The Program Management Team at Shell and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory work together to help the startup companies mature their technologies to accelerate energy transitions.

Haibin Xu

Regional Manager Shell Research Connect and GameChanger, GCxN program director

Katie Richardson

GCxN Program Manager

Akilah LeBlanc

Shell Regional Manager New Energies & Technologies, U.S.

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Alicia Williams

Supply Chain Lead – New Energies Technology at Shell

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Tonya McCabe

Project Controller


Rachelle Ihly

GCxN Technical Project Manager

Kristi Theis

Communications Director, NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

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Hannah Miller

Communications Director, GCxN

Lauren Meadors

External Relations Advisor, Shell GameChanger

Adam Duran

Former Program Manager, GCxN


This Steering Committee guide the overall vision and strategy for the program.

Lene Hviid

Global Manager Shell Research Alliance & GameChanger, GCxN board chairman

Richard Adams

Director, NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Ajay Mehta

Global Manager New Energies Research & Technology at Shell