ABOUT DIANE

Diane consults for clean energy companies, non-profits, local governments, and educational institutions on clean energy related work in North Carolina and the Southeast.

 

She provides services in the following areas;

 

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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