LANSING — The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF) announced today the hiring of Joanna Lewis as its new program administrator. In this role, Lewis will support a variety of communications and programming efforts, including the organization’s newly launched Youth Fellowship Program.
A Michigander originally, Lewis’s political career commenced in Alaska in 2013 as a legislative aide for former State Representative Bob Lynn (R – Anchorage). Most recently she served as a Civil Deputy Clerk for the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University.
MCEF works to educate the public and policymakers on the immense economic and security benefits of diversifying Michigan’s energy portfolio and moving towards a true “All of the Above” generation mix, with an emphasis on transitioning to cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.
“On behalf of our entire Leadership Council, we are excited to welcome Joanna to MCEF,” said Larry Ward, MCEF executive director. “Joanna’s communications, social media management, and policy research experience will help our organization immediately, and I’m certain she will be a valuable member of our team.”
“As a Lansing native, I am thrilled to be back in Michigan, working to highlight the voice of conservatives on clean energy,” said Lewis. “Conservatives have much to offer to the state energy debate, including ideas to help expand the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as to strengthen Michigan’s position as a national leader in attracting clean energy jobs and investment. MCEF has a strong reputation as a clean energy thought leader, and I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”
About MCEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is an organization comprised of conservatives who believe that Michigan should adopt a true “All of the Above” energy policy that includes an increase in our commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency. MCEF believes encouraging diverse and local energy production and reduced energy waste will create jobs and stimulate Michigan’s economy, reduce our reliance on foreign energy, improve our national security, and protect our valuable natural resources. http://www.micef.org/