Margi Hoffmann has spent the last decade working in public policy and politics in Oregon, a great deal of which has been concentrated in the energy and clean technology sectors. Most recently, Hoffmann served as Energy Policy Advisor to Governors Kate Brown and John Kitzhaber. During her time serving the Governors, Hoffmann wrote the first-ever Ten Year Energy Action Plan for Oregon, negotiated the West Coast Climate and Energy Action Plan, spoke at the United Nations Council of Parties (COP) 20 about the need for collective, sub-jurisdictional action on climate, and helped co-found the Governor’s Climate Accord. Prior to joining the Governors Office, Hoffmann served as Senior Vice President and Director of Oregon Operations for Strategies 360, a vertically-integrated political and marketing consulting firm. She has worked on a number of campaigns, including serving as Coordinated Campaign Director and manager of a congressional campaign. Hoffmann loves to mix her deep understanding of policy and politics to drive relevant outcomes for clients, stakeholders and businesses. She also really loves to backcountry ski, run rivers and play music.
Born and raised in Colorado, Margi co-founded the Resource Innovation Institute because she believes that her region and its communities are well served by its thriving cannabis industry – and wants to make sure it stays that way. As policy-makers struggle to figure out how to regulate the natural resource component of the industry, Margi sees ample opportunity for the industry to shape its own destiny, prove up new resource models for manufacturers, and leverage water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy to increase productivity and maximize profit.