Ms. Finnell serves as the Executive Director for Leaders in Energy. She founded the organization initially as the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policy & Analysis (LERCPA) group on LinkedIn. Ms. Finnell has extensive experience in providing strategic planning, programmatic, and management consulting support via research, policy, technology, analysis, and communications and outreach expertise to organizations. These include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in addition to state governments, non-governmental organizations, DOE national laboratories, and the electric utility industry.
Ms. Finnell has been recognized for both her professional and voluntary efforts in the energy and environmental sectors including an IBM Global Services Excellence in Service Award for service rendered to DOE. She was been designated as a Local Conservation Hero, awarded by Virginia Conservation Network, for her leadership role and work performed in establishing Arlington County as a Community Wildlife Habitat. She has also received numerous awards from Toastmasters International in communications and leadership including “Area Governor of the Year.”
Ms. Finnell currently serves on the Board of the Association of Energy Engineers and its Council on Women for Energy and Environmental Leadership both at the national and local level, she is a member of the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association of Energy Economics, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, and the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment.