Michelle Hanlin

Michelle Isenhouer Hanlin


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Michelle is a director with Baker Tilly’s energy transition services practice. She has more than 15 years of experience in the energy sector. Her career has focused on analysis and strategy around the nexus of business strategy, technology and regulatory policy. Michelle helps clients work through challenges balancing resilience, decarbonization and cost in energy portfolio development. Her work helps clients across commercial, industrial and state, local and federal governments tackle sustainable strategy development across operations, energy consumption and procurement and supply chains.

She is a leader in critical energy issues and systems including renewables, distributed energy resources, microgrids, hydrogen and their interplay with energy economics, federal and state policy and regulations and business. Michelle has considerable experience helping clients understand the pros and cons of grant funding and application processes and has authored/coauthored grant applications at the state, local and federal levels. In addition, she is also highly experienced in project and portfolio development having stood up public-private partnerships (PPP) and multi-entity consortia to meet high-impact, challenging goals.

  • Energy portfolio development addressing resilience, cost and sustainability
  • Energy strategy including program and portfolio management, PMO standup, road mapping and go-to-market strategy development
  • Policy and regulatory analysis from federal to state and local
  • Sustainable project/program roadmap development and execution
  • Techno-economic feasibility of energy projects and portfolios from utility-scale renewables to microgrids
  • Acquisition and merger commercial and technical due diligence
  • Advising clients creating and managing multiple entity partnerships to achieve technical goals
  • Decarbonization strategies across scopes one and two and supply chain
  • Published over 20 technical papers
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, member
  • Agile Project Management and Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP)
  • GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP) and Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)


Washington, DC


Master of Energy Regulation and Law

Vermont Law School

Master of Public Policy, emphasis in economics

Pepperdine University

Bachelor of Arts in political science

Bachelor of Arts in linguistics

University of California, San Diego

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