Heather Rhoads-Weaver
Board Member, eFormative Options

Heather Rhoads-Weaver is the founder of eFormative Options LLC, specializing in distributed wind policy and market analysis, funding development, and stakeholder communications. She has served on DWEA’s Board since 2011, was elected as Secretary in 2012, co-chairs DWEA’s State Policy Committee, and is the Project Manager for DWEA’s U.S. Department NIST-funded SMART Wind Consortium.  She was selected to receive the 2013 Distinguished Service in Community Wind Award, named the Women of Wind Energy’s 2012 Mentor of the Year, and awarded the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Lab’s 2006 Small Wind Advocate of the Year. She also served as the American Wind Energy Association’s first Small Wind Advocate, was founder of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development, and worked for Global Energy Concepts, the National Wind Coordinating Committee, and Iowa Citizen’s Action Network. She holds an M.S. from the University of Northern Iowa and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. eFormative led the development of the U.S. DOE-funded Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook: www.windpolicytool.org.