CWEEL | Chair
Utility Advantage | President
Laurie Wiegand-Jackson is a successful entrepreneur and energy expert. She is the President and majority owner of Utility Advantage, a nationally certified WBE and provider of energy consulting services founded in 2003. Laurie also established a demand response company which was later sold to a technology company in 2015. She has returned to Utility Advantage full time to grow the consulting services. Over her career she has held positions in engineering, EE program management, sales, business development, strategic planning, and executive management for utilities, retail energy suppliers, data solutions providers, and an ESCO.
Laurie is also very active in promoting the professional advancement of women in the energy industry. She co-founded the Council for Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), a division of the Association of Energy Engineers to promote the professional development and advancement of women in the energy industry. She currently serves as the Chair of the CWEEL Governing Board.