ISEA Board of Directors Election 2015-2017 Term

 

The ISEA Board of Directors (BOD) is currently comprised of 13 Directors and may, according to the bylaws, increase to as many as 15 members.  The BOD may consist of up to 8 Membership-elected members, 4 Board-Appointed members, and 3 Board-Elected members.  The BOD has two major functions; governance of ISEA and direct or indirect responsibility for its financial well-being.

The ISEA has 4 Membership-Elected BOD positions to fill in the December 2014 election to serve a two year term, January 2015 - January 2017.  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 BOD.

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
2015 - 2017 term

  

Shannon Fulton:

Shannon has been ISEA Board President for the past two years and a contributing ISEA member since 2004. Collaboration and strategic partnerships have been an important ISEA focus since she became ISEA President. She commends Lesley McCain and the Board for cooperatively leading the organization to the highest level of financial and programmatic success it has ever seen. Shannon is Director of Illinois Business Development for StraightUp Solar and directs its Bloomington, IL office. She also installs life-saving solar suitcases as a Solar Ambassador for WECARE Solar, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing infant and maternal mortality in the developing world. She is a Licensed Professional Geologist with advanced degrees in Geology, Hydrogeology and Renewable Energy and is NABCEP Entry Level Solar PV Certified.

        

Mike Bullock:

As the proud owner of a solar installation, with plans to add more, I’m passionate about spreading the benefits of living with clean energy. I’m Associate Director of Continuous Improvement at Kraft Foods, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

In 2014 I worked to re-energize the ISEA Solar Ambassador program. This year I began the process to become a Certified Site Assessor and am excited to be a solar instructor in 2015.

I am a successful change agent, skilled in developing strategy and working with people. I created and lead an active Green Team at my church and participate in an interfaith environmental team serving the Fox Valley. I am eager to continue to work to advance our clean energy future.

 

Michelle Knox:

Michelle is the founder/owner of WindSolarUSA, Inc., a turn-key renewable energy company based in Central Illinois. Michelle trained at the MREA and is a Certified Site Assessor for both solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and has completed all phases of wind training. In her first term on the ISEA Board of Directors, Michelle served as chair of the Membership Committee and co-chair of the Professional Education Committee; this year, she helped develop a solar education program in Central Illinois by cultivating a partnership with Lincoln Land Community College. Michelle is an advocate for renewable education and hopes to continue to use her teaching and fundraising experience to aid in the advancement of the solar market statewide through her role on the ISEA board.
   

Brian Haug:


Brian has served on the ISEA Board since 2013 and is very interested in continuing to do so.
As the Director of Energy Solutions at Continental Electrical Construction Company, Brian division is responsible for finding creative and cost-effective ways to help Illinois customers reduce their energy expenditures. Brian has been with Continental for 20 years, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.
During this next term on the ISEA Board of Directors, one of Brian’s goals is to expand the Illinois solar market by focusing on Community Solar projects.

 

Chuck VonDrehle:

Chuck is the Managing Director for the Chicago-based solar developer Juhl Renewable Energy Systems. Chuck has been in the solar industry since 2003 and has managed the installation of over 2MW of projects. He was appointed to the ISEA board in 2011 after working as an instructor for ISEA and serving on the solar tour committee. He currently serves as the board vice president (2013-present), the professional educational committee Co-Chair, and the electric car Raffle Manager. (2013-Present).

 

Michael Nicolosi:


I, Michael Nicolosi (Solar Project Manager, Hardt Electric), would like to announce my candidacy for an ISEA Board of Directors position for 2015. I believe that my knowledge of the solar industry and my passion for renewable energy would make me an excellent candidate for this position. I gained extensive experience in the state of Nevada as a solar installer and estimator, and have residential, commercial and industrial experience. I am eager to use my knowledge to help expand the solar market in Chicago. I believe that this market is up and coming, and with the correct efforts to educate and advocate for solar, we can truly make a difference in this area.


 




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