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Who are the next generation’s leaders?

New leaders come to New Orleans.
Who are the next generation’s leaders?

Last Friday was Earth Day, and we reflected on how our industry is creating a cleaner future by reducing carbon and other pollutants, conserving water and maintaining a small environmental footprint.   However, to continue this positive trend well into the future, we need to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.

That’s a big focus at this year’s AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition.

We’re bringing back the Emerging Leaders Program to connect today’s up-and-comers with wind energy veterans. As the U.S. wind industry converges in New Orleans this May, it’s the perfect opportunity to mentor the next wave of professionals who are already displaying the leadership needed to help guide the future of wind energy.

It’s a great benefit to employers and employees alike, offering unique career path development by providing high-profile staff with access to the right contacts and mentors, which are always strong contributors to both career and company success.

This year’s emerging leaders come from a diverse background, hailing from Siemens, Blattner Energy, MAKE Consulting, Southern Power, Vestas, the British Consulate-General, Altenex, TPI Composites, Urbane Innovation LLC, the Timken Company, and the University of Denver. You can learn more about this year’s emerging leaders here.

The Emerging Leaders Program has been made possible with the support of Siemens, who understands the significance of keeping one eye towards the future, explaining “being an AWEA Emerging Leader provides not only employee recognition, but significant opportunities for mentoring, knowledge sharing and skill development.”

Those nominated for the Emerging Leaders Program receive $50 off the prevailing registration rate and a complimentary WINDPOWER pre-conference seminar on Monday, May 23, plus numerous networking opportunities with industry leaders and mentors. If you know of someone who’s up-and-coming in the wind energy industry or would like to volunteer as a mentor in the emerging leader program, please contact conference@awea.org. See you in New Orleans!

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Tim Morris is the Director of Marketing & Branding at AWEA. His primary focus is on promoting the association’s live seminars, WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, webinars, exhibition, sponsorship, and membership. Tim is also central to securing event and media partnerships throughout the year. He has a Master in International Management Energy Policy Focus from UMUC and a Bachelor in Business Administration from James Madison University.

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