Lisa M. Daniels, Executive Director and founder of Windustry, has been providing wind energy education and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, elected officials, rural utilities and community groups since 1997. Lisa leads Windustry in contracts with the US Dept of Energy and US Dept of Agriculture and works as a partner with National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Wind Powering America initiative. Nationally, Lisa is a leading voice for distributed renewable energy development and serves on the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Community Wind Steering Committee. Lisa is also a founding member and on the Board of Directors for Women of Wind Energy (WoWE). She was recognized in 2004, 2005 and Windustry in 2012 by the US Dept of Energy Wind Powering America program, for demonstrating leadership and creativity in wind outreach work.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University and volunteers in the community with MEDA, a Minority-owned Business Consulting organization as an Advisory Council Member, 2010-2013 and was recently appointed to the Minneapolis Citizens Environmental Advisory Commission. She loves to canoe, kayak and Nordic ski, and raises money and awareness by bicycling 300 miles over 5 days for the Climate Ride with her family.