IEC Energy Program Director Honored for Work as Emerging Leader in the Clean Energy Economy

posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Energy News

Midwest Energy News honors Kerri Johannsen with 40 Under 40 Award

Des Moines, Iowa -- The Iowa Environmental Council is pleased to announce that Kerri Johannsen, Energy Program Director, has been named to the 40 Under 40 program by Midwest Energy News.

The 40 Under 40 program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest for their work on the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy. Johannsen joins peers from across the region, including industry representatives, public service professionals, and other environmental advocates.

Kerri Johanssen, IEC Energy Program Director“It is inspiring to see all of the good work being done by my colleagues throughout the region to advance clean energy. I am honored to be included among such an accomplished group. It is also a recognition of the important role that the Iowa Environmental Council has played in shaping energy policy in Iowa. I look forward to continuing our efforts and helping to bolster and restore Iowa’s clean energy leadership,” said Johannsen of receiving the award.

Johannsen assumed the position of Energy Program Director at IEC in May after serving most recently as the Council’s Manager of Government Affairs where she led state-level legislative strategy on energy issues. She previously developed energy policy with the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, administered the Iowa Power Fun for innovative clean energy projects, and worked as an analyst and Legislative liaison with the Iowa Utilities Board before joining the Iowa Environmental Council in 2016.

Johannsen grew up on her family’s farm near Protivin, Iowa and now lives, bikes, and has many outdoor adventures in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband Dan and seven-year-old son, Milo. She has a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. 

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