The Advisory Board is a group of respected individuals who have an active relationship with Climate Generation and are making exceptional contributions in the area of climate change, renewable energy, philanthropy and policy.

The Climate Generation Advisory Board serves as a critical community champion of Climate Generation. Members of the Advisory Board share their gifts in our mission to empower individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.

The Advisory Board launched the Teach Climate Teachers Scholarship Movement in 2017, in collaboration with Climate Generation’s staff. Learn more about the initiative.

Advisory Board Members:

Dr. John P. Abraham
Professor, School of Engineering, University of St. Thomas

Ellen Anderson
Executive Director, Energy Transition Lab, University of Minnesota

David A. Brown, Jr.
Shareholder and Director, CPA, CBIZ, Mayer Hoffman McCann, LLC.

Michael Conley
President, Conley Family Foundation

Dominique Nils Conseil
Consultant in strategy, sustainable development, and organizational and cultural development

Leigh Currie
Senior Staff Attorney, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Chuck Dayton
Environmental Attorney (retired)

Judson Dayton

Rick DeMarchis
Energy and Sustainability Manager, 3M

Jon Dettmann
Partner and Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Paul Douglas
Author, Entrepreneur, Chief Meteorologist at AerisWeather

David Durenberger
Former United States Senator

Dr. Robert Elde
Dean of College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota (retired)

Lynn Gordon
Founder of French Meadow Bakery and Café and Peoples Organic

Catherine Gunsbury
Partner, Solhem Companies

Dr. Jessica Hellmann
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Hubert H. Humphrey III
Former Attorney General, State of Minnesota

Julianne Laue
Senior Energy Engineer, Mortenson Construction

Richard Leider
Founder, Inventure, The Purpose Company

Sally Leider
Watershed Educator, Somatic Coach, Empowerment Workshop Leader

James P. Lenfestey
Journalist and Poet, former editorial writer, Star Tribune

Meredith McQuaid
Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, University of Minnesota

Michael Noble
Executive Director, Fresh Energy

Megan O’Hara
Nonprofit Consultant/Project Manager – ‎Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light

Cheryl Olseth
Director, Olseth Family Foundation

Gayle Peterson
Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Partners for Change

Roopali Phadke
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Environmental policy and politics, Macalester College

Judy M. Poferl
Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Xcel Energy

Raj Rajan
Research, Development & Engineering Vice President and Global Sustainability Technical Leader, Ecolab

Melissa Rappaport Schifman
Editor and Sustainability Thought Leader for Rise, Founder of Green Intention LLC, author of Building a Sustainable Home

Winthrop Rockwell
Partner and Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels (retired)

Dr. Benjamin D. Santer
Atmospheric Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Will Kaul
Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer, Great River Energy (retired)

Timothy Seck
Managing Director, Eastern Renewable Development, Avangrid Renewables

Don Shelby
Investigative Journalist and former WCCO-TV news anchor