Meet our team of experts who make wind simple by providing comprehensive wind solutions based on their experience, expertise, and relationships. These are the One Energy innovators.
GENERAL MANAGER AND CEO
As General Manager and CEO of One Energy, Jereme is ultimately responsible for the delivery of all One Energy projects and the success of the One Energy family of companies. Prior to founding One Energy in 2009, Jereme ran construction of several of the world’s largest wind projects. During his tenure in big wind, he grew frustrated with the inefficiencies plaguing the industry.
Believing there had to be a better approach to wind projects, Jereme founded One Energy. It was this same innovative spirit that drove the creation of the Wind for Industry® concept for installing utility-scale wind turbines behind the meter for private industry customers. As a result of Jereme’s vision, One Energy was responsible for approximately 30% of all distributed wind energy installed in the United States in 2015 and is currently responsible for more than 10% of net-metered wind energy in the United States.
One Energy is now a vertically integrated company delivering handshake-to-handshake on-site wind projects, including 100% self-perform construction. In 2016, Jereme led a groundbreaking round of fundraising that raised $80 million of institutional financing to continue growing One Energy’s fleet of projects.
Chelsea started at One Energy as an intern, and has rapidly progressed to Project Manager. Chelsea’s responsibilities include safety, procurement, reporting to customers, managing construction methods and crews, quality assurance, and commissioning of electrical and mechanical systems. She sees the projects from start to finish and is the key contact for all site activities.
Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is an Engineer In Training (EIT), Emergency Medical Technician, and certified instructor for First Aid/CPR. She has taught tower rescue and advanced rope techniques to firefighters from all over Ohio.
Chelsea has contributed to the installation of over 25 MW of net-metered wind generation facilities, including the three largest behind-the-meter wind projects in the country.
HEAD OF PROJECT PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY
As Head of Project Planning and Technology, Jessica is responsible for all phases of project feasibility evaluations, including wind resource assessment, regulatory compliance, turbine siting, permitting, and financial modeling. Her other responsibilities include developing and implementing project remote monitoring, instrumentation, and data collection.
Jessica is One Energy’s wind resource expert. In her previous role as Chief Scientist, she was responsible for all technical reports and site-specific wind resource and feasibility studies. Jessica developed much of One Energy’s proprietary software for site-specific feasibility studies, including wake loss, shadow flicker, sound propagation, and icing. Recently, Jessica led a team in developing a pre-construction statistical project performance model utilizing measured uncertainties and monte carlo methods – a cutting-edge development in the industry.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Earth Systems Science and Engineering, and a Master of Science in Atmospheric Science.
Jim brings a wealth of experience in project management from the energy sector to his role of Project Manager at One Energy. He has expertise in and is accountable for the oversight, budgeting, scheduling, and construction of Wind for Industry® projects, as well as the evaluation of commercial opportunities and capital investments.
In his role at One Energy, Jim’s responsibilities include safety, cultivating customer and community relationships, managing construction methods and crews, quality assurance, and commissioning of electrical and mechanical systems. On the jobsite, he coordinates workflow including ensuring site safety, documentation, and completion, as well as quality assurance and quality control activities. Jim leads the production of site design and drawings, facilitates planning/zoning and acquisitions, obtains permits and land leases, and manages all subcontractors and internal construction staff. He sees projects through from start to finish and is the key point of contact for all site activities.
Jim graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and earned a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
As General Counsel, Steve is responsible for the company’s non-regulatory legal and compliance matters, keeping One Energy fully compliant with all issues facing the company as the leader inprojects.
Prior to joining One Energy, Steve was Director and Corporate and Commercial Counsel of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned water and wastewater company in North America. Steve has experience in the investment banking and pharmaceutical industries, and was a partner in the business department of one of the 25 largest law firms in the world. Steve has also been an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law – Camden, teaching courses in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He has also taught seminars at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Steve received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he majored in finance. Steve is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
KATIE JOHNSON TREADWAY, ESQ.
HEAD OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
As Head of Regulatory Affairs at One Energy, Katie is responsible for the company’s regulatory matters and ensures One Energy remains at the forefront of legal and regulatory issues in the energy industry.
Prior to joining One Energy, Katie was an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. There, Katie represented the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Power Siting Board in proceedings before the Commission and the Supreme Court of Ohio. She litigated over 50 cases and successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Otterbein University and her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. Katie also attended the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities. While at Vermont Law School, Katie was employed as a Research Associate with the Institute for Energy and the Environment. There, Katie researched and published articles on state, federal, and international energy issues. Katie has written and published reports on energy security with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Naval Analysis. Katie is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
HEAD OF STORYTELLING
There’s nothing more engaging than a great story based in truth. One Energy has that compelling narrative and value proposition; it’s Angela’s role to share it. Through digital, video, and print tools, personal interviews, and community engagements, she conveys One Energy’s various stories. While some people look at her role and think marketing and communications, she prefers the title Head of Storytelling.
Before joining One Energy, Angela promoted economic development in North Carolina and northwest Ohio. Prior to economic development, she worked for non-profits, establishing programs for the under-served, promoting cross-cultural experiences, and employing innovative approaches for the needs of at-risk people. Equally at home with science and technology, Angela has extensive lab experience in environmental testing and nuclear waste reduction research.
Angela’s experience combines with a Duke University Digital Media & Marketing Certificate and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Hiram College.
HEAD OF ACCOUNTING
Greg joined the One Energy team in June 2017 as Head of Accounting. In this role, Greg is responsible for all accounting, financial, and tax operations of the One Energy team.
Prior to joining One Energy, Greg gained extensive experience working with international and public companies in various controller roles. Prior to his work in industry, he spent five years in public accounting working with audit and tax clients.
Greg received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.
Greg and his wife Danielle have three daughters: Mikayla, Delainey and Quinnci.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Lynn joined One Energy as an experienced leader of complex investing, lending, financing, M&A, risk management, and operations in the power, energy, and infrastructure sectors. He serves as Chief Financial Officer for One Energy where his key responsibilities are designing and implementing cost effective and appropriately structured corporate and project capital to fund One Energy’s Wind for Industry® growth,investment prioritization and execution, managing the interface between commercial and financial matters, risk management, treasury, and control and reporting functions. Lynn also provides senior input on broader platform and organizational matters.
Lynn has held senior finance positions at blue-chip investment banking, private equity, and corporate firms such as Salomon Brothers, Bank of America, Bechtel, Calpine, and Table Rock Capital. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Liz joined the One Energy team in June 2016 as the Head of Research and Development. Liz has been working in the wind energy industry since 2007 focusing on a variety of wind energy research topics, including wind resource assessment, wind farm operational modeling, and remote sensing technologies. Liz is the creator and developer of the patented wind flow modeling software, Continuum.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMass-Amherst where she studied at the Renewable Energy Research Lab.
Ziran (Bruce) Gu
TRAINING AND RECRUITING MANAGER
DIRECTOR OF STATE POLICY
Jennifer Morris, CPA