment in Texas. Ms. Heydinger also led the legislative effort in support of the Texas PACE Act and the collaboration to create PACE in a Box, the Texas model program of TX-PACE best practices. Her pears at PACENation recognized Ms. Heydinger as one of three national 2020 PACE Champions. On Capitol Hill Charlene served as general counsel to House Republican Leader Bob Michel, minority general counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and minority counsel to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees. As vice president and Washington counsel for Capital Cities ABC, Inc., Heydinger represented the company’s television and radio networks and owned stations, ESPN, and print interests. She served as executive director of the Morton and Angela Topfer Family Foundation in Austin, Texas, where she helped organize the startup foundation as it grew from $26 million to $62 million.
As a 20+ year veteran of the construction and real estate industries, Craig’s professional focus is on providing project management and development services that help owners, builders and developers complete unique projects that make our world better. Craig's construction management and consulting background has expanded in diversity, scope and complexity over the years, and includes residential, commercial, municipal, Federal, and LEED projects. He also continues to effectively integrate new digital tools and strategies into preconstruction management and operations. Craig holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Oklahoma State University. Craig has also earned the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and LEED AP professional credentials, among others.
Adriane Jaynes is the Alternative Fuels and Energy Program Manager at Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG), where she works to prepare the Tulsa region and the state for emerging transportation technologies with an emphasis on transportation electrification and vehicle autonomy. In this role, she also serves as Coordinator for Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition, a US Department of Energy program hosted at INCOG, with a goal of reducing dependence on imported petroleum. She serves on several state and local taskforces convened to prepare for on-road advanced transportation technologies, is a founding member of the Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Coalition and serves on its executive committee. Additionally, she has worked for the last year to bring C-PACE to Oklahoma and will serve as the C-PACE administrator for much of the state as counties opt into the program.
Sean has more than ten years of experience in the commercial real estate finance and commercial banking space. Prior to Greenworks Lending, he was a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking with a mid-sized community bank based in Denver, CO. He specialized in commercial real estate, C&I, state housing tax credit finance, and most recently, CPACE. Sean received his graduate degree from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking and his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University. Originally from Dallas with family throughout the metroplex, Sean took on as Director of the Mountain West/Texas Region on behalf of Greenworks Lending, covering a 7-state region, which has expanded over his 24-month tenure at the firm with the increased awareness of CPACE across the U.S., including Oklahoma.