FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2017
Today, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced that Elizabeth Kaiga has joined its board of directors.
“As we transition our program work at Women of Wind Energy to include all renewables, we are thrilled to add Elizabeth to our board,” said WoWE Executive Director, Kristen Graf. “Her valuable experience and expertise across the renewable energy sector will help guide WoWE on its mission to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.”
Elizabeth Kaiga is a Director within the Renewable Energy Practice at CohnReznick LLP, where she leads business development initiatives. She has over 15 years of energy industry experience that includes power utilities, oil & gas, and renewable energy. Elizabeth has developed and implemented innovative energy industry and client development growth strategies for national and global professional service firms. Prior to joining CohnReznick LLP, Elizabeth held similar positions within the Energy & Utilities Practice at ICF Consulting, Arthur Andersen LLP, & Marsh & McLennan.
Elizabeth is an advisory board member of the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), and also a leadership council member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). She is also on the Solar Power International Education Committee that drives content for the largest solar power conference in the United States. As a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion initiatives, Elizabeth has been actively involved with WoWE in various capacities and currently leads WoWE’s Houston Chapter.
“I am honored to join the board of Women of Wind Energy. I have been an avid supporter, and welcome the opportunity to contribute further toward WoWE’s mission and goals. I look forward to working with the rest of the board and membership network in this endeavor,” said Elizabeth Kaiga.
“Elizabeth joins our board at a pivotal time for the energy sector and WoWE as an organization as we transition our program work more broadly across renewable energy,” added Jennifer Martin, WoWE President and co-chair of the Stoel Rives LLP energy practice. “I’m very happy to welcome her and her extensive renewable industry experience to the WoWE board.
About WRISE (formerly WoWE):
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) formerly called Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 and promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a renewable energy economy. WRISE is now an organization with local chapters in the US and Canada; national programming that includes the annual luncheon, leadership forum, and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more 4,000 women and men. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals as well as corporate partners.