Andrea Strimling Yodsampa, CEO
Dr. Yodsampa brings to DEPLOY/US decades of demonstrated leadership in cross-sector coordination, joint strategic planning, and strategic alliances. She has advised US military and civilian agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and leading entrepreneurs on negotiation and strategic alliances. She played a leadership role in developing resilience assessment and planning tools that have been piloted by the US State Department and NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan; co-founded the Alliance for Peacebuilding; and served as a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. She holds a BA cum laude from Dartmouth College, a Master of Public Policy in Energy and Environmental Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Matthew Anderson, Special Projects
Mr. Anderson is 20 year veteran advocate of clean energy and climate solutions with a track record of developing innovative state and national campaigns, building strategic organizations, and successfully fundraising. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in Environmental Studies, Matthew trained as a grassroots advocacy organizer with Green Corps where he led th team that secured the late Senator John McCain’s public commitment to champion clean energy and climate solutions in during the presidential primary in New Hampshire in January, 2000. Since then, he has led state-based climate campaigns for the National Council of Churches, led an innovative funding initiative to support grassroots evangelical creation care efforts, and led the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. Most recently, he was the Vice President for Climate for the National Audubon Society. Working with Audubon’s 23 state offices and a distributed grassroots of chapters and members across all 50 states, Matthew helped launch Audubon’s Climate Strategy in 2014. By 2018 he helped achieve policy wins in seven states and helped raise over $20 million for Audubon’s climate work. Over the course of his career, Matthew has developed a unique network of clean energy advocates, donors, and policy leaders at the local, state, and national level across multiple sectors. Matthew is an experienced public speaker and media spokesperson and has provided strategic planning and facilitation support to organizations tackling a variety of issues such as homelessness and dyslexia. In October 2018 Matthew launched M.S. Anderson Consulting, dedicated to pursuing unique opportunities to advance clean energy and climate solutions at the state and federal-level. Matthew lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife of 16 years and their three daughters. He currently serves on the board of the Evangelical Environmental Network.
ROBIN TYNER, Senior Fellow
CAPT Robin Tyner (US Navy, ret.) has over 25 years’ experience leading and managing diverse teams and problem-solving in dynamic fast-paced environments. She has a strong scientific and operational background, including sea duty, shore duty, flying orders, and combat and peacetime deployments. She served in multiple Pentagon tours focused on capabilities assessment, budget planning, and strategic organizational and decision management. She managed a large science and technology research portfolio including oceanography, meteorology, the cryosphere/Arctic, space, the littorals, sensing, signal processing, acoustics, unmanned systems, and various tactical undersea systems. She has a decades-long commitment to environmental stewardship and forward-looking energy policies as non-partisan American issues, and a special interest in the Arctic. Robin has a B.S. in Physics/Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Southern NH University, a dual-M.S. in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology from the Navy Post-Graduate School, and completed the Climate Change and Energy Policymaking program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She serves on the Board of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, and the Exeter, NH Energy Committee and Planning Board.
Lin Jensen, CFO, Senior Researcher/Writer
Ms. Jensen brings to DEPLOY/US a background in business and finance, experience serving in local government, and a passion for environmental conservation. During her years at Honeywell International’s Corporate Treasury, she designed the department’s first “intranet” site, worked closely with the tax and legal teams to manage the company’s $150M intercompany loan portfolio, reverse-engineered the $170M debt exchange proposal from a prominent investment bank, and communicated with colleagues across the globe on financial forecasts and analyses. An elected Town Meeting Member in her community, Ms. Jensen has led the effort to amend the town bylaws and school policies on waste reduction. She collaborated with local authorities, stakeholders and volunteers in establishing composting and recycling programs. Through research and perseverance, she lobbied successfully for the town to eliminate styrofoam trays in school cafeterias and to have the first dishwashing facility included in a school construction, making a dent in the decades-long single-use/disposable culture. Ms. Jensen has an MBA from Columbia Business School and BS in Psychology from Peking University. Grub Street in Boston is one of the creative outlets where she hones her writing skills.
CASSY KRUEGER, PROGRAM MANAGER
Ms. Krueger is a strategic systems thinker with a passion for engaging non-traditional stakeholders in climate and clean energy solutions. She has supported organizational development, communications, and project management for nonprofits in the environmental, public health, and peacebuilding sectors. She has a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding with a focus on climate change and nonprofit management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She began her career in nonprofit communications and is especially interested in deconstructing the branding challenges associated with climate change and articulating the case for climate action for diverse audiences.
Michelle Lavine, Executive Assistant
Ms. LaVine has over 20 years of C-suite and executive support experience spanning multiple industries including healthcare, investment banking, the credit card industry and cyber security. Previous to her executive support career Michelle worked for 12 years as a public safety 9-1-1 emergency communications dispatcher. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University, Fresno.