Meet the 2023 WISE Award Winners!

Smart Energy Decisions' WISE (Women In Smart Energy) awards program celebrates the significant contribution women are making to the energy transition.

Award Winners by Category

  • Innovation: Alise Porto, VP of Sustainability (Switch)
  • Project:
    • Commercial/Buildings: Karen Cusmano, Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability and ESG (Veris Residential)
    • Manufacturing: Kimm Jarden, Global Energy Manager (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    • Institutions: Jennifer Malaniuk, Director of Energy & Sustainability (Richardson Independent School District)
    • Government: Annie Secrest, Energy & Water Coordinator (County of San Luis Obispo
    • Commercial/Retail: Rachel Swanson, Lead Program Manager – Solar (Target Corporation)
  • Leadership:
    • Manufacturing: Rebecca Tody, Manager - Energy Procurement and Reliability (General Motors)
    • Institution: Ibi Yolas, Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities (Pace University)
    • Commercial: Kim Strickland, Global Head of Execution, Energy & Sustainability (Prologis)
  • Mentorship: Kulsoom Khan, Energy Efficiency Manager (Congebec, Inc.)
  • Rising Star:
    • Sophia Gluck, ESG & Sustainability Program Manager (Okta, Inc.)
    • Elizabeth King, Performance and Operations Engineer (Georgetown University)
    • Katie Peterson, V2X Programs Manager (General Motors)
  • Industry Veteran:
    • Tria Case, University Executive Director, Office of Sustainability and Energy Conservation (City University of New York)
    • Jennifer Daloisio, CEO (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center)
    • Abigail Johnson, Executive Director (Virginia PACE Authority)
  • Advocacy: Doug Yunaska, Director Global Energy & Sustainability Center of Excellence (Merck & Co., Inc.)

Timeline and Key Dates

  • December 20, 2022 to January 17, 2023: Submissions accepted for award nominations accepted.
  • February 2, 2023: Winners notified following review by a panel of independent judges.
  • March 16, 2023: The WISE Awards will be presented at a gala dinner during Net Zero Forum Spring at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.

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