Episode 48: Andrea Luecke
This week, Jon Powers speaks with Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of the Solar Foundation. Andrea started out as the sole employee for The Solar Foundation in 2010 and has since expanded the organization from a shoe-strong budget to a multi-million dollar set of programs dedicated to advancing solar energy growth. This conversation discusses the growth of The Solar Foundation, what they do, and how Andrea started this foundation.
Prior to The Solar Foundation, Andrea ran the City of Milwaukee’s Department of Energy Solar America Cities program, “Milwaukee Shines”, implementing policies aimed at increasing solar energy capacity. She also served in the Peace Corps for two years. Andrea has a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.