Government Affairs Director
I joined RENEW in December of 2017 because of its leadership role in the exciting changes that are happening in the renewable sectors of the energy industry. Renewable energy is reaching a tipping point where it is becoming a mainstream and critical component of our energy mix. I am a Wisconsin kid, born in Eau Claire and grew up in Madison. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in the Wisconsin Assembly for 9 years. I also served as the Administrator of the Division of Policy Development at the Department of Safety and Professional Services. For most of my career I have worked in government affairs for Wisconsin’s largest construction trade associations. I represented the construction industry on many of the energy committees in the mid-2000’s and served as the Chairman of the Building Codes and Standards Work Group for the Governor’s Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables in 2004. I am also very active in the lobbying community, having been elected to the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists Board of Directors for 10 years and President for two years. I am a big history buff and for fun I love to travel and see historic places. I also enjoy outdoors activities like camping and golf.