Shortly after Emily Skor took the helm as the new CEO of Growth Energy, she hit the road in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Skor testified during the EPA hearings in Kansas City, Missouri in June as well as participated in a RFS Rally press conference. She then landed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to give the keynote speech during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW). During a bit of a breather, Skor sat down with Chuck Zimmerman during which time she shared her story and outlined some of her goals as Growth Energy’s CEO.
Prior to joining Growth Energy Skor was Vice President of Communications for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. While there she had much success in building strategic communications plans where you harness the support of consumers, thought leaders of stakeholder groups and basically a broad coalition of voices. She said you can harness that support in a way that affects policy.
The position with Growth Energy intrigued her because as a Minnesota native she loved the idea of working for an industry that is so important to the heart of America. She sees that the ethanol industry has built a megaphone to champion issues and the cause in the marketplace. Now the conversation needs to expand beyond the corn belt and the beltway to all consumers.
Skor said there are three key focus areas for Growth Energy. One is continue to make sure the regulatory and policy environment is pro-ethanol. Another is helping build the marketplace through infrastructure. And finally to drive consumer demand for ethanol.
Learn more about Emily and her work for Growth Energy in the latest ZimmCast episode: ZimmCast with Emily Skor, Growth Energy