Diane Cherry, Principal at Diane Cherry Consulting
Consulting Pathways in Clean Energy
The clean energy world is a diverse space involving a variety of applications and perspectives. Working as a clean energy consultant requires understanding and analyzing your clients’ different positions, leveraging connections, and applying your experience to achieve results tailored to their needs. Diane Cherry Consulting works with clients across the spectrum, from clean energy businesses and advocacy groups, to local governments, higher education, and the military. In this presentation you will learn about how each of these sectors view and interact with clean energy issues. We will discuss current events and challenges in the energy space and model how a consultant may support different clients’ actions and goals.
About Diane Cherry
Diane Cherry is the founder and Principal Consultant at Diane Cherry Consulting. Her firm works on policy and regulatory analysis, business development, and communications and facilitation services for a broad variety of clients.. She has extensive experience in public policy and communications around energy markets, technology, education, and finance in North Carolina and nationally.
Prior to launching her own business, Cherry served as the Director of Engagement at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) following ten years as the Energy and Environment Policy Manager for NC State University. Cherry also spent time as a Budget Analyst for the City of Raleigh and a Senior Policy Advisor at the former North Carolina Department of Environmental, Health, and Natural Resources (now Department of Environmental Quality). Her early career included two years as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. EPA. Cherry received her Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
You can learn more about Diane’s work on her website.
About the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.