About IEI


IEI offers a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry

The Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) is a Michigan-based non-profit that works to promote greater public understanding of advanced energy and its economic potential for Michigan, and to inform the policy and public discussion on Michigan’s energy challenges and opportunities.

IEI provides independent and unbiased research, conducts stakeholder and community engagement, organizes informational and networking events, and develops recommendations to spur public debate.​

Board of Directors

Lauren Bigelow, Board Chair

CEO | Growth Capital Network

Bruce Goodman, Board Secretary

Counsel | Varnum Law

Annick Anctil

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering | Michigan State University

Thomas Catania

Erb Advisory Board Member | University of Michigan

Keith Cooley

President and CEO | Principia LLC

Jim Saber

President and CEO | NextEnergy

Glenn Stevens, Jr.

Executive Director | MICHauto & Vice President | Automotive and Mobility Initiatives


Laura Sherman


Grace Michienzi

Senior Director of Policy

Justin Carpenter

Director of Policy