Tyler Huebner

Tyler Huebner
Executive Director

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608-255-4044, ext. 1

Tyler in his own words: I joined RENEW Wisconsin as the organization's 3rd Executive Director in June 2013. Since growing up in Iowa and being fascinated by wind turbines at a nearby middle school, I have pursued various ventures in the clean energy space, and I am passionate about the transformation of our country's energy system to renewable sources. After graduating in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa, I earned my Masters degree at Stanford University in the Atmosphere & Energy Program, where I also co-founded a major conference and student group called Energy Crossroads (now Stanford Energy Club) focused on the intersection between business, national security, and environmental interests in clean energy. Since then, I have been a consultant with ICF International working on energy efficiency projects with utility companies and the U.S. EPA, ran grant programs at the U.S. Department of Energy in low-income weatherization, and worked for the State of Wisconsin's Division of Energy Services prior to joining RENEW. My wife Heather and I have a daughter, Emma, born in April of 2013, and a son, Evan, born in July 2015, and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and exploring Wisconsin by bicycle.

Michael Vickerman Michael Vickerman
Program & Policy Director

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608-255-4044, ext. 4

Michael in his own words: I was hired by RENEW back in 1991 to manage an intervention before the Public Service Commission, and I feel privileged to have worked for the organization ever since. It has truly been a fantastic learning experience. In my 23 years with RENEW, the renewable energy arena has blossomed from an idealistic endeavor on the margins to a mainstream business activity. Renewable energy is no longer an alternative any more, but the real deal, and an agricultural and a manufacturing state like Wisconsin should embrace it with open arms. I am a long-time Wisconsinite, starting at age seven when my family moved to Milwaukee. A graduate of UW-Madison in 1978, I live in Madison with my wife Pamela. Now that our son is grown and living in Chicago, we spend many days circulating around town on our bicycles and venturing into the Dane County countryside. We also make extensive use of the sunlight radiating on our East Side residence to grow vegetables and dry clothes outside, as well as heat the water and power the household inside.

Katherine Klausing Katherine Klausing
Engagement Manager

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608-255-4044, ext. 5

Katherine in her own words: I joined RENEW in 2016 and am excited to work with such dedicated, smart people. I love working in renewable energy because I thrive on learning and problem solving. As an industry, I think we’re on the verge of some big solutions to complex and pressing energy problems, and I’m excited to be part of it. Before joining RENEW, I managed the strategy and purchasing programs for Groundswell Energy in Washington, D.C., helping households, nonprofits and small businesses switch to affordable clean energy. I served in a variety of roles for Groundswell, including facilitating competitive clean energy bids, managing partners and vendors for Groundswell’s energy efficiency, wind power and solar programs, program design, grant writing and communications. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and I earned my BA in interdisciplinary studies: communications, legal studies, economics, government and philosophy from American University in Washington, D.C. I’m also a proud alumnus of both the Princeton Alumni Corps Emerging Leaders and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Outside the office, I’m an avid reader and a taco enthusiast. On the weekends you can usually find me racing a bike or chasing my dog around a park.

Katie Putz Katie Putz
Communications & Operations Associate

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608-255-4044, ext. 3

Katie in her own words: I joined RENEW in November 2014, and am thrilled to be part of such a passionate organization. I first became acquainted with RENEW Wisconsin while working as an intern for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and a little over a year later I became part of the RENEW team! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies. I have always been fascinated by environmental policy, and throughout my education and experience in environmental advocacy, I've come to realize how crucial it is for our future that we lock in long-term sources of clean, reliable energy at both the state and national level. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I know that our historically progressive state has vast potential to lead the way towards a clean energy future. Originating from Sussex, WI, I now reside in Madison where I enjoy spending my days biking, visiting Wisconsin's many lakes and parks, drinking craft beer, and cheering on the Badgers and the Packers.