Nathan Shannon is the Deputy Director of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, whose mission is to advance a consumer friendly, consumer safe smart grid through research, education and collaboration. Nathan is responsible for member recruitment and account management as well as presenting SGCC research at conferences and providing thought-leadership via blogs and essays. In his previous role as Director of Operations and Major Gifts Officer at Athens Land Trust he had a focus on policy and sustainability through his work with land conservation and carbon credits. He also gained extensive knowledge in the realm of non-profit development and capacity building. Nathan has a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Georgia and a background in financial management.