ISEA Board of Directors Election 2014-2016 Term
The ISEA Board of Directors (BOD) is currently comprised of 9 Directors who are elected for staggered two-year terms. The association will be increasing the board to 12 elected directors. The BOD have two major functions; governance of the Association and being directly or indirectly responsible for its financial well-being.
The ISEA has 4 Board positions
to fill in the December 2013 election to serve a two year term, January 2014 - January 2016. We are looking for Directors who represent various aspects of the solar, wind and other renewable energy fields, as well as individuals in potentially impacted industries, such as real estate, legal, finance, education, environment, transportation and manufacturing. It is also desired that as diverse a range of people as possible make up the Board.
Candidates should have innate leadership, management and interpersonal skills, patience and good humor, and the ability to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts.
ISEA Board of Directors Candidates
2014 - 2016 term
Glenn Reed (Incumbent)
A member since 2003, Glenn actively participates in ISEA workshops, conferences, expos, fundraisers, Solar Tours, Solar Lobby Day, and finance and audit committees.
Glenn is a principal at Green CPA, cofounder of Northwest Suburban Green Drinks, member of AICPA, ASES, FVEAA, ICPAS, and USGBC, and president of Mount Prospect Toastmasters.
As ISEA treasurer, Glenn implemented payroll processing and credit card services at a substantial cost savings, introduced a compliance calendar, and helped negotiate favorable insurance and e-commerce rates.
Glenn’s vision is to help fulfill ISEA’s mission by re-focusing on the needs of members and the community.
I would be honored to serve on the ISEA Board of Directors. I am an attorney at Schiff Hardin LLP where I practice environmental law. Before joining Schiff Hardin, I practiced at the Illinois Pollution Control Board. I previously served on the Board of Directors and as secretary for a not-for-profit. I am currently a member of a grant-writing committee for a not-for-profit. I can share my skills with ISEA. I fundamentally support the promotion of solar energy in Illinois, and, as a member of the Board of Directors, I would like to further promote solar energy education in the classroom.
...my Professional Background
Working at Kraft (Associate Director, Continuous Improvement), I am a change agent skilled in developing strategy and achieving results.
...and Passion for Solar
My interest in solar energy began when I built a solar oven in 8th grade. I believe solar energy must play an important part of our energy future.
...enable me to Live my Passion through Service
I lead the Green Team at my church, enjoyed being a host for the Solar Tour and completed training for NABCEP Entry Level Solar PV Certification.
I would like to serve on the Finance, Education, and Policy Committees.
- a retired marketing executive with a MBA from the University of Chicago
- owner of a 7kW system
- active Solar Ambassador
- Chair of the NW Cook County Group of the Sierra Club with 1,500 members
- Member of the Sierra Club state chapter Executive Committee
- an experienced environmental lobbyist
What I bring to the board is
- relevant business experience and skills
- the customer perspective
- my affiliation with a strategic partner, Sierra Club.
I believe our opportunities and challenges are:
- Providing education
- Facilitating the public’s access to these technologies
- Establishing collaborative professional relationships
- Aggressive political action
- Expanding Public Relations
My passion for a more sustainable built environment comes from 15 years of experience in the Renewable Energy and Green Building industries and continues in my current capacity as Solar Consultant for Microgrid Solar.
- · Founder, Better Way Builders & Green Design Build Group - progressive Illinois green home building companies
- · VP Operations, A1 Energy
- · Executive board, SWIL Home Builders - founded Green Building Council
- · Certified Green Professional – NAHB, NAPCEP PV advanced training/accreditation.
I’m eager to dedicate my time to advance our industry and help Illinois become a top-tier state for distributed generation of renewable energy.
Please consider my credentials as you choose directors to serve on the ISEA Board for the 2014-2016 term.
My role as Director of College Partnerships for the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is focused on advancing renewable energy in Illinois with the community colleges and their partners as the platform. The community college serves not only as a location to demonstrate renewable technologies to a vast array of constituents, but provides a rich training ground for the workforce that will be needed to keep up with the growing demand for renewables in our state.
I am both personally and professionally committed to this mission of improving the Illinois economy by forging strategic partnerships to advance innovative, cleaner technologies that will add jobs and lead to more livable communities in our state.
I am an attorney with an emerging sustainability practice, an IREC Certified Solar Instructor for the MREA, and an SEI online solar business instructor.
My sustainable shift began as a LEED® AP. I attended MREA courses in Wind, Solar H2O, and PV and became a Certified Solar Site Assessor.
I installed PV on Habitat homes and my home and became a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer (on inactive status pending additional installations). I attended advanced SEI courses and became a NABCEP PV Technical Sales professional.
If elected to ISEA's Board, I would serve on Education and Policy Committees.