Executive Director

Lisa Daniels, Executive Director and founder of Windustry, specializes in market development, advocacy, education and outreach for community and distributed renewable energy. Currently, Lisa leads Windustry in contracts with the U.S. Dept of Energy and worked for more than a decade as a partner with National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Wind Powering America initiative. Nationally, Lisa served on the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Community Wind Steering Committee and on the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative. Lisa was recognized in 2004, 2005 and 2012 by the U.S. Dept of Energy Wind program for demonstrating leadership and creativity in wind outreach work. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College (now University). In her community, Lisa is on the Board of EnerChange, and was re-appointed to the Minneapolis Citizens Environmental Advisory Commission. She loves to kayak and Nordic ski, and raises money for the environment and sustainability by bicycling 300 miles over 5 days for Climate Ride, with her family.