Episode 7: Tom Kiernan
This week, Jon Powers catches up with Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). They discuss how Tom’s passion for wind power turned into a career representing the largest renewable energy source in America. Wind power is expected to be 10% of the grid by 2020 and is creating careers all along the supply chain.
Tom Kiernan began as CEO of AWEA in 2013 and previously spent 15 years as President of the National Parks Conservation Association. Upon earning an Environmental Computer Modeling Degree from Dartmouth College, Kiernan moved to D.C. to join the EPA as a Special Assistant and was then promoted to Chief of Staff of the Office of Air and Radiation. Tom was instrumental in the Bush Administration’s efforts to implement the 1990 Clean Air Act.