Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse
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About
Our Organization            Our Team           Our Internship Program


 Our Organization

The Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse is a membership organization representing the diverse range of stakeholders in the world’s most intensive wind energy development state.  The Clearinghouse serves as an information exchange for landowner issues, industrial development, workforce recruitment & skills development, community economic development, wind energy operations recruitment & enhancement, and many other topics.

Our members include school districts, counties, heavy industry, small business, community & regional economic development institutions, ranchers, farmers, colleges & universities, harbors, chambers of commerce, cities, wind energy companies, and many other stakeholder segments.

Our services include conferences, newsletters, networking forums, town hall meetings, industrial recruitment, national & international representation of Texas at major wind energy events, advisory services in curriculum development, and many other services.

To find out more about the actions undertaken by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse on behalf of its members since 2005, click here.
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 Our Team
 Greg Wortham

Executive Director -- Sweetwater
info@TexasWindClearinghouse.us
law@TexasWindClearinghouse.us

Greg Wortham founded the West Texas Wind Energy Consortium (now expanded into the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse) in 2004.  A West Texas native, Wortham’s experience includes almost 30 years in energy business, rural development, legislative action, public relations, and energy & environmental policy.  A 1979 graduate of Sweetwater High School, he has worked for the region as a staff member at the City of Sweetwater, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, and U.S. Congress.  Since 2007, he has served as Mayor of Sweetwater, Texas – one of the most intensive energy solutions cities on the planet.


Wortham earned his B.A. from Rice University magna cum laude with a double major in political science (honors) and policy studies (energy & environmental policy).  He earned his J.D. (with honors) from The School of Law at The University of Texas in 1990, graduating simultaneously with a Masters of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas.  He is licensed to practice law in Texas, the District of Columbia, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.  He served as Senior Corporate Counsel for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, as an associate at two Washington, DC, law firms, and as Chief Operating Officer for a multi-dimensional New York City energy company.  He also served as a Public Relations Aide for two teams in the  National Football League.  Greg has extensive business travel experience throughout Europe, North America, and Israel.


 
Glenn Wortham

Conferences director & member relations -- Sweetwater
land@TexasWindClearinghouse.us

conferences@TexasWindClearinghouse.us

 

Glenn has held business, governmental, and other leadership positions throughout West Texas for more than 40 years.  In government, Glenn served on the Board of Directors of the statewide Texas Municipal League on behalf of West Texas.  He was elected to the Sweetwater City Commission for 20 years, serving from 1986 through 2006.  He served with cities throughout Texas on the TML Small Cities Advisory Council and also as a member of the TML energy initiatives legislative committee. 

A licensed pilot, h
e continues to serve as a member of the Permian Basin Airport Advisory Board, and is actively involved in airspace analysis of wind energy project concepts for ranchers, developers, communities, and turbine manufacturers.  Glenn has held leadership in various region-wide business enterprises, and has held multiple high level positions in regional and statewide civic endeavors.  His renewable energy activities have included landowner relations, site identification and assessment, land title analysis, airspace impact analysis, and pre-development activities.  As a landowner title consultant to 3rd Planet Windpower, Glenn handled more than 400 land title research assignments. Glenn has business travel experience in USA, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and Europe.


 Lee Ausburne

International logistics adviser -- Dallas
logistics@NewAmsterdamGlobal.com

 

With more than 20 years experience as a project management professional in logistics, procurement and supply chain management, Lee’s international strength lies in planning, coordinating and managing large scale, complex projects on time and on budget.  Lee has used his communication, relationship building, and negotiation skills to achieve significant cost savings in equipment, transportation and contract services.  

As Marine Logistics Manager for Texas Instruments, Lee managed logisticians and warehouse workers in Texas Instruments’ International Oil Exploration Division (Geophysical Services, Inc.) including purchasing, inventory control, and the shipping of equipment to support the production of our off-shore marine exploration vessels. Performed quarterly budgeting and negotiated contracts with service vendors.   At Electrospace/Raytheon, Lee provided leadership and direction to a team of 25 warehouse employees charged with supporting multiple manufacturing contracts that required thousands of stock transactions.  He ensured timely and accurate delivery of materials to production lines in two locations; trained and motivated staff, monitored performance, continuously drove high standards in quality and on-time delivery.   Lee took charge of all domestic and international shipping and receiving functions; maintained inventories to support multiple government depot distribution sites.  

Lee is a graduate of the University of North Texas.

  Anne-Dorothe Mueller Davis
European initiatives & conference development
Houston-College Station

Europe@NewAmsterdamGlobal.com

 

Now based in Texas, Anne brings intensive high-level experience in European renewable energy policy development, parliamentary contacts, business networking, and conference development.  She served for 3.5 years as a policy adviser and project manager at EUFORES – the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources – a Brussels, Belgium-based European parliamentary network with members from all major political groups in the European Parliament as well as the national EU Member States Parliaments.  With her EUFORES colleagues, Anne organized many international conferences, inter-parliamentary meetings, and other high-profile events.  She was a featured speaker on European offshore wind initiatives at the 1st Annual Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) conference in Houston in 2011.  Anne has a masters degree from Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (political science, sociology, history), a bachelors degree from Universität Potsdam (political science, sociology, history), and study at Tufts University (political science).


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 Our Intern & Apprentice Program

The Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse has funded more than 40 internships and apprenticeships since 2006 for high school and university students from the wind region.  Students participate in conference marketing & administration, special events, national wind energy conferences, VIP networking, media interviews & logistics, educational projects, membership administration, wind energy skills training, website development, international exchange programs, and VIP tours of factories, Texas Capitol, and Dyess Air Force Base.  Intern alums have enrolled at colleges & universities such as Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University, Angelo State University, The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Hardin-Simmons University, Cisco College, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Tarleton State University, Baylor University, Texas State Technical College, Western Texas College, and South Plains College.


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