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Chris Tallackson

Chris is a former Development Officer with the RMI Development team, where he helped individuals create transformational change through their support of RMI programs and priorities.


Chris’ career includes experience in fundraising/development, clean energy incentive program management, and sales of power supply/battery systems.

Most recently Chris served as Manager of Donor Relations with Western Resource Advocates, where he led donor communication and research efforts. In addition to 13 years development experience in conservation, higher education and scientific research, Chris managed clean energy incentive programs for the State of Utah Energy Office (2009-2012). The incentives fostered growth in business sectors providing renewable energy systems, whole-home energy efficiency retrofits, and commercial energy performance contracting services. Chris also has experience as a sales engineer configuring DC power supply and battery system solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and industry accounts in the telecommunication and power utility sectors.


M.A., Public Administration, University of Utah

B.A., Economics, Whitman College, WA


Boulder, CO

Why I Love Working At RMI

“As a native of the Pacific Northwest, I appreciate how abundant, affordable energy and investment in conservation shapes economic opportunity and a healthier environment. It is a privilege to help individuals join RMI’s mission to transform energy use and create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.”