Press Release: NREL Announces 2022 Executive Energy Leadership Program Participants | New


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 executives to participate in its 2022 Executive Energy Leadership (Energy Execs) program, which offers non-technical business, government and community leaders the opportunity to learn about advanced energy technologies, tools and financing analysis to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

A four-month program beginning this month, Energy Execs offers executive decision makers an in-depth opportunity to learn from some of NREL’s most distinguished scientists, engineers and professionals. Participants at the end of this program will demonstrate what they have learned by presenting innovative energy projects that are feasible and relevant to their organizations or communities.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 300 representatives from industry, government and non-profit organizations have completed the Energy Execs program, delivered by the Executive Energy Leadership Academy.

For more information, visit the Energy Execs website.

Please note to editors: A full list of Energy Execs 2022 attendees follows:

  • Alana Baldwin, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Idaho)
  • Lynne Barker, Blaine County, Idaho
  • Claire Behar, Hy Stor Energy (Mississippi)
  • Monica Brummer, Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (Washington)
  • Gregory Clough, Colorado School of Mines (Colorado)
  • Paul Doucette, Battelle (Washington, DC)
  • Amy Henry, Tennessee Valley Authority (Tennessee)
  • Shea Jameel, Estee Lauder Companies (Colorado)
  • Nikhil Kapur, S&P Global Commodity Insights (New York)
  • Justin LeVeque, Colorado Public Utilities Commission (Colorado)
  • Samantha Lichtin, Rocky Mountain Institute (Colorado)
  • Jolene Lyon, Bering Strait Regional Housing Authority (Alaska)
  • Emily Marthaler, US Department of Agriculture (Washington, DC)
  • Jeff Morehouse, ClearPath (Washington, DC)
  • Mindy O’Neall, Cold Climate Housing Research Center (Alaska)
  • Michael Petersen, Shell (Washington, DC)
  • Ryan Pocius, Xcel Energy (Colorado)
  • Gregg Swartz, Toyota Motor North America (Texas)
  • Curtis Thayer, Alaska Energy Authority (Alaska)
  • Adam West, Denver Public Schools, Colorado

NREL is the US Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for the Department of Energy by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC.

Kevin E. Boling