About the Southeastern Wind Coalition

Our Management

Katharine Kollins, President

Katharine Kollins, President

Katharine Kollins has a wide variety of wind industry experience, as well as financial and operational leadership. 

Katharine's experience in the wind industry includes working for Boston-based developer First Wind, consulting with Vestas R&D to formulate a federal grant funding strategy, and a role as business development manager for The Wind Alliance.  Katharine has also worked in other renewable energy capacities as an analyst at the Nicholas Institute and authoring an NREL paper on third-Party PPA financing of solar systems.

Katharine comes to the Southeastern Wind Coalition from RTI International where she was the finance lead for two $30M+ divisions.  In her role at RTI Katharine led the creation and start-up of a new business segment that allowed RTI to win over $30M in new work during its first year.

Katharine is a 2009 graduate of Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Nicholas School of the Environment, where she earned her MBA and Master of Environmental Management with a concentration in Energy.

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Karsen Schottleutner, Intern

Karsen Schottleutner, Intern

Karsen Schottleutner is currently a master’s student in the Coastal Marine and Wetlands Studies program at Coastal Carolina University. Karsen holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Lynchburg College. Karsen’s current focus is in alternative energy, specifically wind energy. She plans on combining her experience with the SEWC and other organizations such as NC Clean Energy Technology and Coastal Carolina University to further the work of the wind industry’s initiatives in the Southeastern United States.

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