Why do we support renewable energy?
Our Staff and Board of Directors bring a diverse set of passions and skills to fulfill our shared vision of renewable energy powering a prosperous Wisconsin.
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I am excited to be part of the global transformation to clean energy while building momentum for renewables in my home state.
Jodi Jean Amble
Communications and Events Director
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I’m proud to be focusing my marketing efforts on protecting my children’s future by promoting a cleaner, stronger, and smarter Wisconsin.
I joined RENEW in June 2017 and am incredibly inspired by this talented and tenacious team. I was the Marketing Coordinator at Norcon, Inc., a general contractor in Chicago, for 8 years where I managed all of the firm’s marketing efforts, initiated a recycling program, and supported their build out and relocation to a LEED Gold Certified office building. My husband Aaron and I moved our family from Chicago at the end of 2015 and we’re so happy to be “back home” with our daughter Ada (b. 09.18.14) and son Enzo (b. 06.26.16). In addition, I’m proud to be focusing my marketing efforts on protecting their future by promoting a cleaner, stronger, and smarter Wisconsin. When not at RENEW you can find me exploring the city with my family or singing with some of Madison’s finest musicians.
Government Affairs Director
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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.
Distributed Renewable Energy Program Director
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I’m thrilled to be using my knowledge and background to help move Wisconsin toward a clean, sustainable energy future.
I grew up outside Duluth, MN on a 50-acre Christmas tree farm that my parents still own. In college, I attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where I earned my bachelors in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Before joining RENEW in 2018, I worked as a meteorologist making forecasts for utilities, radio stations, farming groups, and other clients across the central U.S. My work led me to become very passionate about climate change, and when my family moved from the Twin Cities back to Madison, I decided to make a career change. I’m thrilled to be using my knowledge and background to help move Wisconsin toward a clean, sustainable energy future. In my spare time, I love to run, ski, and cook. I also enjoy camping trips with my wife, Maggie, and our son Ted, who was born in 2013.
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I am excited to be a part of Wisconsin’s growing renewable energy efforts.
I am a long-time sustainability advocate and try to be conscious of the impact we leave on the environment. I joined RENEW Wisconsin in July 2019 and am excited to be a part of Wisconsin’s growing renewable energy efforts. For 15 years, I worked for a NARI Certified Green residential remodeling firm helping to ensure that Green Practices were tracked on projects and in the office. I have over 30 years of advertising, event marketing and business administration experience. I am happy to bring my skills to RENEW, and especially to our annual Ride with RENEW bike ride. Originally from Michigan, my family and I have lived in Madison long enough to call it home. Most days you can find me on my bike, except for the coldest winter days when you will find me downhill skiing with my family.
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I believe that renewable energy is the key to bring communities together, decarbonize our energy infrastructure, and create economic development throughout Wisconsin.
I grew up in a small rural town north of Green Bay, and not long after getting an English degree at UW-Oshkosh, I served in Peace Corps-Kazakhstan. Upon returning to Wisconsin from abroad, I decided to further my education in energy and environmental policy and completed a graduate degree through the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison. After grad school, I worked ten years at the Public Service Commission, where I concentrated on renewable energy policy, wholesale electricity markets, and retail rate design. I’m excited to be a new team member at RENEW Wisconsin and continue doing the good work on policies that push renewable energy and electric vehicle infrastructure forward.
Emerging Technologies Program Consultant
I’m excited to consult with an organization that puts a premium on renewable energy and advocates for a cleaner, healthier, and a more economically diverse Wisconsin.
I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and discovered early on the importance of our natural resources. With that mindset came the exploration of more energy-efficient systems, groundwater protection, and the promotion of clean fuels in the transportation sector. I have a Master’s in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability and have several years’ experience advocating for electric vehicles and other alternative fuels. When I’m not dreaming of a Tesla, you can find me casting a fly rod, kayaking the Chain of Lakes, or effortlessly wiping out on my rollerblades.
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Renewable energy is no longer an alternative, but the real deal, and an agricultural and a manufacturing state like Wisconsin should embrace it with open arms.
RENEW Board of Directors
Jeff Rich • President
West Salem, WI
Jim Funk • Vice President
Mike Barnett • Treasurer
Amy Seebooth-Wilson • Secretary
Stevens Point, WI
Albert Lea, MN
DIRECTOR EMERITUS • Lifetime • Non-voting