Board announces leadership realignment
Madison, Wisconsin (March 21, 2012)With the goal of escalating the impact of energy efficient solutions, the Energy Center of Wisconsin Board of Directors announced a leadership realignment plan to position the organization for long-term success.
"The new leadership model is part of our overall vision to promote efficient use of energy resources, a healthy environment and a strong economy," said Laura Williams of Madison Gas and Electric, president of the Energy Center Board.
Founded in 1989, the nonprofit Energy Center has offices in Madison, Wis., Chicago and Minneapolis. The company delivers advanced solutions to energy challenges by providing expert technical assistance, research and education.
"We have created new leadership roles that we believe will better prepare the Energy Center for the next generation of clean energy challenges," said Williams. "Beginning April 2, Frank Greb will join the Energy Center as our first president and Marge Anderson will move into the newly created position of executive vice president."
Greb has been managing energy-related projects and businesses for more than 20 years at RMT, a renewable energy engineering and construction firm, and at its parent company Alliant Energy.
Under his leadership, RMT designed and constructed some of the largest utility-scale wind and solar energy facilities across the United States. In the early 90s, Greb developed and implemented the shared savings program for Alliant that resulted in the investment of more than $60 million of energy efficient technologies in hundreds of commercial and industrial facilities.
In her 17-year tenure at the Energy Center, Anderson has spent 12 years in a senior management role, honing her nonprofit leadership and governance skills. Anderson's strategic industry partnerships and her demonstrated ability to advance the Energy Center's mission remain valuable to the organization as she enters her new role as executive vice president.
"Frank and Marge together bring diverse and complementary skills to the management of the Energy Center." Williams explained. "Their leadership will strengthen the Energy Center and contribute to greater impact from our work."
The Energy Center of Wisconsin is an independent nonprofit that explores ideas and solutions to energy challenges. Based in Madison, the Energy Center conducts objective research to better understand how consumers use energy and to identify barriers that may prevent more efficient use. Initiatives include design services and continuing education for architects, engineers and builders and field research to improve the performance of new and existing buildings.