Rising renewable energy leaders selected for hands-on training and mentorship program
SEATTLE – January 29, 2015 – OneEnergy Renewables, a leading developer of large-scale clean energy projects, today announced its 2015 OneEnergy Scholars® class in partnership with Net Impact, the leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to work within and beyond business for a sustainable future. The OneEnergy Scholars® program accelerates the careers of high potential individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision in the field of renewable energy.
The 2015 OneEnergy Scholars class features six young leaders who promise to advance the clean energy sector in the coming years. OneEnergy Renewables will provide these honorees with a number of benefits, including mentorship, personalized career counseling, internship opportunities and professional networking prospects. This year's recipients are:
· Maria Fernandez, Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst;
· Emma Ingebretsen, Portland State University;
· Brian Liberatore, Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University;
· Mei Poon, Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University;
· Jaafar Rizvi, New York University Stern School of Business; and
· Nneka Uzoh, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
"The clean energy industry is growing at a remarkable rate, and we're looking to the next generation of inspired professionals to shape and sustain the future expansion of this sector," said OneEnergy Renewables CEO Bryce Smith. "Just as today's leaders were influenced by the guidance of their own mentors, it is our duty and our privilege to extend that same support to our 2015 OneEnergy Scholars. We can only imagine what this group of driven young people will achieve through hard work and ingenuity, and we look forward to watching their careers blossom."
This annual collaboration between Net Impact and OneEnergy is a natural extension of a shared commitment to help young people accelerate their impact through their careers.
"Many Net Impact students are eager to contribute to the clean energy economy through their professional pursuits," said Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact. "The OneEnergy Scholars Program offers a unique avenue to enrich their understanding of renewable energy markets and build critical skills that will serve them well on their path to careers with sustainable impact."
About OneEnergy Renewables
OneEnergy Renewables develops distributed, utility-scale solar PV projects and creates next generation power purchase agreement (PPA) products that expand the marketplace for clean energy. OneEnergy's Purpose-Built Solar™ enables commercial and institutional customers to procure power from large-scale offsite solar projects and to integrate these purchases into their broader electricity procurement strategy. More information at www.OneEnergyRenewables.com.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that supports a new generation to work within and beyond business for a sustainable future. With more than 60,000 student and professional members and nearly 300 chapters worldwide, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Visit www.netimpact.org.