AWEA's Staff Directory

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.

Executive Office

Tom Kiernan

President & CEO

Heather Graving

Manager, Executive Services

Government & Public Affairs

Amy Farrell

SVP, Government & Public Affairs

Greg Alvarez

Dep. Director External Comms

Lauren Bachtel

Assoc. Counsel, Federal Regulatory Affairs

Betsy Beck

Director, Electricity and Transmission Policy

Tom Darin

Sr. Director, Western State Affairs

Sari Fink

Sr. Dir Electricity & Transmission Policy RTO

Andrew Gohn

Director Eastern State Affairs

Madeline  Gould

Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate

Gene Grace

Senior Counsel

John Hensley

Sr. Director, Research & Analytics

Anna Hofmann

GPA Coordinator

Hannah Hunt

Deputy Director, Electricity Policy & Demand

Margaret Lemmerman

Sr. Director, Federal Affairs

Anna Luke

Deputy Director, Community & Online Engagement

Jenna Marinstein

Federal Affairs Associate

Ryan Martini

State Affairs Associate

Ann McCain

Director, Advocacy

Michele Mihelic

Director, Standards & Asset Management

Diane Miller

VP, Public Affairs

Kaitlin Monaghan

Deputy Director, Permitting & Asset Management Policy

Sabrina Morelli

Manager, Standards & Asset Management

Bree Raum

Vice President Federal Affairs

Aaron Severn

Sr. Director, Federal Legislative Affairs

Susan Sloan

VP, State Affairs

Nancy Sopko

Director, Offshore Policy & Siting

Michael Speerschneider

Sr. Director, Permitting Policy & Environmental Affairs

Adam Stern

Research and Analytics Manager

Evan Vaughan

Media Relations and Outreach Specialist

Tom Vinson

VP, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Curtis Walter

Public Affairs Coordinator

Member Value & Experience

Jana Adams

SVP, Member Value Experience

Mark Bakke

Manager, Member Relations & Exhibitions

Wade Barton

Member Relations Specialist

Angela Bell

Manager, Member Relations

Stefanie Brown

VP, Education and Conference

Marissa Bundy

Registration Specialist

Kelsey Clark

Education Coordinator

Laura Frazier

Member Relations Coordinator

Stephanie German

Education & Conference Specialist

Jennifer Harwell

VP, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives

Kisha James

Deputy Director, Industry Education & Training

Brent Nussbaum

VP, Member Relations

Elesha Peterson Carr

Sr. Director, Conference Planning & Event Logistics

Satsuki Sokol

Director, Industry Education & Training

Strategic Operations Management

Pam Poisson

SVP, Operations & CFO

Brittney Capers

Adminstrative Office Assistant

Darshelle Freeman

Payroll Manager

Jennifer Hill

Sr. Staff Accountant

Bernessa Hodor

HR Generalist

John Mancuso

Sr. Director, Information Technology

Max Menard

Senior Staff Accountant

Naveena Pittla

Jr. Software Developer

Jeff Randall

Database Developer

Christine Seigo

Director, Finance

Khianti Silver

Director, Human Resources

Rebecca Willard

Operations Manager