Jennifer Jenkins is the Executive Director of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA). She has over ten years experience in the wind industry including her tenure at Southwest Windpower in their Government Affairs department. In this role, she was an integral part of the team that successfully sought passage of the federal 30% tax credit for small wind systems. In her current role as Executive Director of DWEA, Jenkins works directly with members, stakeholders, and policy makers to find opportunities to grow the distributed wind market. Jenkins earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with an emphasis on policy and public administration from Northern Arizona University and is the 2012 recipient of the Women of Wind Energy’s Rising Star award.