Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OU INC's executive director joins board of EIBC
Amy Butler, Executive Director of OU INC, was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council at the group's annual meeting at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. She will serve a three-year term.
|Amy Butler, executive director of OU INC, has joined the board of directors for the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council
Michigan's only trade association focused on the advanced energy
sector, membership in the Energy Innovation Business Council provides
member companies with a voice in the Lansing and Washington policy
discussions, insider industry news and information, access to capital
and information on grants and other funding, business development
assistance, and outstanding networking opportunities.
"Being on the board of the Michigan EIBC is an honor for me, but more importantly, it opens the door for OU INC
to continue growing within the energy business community and helps us
bring our resources to a larger group of like-minded business
professionals," said Butler of her appointment.
Prior to joining
OU INC, Butler was the Director of the Bureau of Energy Systems, for
the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth for the State of
Michigan. In this role, she aligned Michigan's energy sector
initiatives, promoted economic growth, and job creation for Michigan's
transition to the energy economy. She directed policy and program
development; legislation; and coordinated agencies and stakeholders
including building local public private partnerships.
Butler, a resident of Rochester Hills and native of Eaton Rapids,
has more than 30 years of experience working with state government and
developing state programs. She has worked closely with industry,
utilities, businesses involved in the development of next generation
advanced manufacturing technologies, energy and process assessments and
implementation of energy efficiency projects; student internships,
workforce training, and development of innovative financing mechanisms
to encourage deep implementation of energy efficiency projects.
The complete list of new Michigan EIBC board members includes:
Amy Butler, Executive Director - OU Inc.
Andy Levin, Founder and Managing Partner - Levin Energy Partners
Nate Lowery, CEO - TM3 Systems
Jeff Mathie, President and CEO - Patriot Solar Group
Jim Monterusso, General Manager - Veolia Energy
Brian Pageau, General Manager - Midwest Energy Group
About OU INC
OU INC is a SmartZone Business Accelerator, in collaboration with the
City of Rochester Hills, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
(MEDC), and various industry partners.
OU INC's focus is in the
Energy, Medical Device, and Information Technology sectors. We provide
entrepreneurial resources and strategic business solutions for
developing business ventures and accelerating ideas to market. OU INC
fosters a healthy environment for the growth of new start-up companies,
and provides support for existing entities through its facility and
business development resources.
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