Board & Leadership

AWWI Board of Directors (not pictured: Scott Davis, Eric Holst, Jim Lyon, Kelley Myers, Justin Wheating, and advisors Tom Kiernan, Terry Root)Balanced Leadership

AWWI’s board sits together at a common table to collaborate on shared goals. Board members are drawn equally from the wind industry and science and conservation organizations. This diversity and balance is an essential part of AWWI’s charter and is required by our bylaws.

Board of Directors

Rene Braud

Rene Braud

Pattern Energy Group

Scott Davis

The Nature Conservancy
Dave Cowan

Dave Cowan

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Julie Falkner

Defenders of Wildlife

Peter Frumhoff

Union of Concerned Scientists
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Garry George

National Audubon Society
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Nathanael Greene

Natural Resources Defense Council
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Tim Hayes

Duke Energy Renewables
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Tom Hiester

RES Americas

Eric Holst

Environmental Defense Fund

Tom Kiernan

American Wind Energy Association (Advisory Member)
Jim Lyon

Jim Lyon

National Wildlife Federation
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Kelley Myers

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Laura Nagy

Avingrid Renewables, LLC

Roby Roberts

EDP Renewables

Jim Walker

EDF Renewable Energy
Justin Wheating

Justin Wheating

Renewable NRG Systems

Open Seat

Advisory Member



  • Chair: Nathanael Greene, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Vice Chair: Tom Hiester, RES Americas
  • Treasurer: Justin Wheating, Renewable NRG Systems
  • Secretary: Julie Falkner, Defenders of Wildlife

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AWWI’s success is based on wide collaboration with all who hold a stake in the success of wind energy and the protection of wildlife and habitat. By working together, we can move toward a common goal. Here is how you can help:


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