Champions of Change

Colin Bishopp

Colin Bishop

Colin Bishopp, Deputy Director of the Clean Economy Development Center

Colin Bishopp is the Deputy Director of the Clean Economy Development Center (CEDC), a non-profit organization that helps public officials and community leaders create jobs with clean energy projects. Colin joined CEDC in 2010 as its first Director of Business Development. In that capacity, he developed the Clean Economy Roadshow, an economic organizing platform that has helped to create jobs in thirteen states including Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon. Colin is also the lead architect of the Gulf Coast Sustainable Economies Project, a collaborative effort to help twenty Gulf Coast communities diversify and strengthen their local economies. Prior to joining CEDC, Colin led various projects for the Change to Win Federation, first as Virginia State Director, and later as State Policy Director for the Home Performance campaign. In 2004, Colin taught courses in American politics and culture at Benedictine University. Colin earned his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley.