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
Energy and environmental leader
Founder and Solar Outreach, Solar Bear
David A. Brown, Jr.
Shareholder and Director, CPA, CBIZ, Mayer Hoffman McCann, LLC.
President, Conley Family Foundation
Energy and Climate Attorney. Former Board member/past Board Chair.
Environmental Attorney (retired)
Partner and Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Former Board member/past Board Chair.
Chef and award-winning author, Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup
Author, Entrepreneur, Chief Meteorologist at AerisWeather
Former United States Senator
Dr. Robert Elde
Dean of College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota (retired)
Founder of French Meadow Bakery and Café and Peoples Organic
Partner, Solhem Companies
Dr. Jessica Hellmann
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Hubert H. Humphrey III
Former Attorney General, State of Minnesota
Energy consultant, Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer, Great River Energy (retired)
Retired Education Professional and Consultant
St. Louis Park City Council Member and Climate Advocate
Retired Philanthropic and Nonprofit Environmental CEO
Senior Energy Engineer, Mortenson Construction
Founder, Inventure, The Purpose Company
Watershed Educator, Somatic Coach, Empowerment Workshop Leader
James P. Lenfestey
Journalist and Poet, former editorial writer, Star Tribune
Co-Founder, Center for Purposeful Leadership
Climate Education Coordinator and Senior Program Manager, NOAA Climate Program
Chief Communications Officer and Global Head of Partnerships & Policy, Constellation Research & Technology
Executive Director, Fresh Energy. Former Board member/past Board Chair.
Nonprofit Consultant/Project Manager – Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Director, Olseth Family Foundation
Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Partners for Change
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, Macalester College and former Board Member
Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Xcel Energy (retired)
Partner and Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels (retired)
Dr. Benjamin D. Santer
Climate Scientist and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow
Managing Director, Eastern Renewable Development, Avangrid Renewables
Investigative Journalist and former WCCO-TV news anchor
Director, Sustainability Programs, HealthPartners
Climate Advocate and Mother
President, McKnight Foundation (retired)