BOSTON, Mass. (April 14, 2020) — Ørsted announced Margaret “Maggie” Lemmerman as the company’s new head of federal affairs for U.S Offshore Wind. Ms. Lemmerman will be based in Washington, DC and serve as Ørsted’s voice with national policy makers. She brings over 15 years of experience working with the federal government on behalf of international relations, energy security, and economic development.
“As Ørsted has solidified its leading offshore wind footprint, it is important for us to continuously engage in robust conversations with federal policy makers about the significant contributions offshore wind is making to our economy,” said Thomas Brostrøm, CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind. “Whether it is on creating jobs, lowering energy costs, or protecting marine life, Maggie’s experience and credibility will serve as a much-needed voice in our nation’s capital for the industry and for Ørsted.”
Most recently Maggie was the Senior Director of Federal Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), where she conducted much of AWEA’s Capitol Hill engagement on behalf of over one thousand U.S. wind companies, including Ørsted. Prior to AWEA, she worked at the British Embassy in Washington as a Senior Policy Advisor for transatlantic energy issues, with a focus on offshore wind development. Maggie spent five years on Capitol Hill, working on a variety of legislative issues, including energy and international affairs.
Maggie is an active member of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy, a national nonprofit dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and advancing women in the renewable and sustainable energy industries.