Lauren Haller Joins WRISE Board of Directors

March 26, 2024 • Recent Press Releases, Stories About WRISE

Brooklyn, NY — Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is excited to welcome Lauren Haller to their Board of Directors. As a new board member, Haller will enhance women’s engagement in the clean energy industry and support our various programs aimed at increasing the representation and participation of ALL women at all industry levels, from the entry level to executive levels.

Diverse representation in clean energy and sustainability sectors is critical to ensuring a just and equitable clean energy transition for ALL stakeholders. Lauren will support the WRISE mandate to create opportunities that attract and help retain women in the industry, ensure access to resources and influence leadership teams to create the right environment for our members to thrive within the renewable energy and sustainability sector.

As a Senior Director & Senior Legal Counsel – Operations at Pattern Energy, Haller supports a $1.3 billon operating asset portfolio by delivering strategic guidance on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies in the ownership, operation, acquisition and divestiture of wind, solar and transmission facilities.

While at Pattern, Lauren spearheaded numerous diversity, equity and inclusion efforts including: (1) The creation of  a Blacks in Renewable Energy which was Pattern Energy’s first racial/ethnic Employee Resource Group; (2) creating and leading Pattern Energy’s inaugural Diversity Month; (3) advocating for and serving on Pattern Energy’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council; and (4) advocating for and working on a Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Lauren worked at Hess Corporation as Legal Counsel where she provided legal and commercial advice to Global Supply Chain (Onshore, Offshore, Midstream & Information Technology) and Global Services (Real Estate & Human Resources) business units.

Prior to Hess, Lauren worked at ConocoPhillips Company (“ConocoPhillips”) as a Technology and Intellectual Property Attorney.  While at ConocoPhillips, Lauren managed an international patent portfolio where she prepared, filed, prosecuted and maintained strategic patents worldwide involving liquified natural gas, unconventional resources, artic, deepwater and oil sands technologies.

Lauren brings to the WRISE Board of Directors over 20 years of energy experience. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Juris Doctorate with honors from University of Oklahoma and is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“I am truly honored to join the WRISE Board of Directors and to contribute to its vital mission of enhancing women’s engagement across the clean energy sector. With over 20 years in the energy industry, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of diverse perspectives in driving innovation and equitable solutions,” said Lauren Haller. “At WRISE, we are not just advocating for representation, we are building a support system that empowers women at every stage of their career, ensuring they have the opportunities, resources, and environment to flourish. I look forward to working with the board and our community to amplify our impact and to ensure a just and equitable energy transition for all.”

WRISE continues to inspire and grow across the clean energy industry. WRISE will be hosting its flagship Conference; The WRISE Leadership Forum between October 9 – 11, 2024 and expects to surpass last year’s attendance of over 500. Individual membership continues to grow, corporate partnerships are expanding, and there are now over 35 active chapters across the United States and Canada serving WRISE’s 15,000+ network.


About Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy:

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), formerly Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), was founded in 2005 to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable energy future by igniting the collective power of community. WRISE has local chapters across the US and Canada; national programming that includes the annual luncheon, Leadership Forum, fellowships, the Speakers Bureau, and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 15,000 participants. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals and corporate partners. For more information about WRISE, visit

About Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy is one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects. Its operational portfolio includes 30 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best-in-class technology with an operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW across North America. Pattern Energy is guided by a long-term commitment to serve customers, protect the environment, and strengthen communities. For more information, visit