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Executive Director of Leaders in Energy (LE)

Janine Finnell


Janine Finnell serves as the Executive Director of Leaders in Energy (LE). This non-profit organisation, which she founded, is building a community of leaders to advance solutions for a sustainable energy system, economy, and world.  LE has conducted over 60 thought leadership forums and workshops with 200+ speakers, collaborated with numerous strategic partners and sponsors, and trained 150+ individuals in green career and circular economy workshops. Areas of focus include sustainable communities, green jobs and finance, and multi generational leadership.  LE has a following of 5000+ clean energy and sustainability professionals in 103 countries.

Prior to becoming a non-profit executive, Ms. Finnell provided strategic planning, programmatic, and management consulting for federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as non-governmental organisations, DOE national laboratories, and the electric utility industry.  Her experience includes working at a state energy office, serving as a Foreign Service Officer, and employment at IBM, DynCorp International, Institute of Energy Analysis, and other management and technology firms.  Her work has entailed developing projects and programs to help transform the energy economy to foster sustainability including: renewables and energy efficiency, fossil and nuclear energy; utilities and power; transportation including alternative fuels; energy and agriculture; and innovative institutional, policy and financing mechanisms. Throughout her career, Ms. Finnell has developed policy papers, reports, professional articles, studies relating to energy alternatives, sustainable development policy mechanisms, education and outreach on clean energy technologies.

She currently serves on the Board of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE NCC) and the National AEE’s Council on Women for Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), and is a member of the National Capital Area Chapter – U.S. Association of Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE).  She has lived, worked, and traveled in 30 countries.

She attended the CHARGE Energy Branding inaugural conference and developed a paper on The Greening of American Utilities which was published by Engerati and Leaders in Energy.


The Company

Leaders in Energy (LE)

Leaders in Energy is building a community of engaged leaders to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions.

Our work aims to connect a number of key stakeholders with aligned interests to advance our mission in our key areas of focus including sustainable communities, the green economy (jobs and finance), and multigenerational leadership.

We connect job seekers to hiring managers and employers, energy suppliers with solutions to the market (including business and consumers); technology and social innovators to investors; and industry experts with our action network.  See the diagram below with our stakeholder community.

Leaders in Energy serves as a platform to help our community of members and sponsors connect with one another on opportunities that lead to creating impact by mobilizing talent and resources for the green economy as well as increasing transactions that to help build the green economy through goods and services.



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