Leaders at SunPower, Pattern Energy, and Microsoft Join AEE Board of Directors

Advanced Energy Economy

June 16, 2022

AEE welcomed three advanced energy industry leaders to its Board of Directors this month, representing longtime Leader-level member companies: Sarah Webster of Pattern Energy, Suzanne Leta of SunPower Corp., and Brianne Miller of Microsoft.


“AEE is thrilled to bring onto the board three leaders with extensive expertise and great enthusiasm to transform policy and expand advanced energy markets,” said AEE CEO Nat Kreamer. “Sarah Webster, Suzanne Leta, and Brianne Miller have each demonstrated a dedication to growing the industry with their business and political acumen, and I look forward to working with them on the AEE Board of Directors as we pursue a 100% clean energy future.”


Learn more about the new Board members below:

Sarah Webster is Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Market Development for Pattern Energy, overseeing Pattern’s Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Stakeholder Management and Sustainability efforts. Pattern Energy Group constructs transmission lines and develops, owns, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities in North America and Japan. Sarah has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years and has been with Pattern Energy since 2013, serving as the “diplomatic core” for the company.

Suzanne Leta is head of policy and strategy for SunPower Corp., a solar and energy storage technology and services provider. With 17 years of experience in renewable energy, Leta is known for her industry leadership and board expertise. At SunPower, she directs the market policy and strategy team, responsible for government relations, strategic business initiatives and new market entry. Suzanne currently serves on leadership and policy councils to the American Council on Renewable Energy, Local Solar for All, and SolarAPP, and is also on the Renewable Energy Advisory Council for Energy Trust of Oregon.

Brianne Miller serves as Energy and Sustainability Policy Director for Microsoft U.S. Government Affairs. Brianne joined Microsoft in 2022 after serving as Director of Federal Relations for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the nation’s laboratory for nuclear energy research and development, where she focused on policy issues related to clean energy, national security, science, and the environment. Prior to joining INL, she served on Capitol Hill for 16 years, most recently as Deputy Staff Director for Energy on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for then-Chairman Lisa Murkowski.


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