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People on the Move


People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has named Dr. Reagan Flowers as its chief education officer. In this role, Flowers will join SFI’s senior leadership team in Washington, DC, and lead Project Learning Tree (PLT). PLT is an SFI initiative operating as an independent, non-profit organization that aims to advance environmental education, forest literacy, and green career pathways.

Flowers brings 20 years of experience leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming. An educator and entrepreneur, she previously served as president and CEO of C-STEM, a non-profit organization dedicated to teacher and student support.

“I’m excited to welcome Dr. Flowers into this leadership role, where she will support, sustain, and cultivate PLT’s strong network of partners and strengthen the adoption and reach of PLT resources to support a lifetime of learning. With Reagan on our team providing strategic leadership and partnership development, we will broaden the reach of PLT’s award-winning environmental education products and strengthen our connection to STEM education and career pathways programming,’’ said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of SFI.

“I am delighted about this incredible opportunity to spearhead our global efforts to usher in the future era of sustainability, through collaboration and the promotion of environmental education and forest literacy. As a career educator and social entrepreneur, I understand the incredible opportunity that PLT presents to expand our collective understanding of the environment and foster new strategic partnerships, and the critical role a more informed populace can play in ensuring a future built on sustainability and innovation,” said Flowers.


The American Clean Power Association (ACP) has announced that Carrie Zalewski will join the organization as vice president of markets and transmission, a newly created role that underscores the association’s commitment to advancing clean energy through policies that ensure fair access to the electricity market for all types of energy.

In this position, Zalewski will lead efforts to promote policies that facilitate the efficient and affordable integration of clean energy.

A licensed attorney, Zalewski has an engineering background and over 15 years of experience in environmental and energy regulation and policy. She most recently served as the chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission, where she administered the Commission’s strategic mission, managed daily operations, and ruled on complex high-profile cases. During her tenure, she led the Commission in the first round of the implementation of Illinois’s Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, working to decarbonize the State’s electric and transportation sectors.


In another role, Zalewski served on the Board at the Organization of MISO States and the Organization of PJM States. She was the founding chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Chair Council, fostering collaboration and consensus by uniting Commission chairs from all 50 states. She received the Grainger College of Engineering Alumni Award for Distinguished Service and the Organization of MISO States Board ‘Liaison of the Year’ recognition for her contributions to the energy sector.

“Carrie’s expertise will be a major asset to our industry during this critical time for building out the nation’s grid and infrastructure,” said JC Sandberg, chief advocacy officer, ACP. “Given her track record of building consensus across the aisle and across state lines, I can think of no one better to drive ACP’s regulatory policy goals forward.”

“Transmission and electricity regulation are more important than ever to the clean energy industry. I am thrilled to be joining ACP at this pivotal moment and to continue to work with utility regulators, government officials, and industry experts across the country to advance affordable and clean domestic energy,” said Zalewski.


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