ABOUT DIANE

Statement of Qualifications;

 

Diane Cherry provides services in business development, policy whitepapers, regulatory analysis, communications, and facilitation in the environmental and energy fields. She has extensive experience in public policy and communications around energy markets, technology, education, and finance in North Carolina and nationally.

 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Energy Markets

    • Planning, developing, and executing policy forums on emerging energy issues

    • Recruiting companies and performing energy storage market evaluations

  • Energy Technologies

    • Collaborating with various stakeholders in the Southeastern U.S. to develop various avenues for clean energy deployment (i.e. biogas, energy storage, electric vehicles)

    • Establishing and facilitating partnerships between military bases and energy businesses to develop energy resilience

  • Energy Finance

    • Developing analyses of energy markets and opportunities for energy developer entry and growth

    • Assisting energy businesses with marketing, client development, and fundraising

 

Current and past projects include;

  • Work with North Carolina military bases on energy resilience 

  • Work with an environmental organization on Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80

  • Work with an energy storage developer analyzing business in the Southeast market

  • Communication for a trade association on energy related matters

  • Facilitation of important and difficult conversations among diverse stakeholders

Read more about Diane's undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and background here.

"I worked with Diane at both the Institute for Emerging Issues and at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. I enjoyed working with Diane on many projects at both organizations and was always impressed by her skills with facilitating important and sometimes difficult discussions among diverse groups of stakeholders. Diane is able to recognize critical opportunities and barriers to deploying clean energy and improving the environment. After helping identify the issues, she effectively managed a team of communications professionals to get key stakeholders to understand why those issues were so important."

DANIEL BROOKSHIRE

REGULATORY AND POLICY MANAGER, NORTH CAROLINA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION 

TESTIMONIALS

"Diane has tremendous energy and expertise in the energy field. She has been very effective in working with many different stakeholders toward a robust sustainable energy policy goal. I like working with Diane because she communicates well and is very pragmatic. She also inspires others to become more engaged and knowledgeable about what it will take for us to achieve a sustainable energy future."

NANETTE LOCKWOOD

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, POLICY AND ADVOCACY - INGERSOLL RAND

"Diane is one of the smartest, hardest-working, best team members I have ever worked with. She would be an asset to any group, and was particularly helpful to a group of senior agency officials who tended to see only the big picture, not always the important details that needed attention."

RICHARD WHISNANT

PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC LAW AND POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

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