Climate Fast Forward – Presenters
Lauren Azar practices law in the electric industry, providing business, regulatory and policy advice as well as project development and permitting.
Fred Clark is the Executive Director of The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization dedicated to sustainable forestry and forest science. He is also the owner and founder of Baraboo Woodworks of Madison, a business specializing in local wood products.
Sharon Dunwoody is professor emerita at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. In addition to being an internationally recognized scholar of science communication, she has also spent more than 30 years training both journalists and scientists in how to build effective science messages for general audiences.
Jane Elder is executive director of the Wisconsin Academy. She brings to the Wisconsin Academy a strong background in public policy leadership, nonprofit management, and involvement in Wisconsin arts. Her career has focused on environmental policy and communications, while personal interests include theater, modern dance and painting.
Diane Mayerfeld is the sustainable agriculture coordinator for UW Extension. She helps Extension agents and other educators learn about sustainable production practices such as rotational grazing, organic agriculture, and cover cropping; as well as sustainable social approaches such as community food systems.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer. He serves as Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, and with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature.
Gary Radloff is the principal at The Radloff Group, a policy research and consulting firm. Radloff is a recently retired researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was the Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis for the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).
Keith Reopelle is the Director of Dane County’s Office of Energy and Climate Change. Prior to coming to Dane County, Reopelle was the Senior Policy Director at Clean Wisconsin where he worked for 32 years leading clean energy campaigns at the state and regional levels.
As director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Paul Robbins oversees the institute's mission of serving as a world leader in addressing environmental change.
Peter Skopec joined the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) in 2014 and has been the organization's director since February of 2015.
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