About Us

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is an industry-led nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Minnesota’s clean energy ecosystem. CEEM is focused on sharing the stories of clean energy businesses and employees and is committed to working across industries and political divides to support a prosperous economy for Minnesotans.


Our goals:

  • Serve the public as a leading voice. CEEM is committed to providing education and inclusive public policy leadership to ensure that clean energy policies will move the industry forward in Minnesota.
  • Drive innovation. We convene industry leaders across sectors to help strengthen business relationships and foster greater marketplace innovation.
  • Be a go-to source for industry information. CEEM collects and tracks industry trends, releases statewide data on clean energy, and maintains a robust database of Minnesota’s clean energy companies.
  • Communicate. CEEM delivers consistent and fact-based information to the public on the benefits of the clean energy industry and shares the stories of clean energy businesses, customers and workers.


Board of Directors

Nina Axelson
Ever-Green Energy

Jamie Borell
IPS Solar

Amy Dorsett
Trane, Inc.

Bradley Heitland

Holly Lahd
Target Corporation

Randy Moberg
Werner Electric


Martin Morud
TruNorth Solar

Dan O’Neill
Northland Securities (Retired)

Steve Polski
Linn Grove Ventures

Dr. Tariq Samad
Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota

Steven Webster
Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas (formerly)


Staff Members

Gregg Mast
Executive Director
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Benjamin A. Stafford
Director, Policy and Public Affairs
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Amelia Cerling Hennes
Manager, Marketing and Communications
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Tiffanie Connelly
Social Media and Marketing Specialist
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Lead Members