Crystal joined Optimal in April 2021 after serving as an independent consultant to Optimal. She focuses on advising energy efficiency advisory councils in MA, RI, and DE, particularly regarding equity, supplier diversity, and workforce planning. She has 30 years of experience in strategic planning, management, policy, research and assessment of energy and environmental resources, and sustainability. Ms. Johnson has a keen ability to identify solutions to complex issues and specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as stakeholder engagement and multisector partnership development. She has ample experience in developing multisector forums focused on advancing diversity, sustainability, and energy resiliency. She has excellent interpersonal skills, and a solid record of innovative thinking and accomplishments. Her strategic energy planning experience includes energy efficiency, conservation, management, and renewables. She leverages her experience and expertise for climate resilience and adaptation planning.