Rachel Shimshak

Director of the Renewable Northwest Project

Rachel Shimshak has served as Executive Director of Renewable Northwest Project - a leading non-profit advocacy group - since it's inception in 1994. Under her leadership, the organization has supported the implementation of more than 7,600 MW of wind, geothermal and solar resources in the Northwest. With Rachel at the helm, Renewable Northwest Project has grown to include over 60 member organizations working toward the shared mission of a clean energy future and healthy economy, workforce and environment. Rachel has a rich history of leadership in the energy field; she has been chosen by Governors to serve on numerous high-level committees. She has served on the boards of several non profit, clean energy and educational organizations and has been recognized by an array of groups for her contributions to clean energy. She received the Green Power Leadership Award/Green Power Pioneer Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions and was recognized as Woman of the Year by Women of Wind Energy. Rachel is a graduate from the University of Oregon and is a native Oregonian.