Clean Energy Initiative


Meet the Team

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Tom Swanson

Project Director

Tom Swanson is a project director with Pew’s clean energy initiative. He coordinates research, coalition, and field activities for the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate and oversees the clean energy initiative’s field operation. He has managed Pew’s clean energy and public lands field portfolio in 25 states, developing and implementing strategic plans to secure policy advancements in both areas. Swanson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

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Jessica Frohman Lubetsky


Jessica Frohman Lubetsky is an officer with Pew’s clean energy initiative. She manages industrial energy efficiency policy, and oversees editing and production of the initiative’s investment research reports. She coordinated Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network from its inception in 2009 until 2013. Lubetsky holds a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from The George Washington University.

Heather L. Messera


Heather L. Messera is an officer with Pew's clean energy initiative. She manages the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate, focusing on the interrelated global challenges of energy independence, climate change, and national security. Messera holds a bachelor’s degree in peace, war, and defense and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College and has completed doctoral coursework in international relations at Georgetown University.

Lynn Abramson


Lynn Abramson joined Pew’s clean energy initiative in July 2013 as a senior associate. She coordinates the Clean Energy Business Network—a group of business leaders working in all sectors of clean energy—and manages research projects, educational opportunities, and advocacy tools to inform and engage these individuals in policy issues affecting their industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston University and a doctoral degree in marine and atmospheric sciences from Stony Brook University.

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Michelle Blackston

Officer, Communications