Evers announces Green Ribbon Commission appointments 

Gov. Tony Evers announced in a recent press release his appointments to the Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation.

In April, Gov. Evers signed Executive Order No. 195 to create the Commission to advise on the state’s first-ever Green Innovation Fund, the first environmental and clean energy fund in Wisconsin.

The Green Innovation Fund will help ensure that more Wisconsin families, businesses, and communities are able to utilize new technologies and maximize the impact statewide.

The Fund and its partners will leverage public and private financing to invest in projects that provide environmental and clean energy solutions to businesses, reduce pollution, lower energy costs for families, and expand access to clean, affordable energy options.

Among members of the Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation are:

  • Masood Akhtar of Middleton, president and founder of CleanTech Partners;
  • Sara Conzemius of Madison, founding advisor with Illume Advising;
  • Abigail Corso of Madison, chief strategy officer at Elevate Energy;
  • Sam Dunaiski of Madison, executive director of RENEW Wisconsin;
  • Sandra Henry of Madison, president and CEO of Slipstream Group Inc.;
  • Sean Kennedy of Madison, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources climate and resilience policy advisor;
  • Kara Pennoyer of Madison, chief of staff to Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq; and
  • Maria Redmond of Madison, director of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy.