Visionary energy leader elected as new CEEM Board of Directors' chair

August 1, 2023
Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is proud to announce the election of two established clean energy champions as the next phase of board leadership for the organization:  Holly Lahd, Energy Strategy Manager at Meta as Board Chair Tena Monson, Senior Director of Development Operations at National Grid Renewables as Board Vice Chair.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is proud to announce the election of two established clean energy champions as the next phase of board leadership for the organization:

  • Holly Lahd, Energy Strategy Manager at Meta as Board Chair
  • Tena Monson, Senior Director of Development Operations at National Grid Renewables as Board Vice Chair.

At Meta, Holly brings expertise in corporate clean energy and climate strategy, carbon accounting, and environmental markets to one of the most influential companies in the country. For CEEM, Holly is a visionary leader with a sharp business mind who offers strategic guidance on how best amplify the business need for clean energy, and has demonstrated incredible servant-leadership over her past five years on the board.

“It’s an honor to be leading CEEM’s Board of Directors. Minnesota’s clean energy economy is at an inflection point and poised for rapid growth. CEEM’s work at the intersection of business and policy makes it uniquely qualified to represent this growing economic engine. I’m thrilled to help guide them as CEEM members lead Minnesota’s clean energy transition,” said Holly Lahd.

Serving alongside Holly as the Vice Chair is Tena Monson. At National Grid Renewables, Tena uses her decade of experience in the renewables space to strategically lead renewable development in an ever changing industry, with a focus on executing projects and mitigating risks for late stage projects. With CEEM, Tena uses her voice to expand CEEM’s influence and help accelerate Minnesota’s clean energy economy.

CEEM’s Executive Director, Gregg Mast, is thrilled to welcome this new era of Board leadership saying, “I am deeply grateful for the work of our outgoing chair, Marty Morud with TruNorth Solar. The seven years of strategic guidance and dedication he provided CEEM have been invaluable. He has been a constant champion for our work and core mission of promoting and defending clean energy jobs and the economic benefits they bring to the state,” said Mast. “I am excited for the future of CEEM with Holly and Tena leading the way. They will be critical in helping CEEM to rise and meet the moment the state is in. This is a pivotal juncture for clean energy progress and we look forward to being invaluable partners for our members as we unite in our goal of transitioning to an equitable and prosperous clean energy future.”

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About Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM): CEEM is an industry-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing the business case for clean energy in Minnesota. CEEM provides a unified voice for clean energy business across the state. Our mission is to provide educational leadership, collaboration, and policy analysis that accelerates clean energy market growth and smart energy policies.

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