As Director, Environmental Affairs, John is responsible for environmental policy and practice considerations for ConnectGen’s renewable generation portfolio, including commercial wind and solar generation, and battery storage projects. John leverages experience and expertise in natural resources, land use, environmental policy and permitting to support ConnectGen’s development goals and maintains principal responsibility of corporate and project-level compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Previously, John was the Director of Environmental Affairs at Clean Line Energy Partners, where he provided siting and permitting oversight for multiple long haul transmission lines and renewable generation projects. Prior to joining Clean Line, John was a Project Manager and Lead Biologist for Turner Biological Consulting, where he managed environmental permitting and conservation programs for various projects in the Southwest, including industrial-scale wind and solar, pipelines, transmission lines, as well as various private, state, and federal land management projects. Throughout his career, John has provided environmental and development support for more than 2,500 miles of electric transmission infrastructure and for renewable energy projects representing five gigawatts of proposed or operating generation. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, emphasis in wildlife science, with a minor in biology from Tarleton State University.