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Wendy Jaehn

Executive Director

Wendy came to CARA from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance where she was the President and Executive Director. During her nine year tenure, she successfully deployed winning strategies, operations and deployment programs and policy initiatives. A proven relationship builder, Jaehn grew her staff from nine to over 20 in the last five years, while overseeing a program budget growth from $500,000 to over $7.8 million.

Jaehn’s professional background includes a stint at Millennium Energy where she performed technical and financial analysis on renewable energy and at Technology Transition Corporation where she helped manage a $35 million solar energy program funded by the Department of Energy.

In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from the Kellogg School of Management, Jaehn began running at the age of ten, ran competitively at Cornell University and is a longtime member of CARA. She recently ran the Chicago Half Marathon, her first, in 1:32.

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