JENNIFER TAYLOR NAMED CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Long-time Nevada attorney and community leader takes over as CEP’s executive director on February 1, 2015.
Las Vegas, Nevada – January 14, 2015 – Clean Energy Project (CEP) has named Jennifer Taylor, Esq. its new executive director. She will take over for long-time founding executive director, Lydia Ball February 1, 2015. Ball will continue with the organization in an executive consulting role.
“Nevada is at an exciting moment in its history,” said Taylor. “Clean energy is one of our state’s most abundant resources. I am excited to work with local and state-wide communities to build on our record of success in attracting new jobs to Nevada by helping promote and develop Nevada’s growing clean energy economy.”
"Jennifer brings a tremendous amount of experience and perspective,” said Rose McKinney-James, board chair for Clean Energy Project. “She has a unique understanding of policy and how to work with community, business and state leaders to achieve strong and lasting results.”
About Jennifer Taylor
With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Jennifer Taylor is one of the West’s most respected environmental and construction defect attorneys. In her environmental work, she represented residents in one of Nevada’s largest groundwater contamination cases in Nevada. In her construction defect work, she represented residents whose homes had been damaged by mold, soils movement and other construction defects, and homebuilders and subcontractors to protect them against potentially frivolous claims. She is a member of the environmental law sections in both Washington and Nevada, a member of Nevada’s Energy, Utilities and Communications section, and a LEED Certified Green Associate. Taylor served on the board of Nevada Conservation League board chair from 2010 to 2013, and as board chair from 2010 to 2013. Taylor was campaign manager for Horsford for Congress where she oversaw the day-to-day operations for, then sitting, U.S. Representative Steven Horsford. Prior to taking over the campaign in July 2014, she served as his political director, engaging with stakeholders throughout Nevada. Taylor moved to Nevada in 1995 to serve as law clerk for Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Rose. Since moving to Las Vegas in 1997, Taylor has built a law practice, been active in the community, including providing pro-bono legal work for the Poppy Foundation, an animal rescue organization and has been married to scenic designer, Yale Yeandel. Taylor has a J.D. is from University of Houston Law Center, B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and is a graduate of both Leadership Las Vegas and Emerge Las Vegas
About Clean Energy Project
Clean Energy Project, Inc. (CEP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to powering the clean energy economy through education and engagement with policy leaders, business and community leaders, and citizens on the economic benefits of fully developing a clean energy economy. For more information, please visit CleanEnergyProjectNV.org.
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