Elizabeth Redman is the Founder of Cross Sector Strategies. Her work focuses on developing new opportunities for business expansion and job creation by working with cross-sector partnerships. From creating the Oregon Cluster Network to help the state align public, non-profit, and university resources with industry needs, to coordinating the Oakland Partnership’s Green Technology Cluster led by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Ron Dellums, to working with the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School and the U.S. Economic Development Administration on “Mapping Regional Innovation Clusters,” Elizabeth understands the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative analysis with practical, on-the-ground solutions developed by a variety of stakeholders. Her previous work with the Fortune 500 companies participating in Future 500’s Climate Initiative and Efficiency First’s many small business members have also given her a deeper understanding of how energy and climate policies directly affect business growth, for companies of all sizes.
Elizabeth’s strength is her ability to see connections between organizations and bring people together to come up with new approaches to solving complex problems. She has worked with a broad range of industries, from high-tech areas like software and biotech, to natural resource based clusters like tourism, forest products, and nurseries, to a range of clean tech industries, including renewable energy, green building, recycling, and energy efficiency.