Milwaukee-based Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) will change key leadership positions as the organization’s co-founder and former chief executive officer, Alan Perlstein, plans to retire, the organization recently announced.
[caption id="attachment_517944" align="alignright" width="254"] Midwest Energy Research Consortium interim executive director Elizabeth Thelen.[/caption]
Elizabeth Thelen, former director of entrepreneurship and talent at The Water Council, will become M-WERC’s interim executive director. Thelen joined M-WERC in 2020 from Milwaukee 7where she ran the Midwest Innovation Exchange program.
M-WERC executive director Dan Ebert, who took the positionin 2019, will become senior strategic advisor with a focus on special projects.
[caption id="attachment_517946" align="alignright" width="166"] Midwest Energy Research Consortium senior strategic advisor Dan Ebert[/caption]
M-WERC was founded in 2009 by three universities and four industrial companies to focus on conducting collaborative and transformative energy related seed research, according to M-WERC’s website. The research consortium has since grown to more than 90 members with an annual budget of more than $ 1 million.