Leadership Experience


Advocate in the Statehouse Ten years of experience in the Indiana Statehouse, the last eight of which involved leading a team of advocates that achieved several legislative victories, including defeating a constitutional measure that could have threatened your air and water

Organizational Leader – Within a few years of becoming Executive Director of Indiana’s largest environmental public policy organization, transformed its staff and turned its deficit into a steady surplus

Coalition Builder – Built and mobilized a coalition of 16 diverse organizations to stop a public policy that would have weakened the ability of Indiana's executive branch to protect your environment.

Collaborator – Created the atmosphere that led to the entry of 38 Indiana businesses signing onto our organization’s green business program in its first 16 months

Problem Solver - Led the successful effort to create a first-in-the-nation program that replaces asthma-causing, wood-fired heaters with renewable energy systems  


Jesse's leadership abilities have been recognized by being named the 2015 Winner of the "Hulman Health Achievement Award for Public Policy Advocacy" and a "Forty Under 40" by the Indianapolis Business Journal.


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