Merrian Goggio Borgeson

Merrian is the co-founder and principal of Tule Partners, a strategic advisory and analysis firm with expertise in clean energy finance, creative community capital solutions, and sustainable economic development. Merrian also works as an affiliated researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, focused on the financing and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy. And she has enjoyed working with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) for over a decade – as the founding director of a local network (the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia), as managing director of BALLE, as a board member including two years as board chair, and now back working with staff to support BALLE’s innovative work on tapping into Community Capital. Merrian currently serves as a trustee for the Goggio Family Foundation and as board chair for Jacaranda Health, a social enterprise that provides high quality, affordable maternity services in East Africa. She has an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a Masters from UC Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group, and BA in International Relations from Stanford University. Merrian enjoys playing in her garden, sweaty yoga, and hiking in beautiful places with her husband Sam.