Lead Director, Public Affairs
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Justin Fay directs public affairs across Fresh Energy, including initiatives at Capitol and with state, local, and federal government units. Working closely with our content experts and other lead directors, Justin shapes and advances Fresh Energy’s overall strategy in this area. He actively engages with decision-makers, partners, and coalitions to advance progress, aiming for ambitious, inclusive policies that move Minnesota toward an equitable carbon-neutral economy. He works to ensure that Fresh Energy’s policy and technical expertise is consistently available to key leaders in Minnesota and strongly values our fact-based, professional approach to solving complex public problems.
Prior to joining Fresh Energy in 2018, Justin was the Senior Chapter Representative at the Sierra Club North Star Chapter for nine years. He was the Field Director for the campaign to pass the 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, and has held a variety of legislative and policy roles, including with the Nature Conservancy and the Campaign for Conservation. Justin obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He also completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in Morris. Justin enjoys traveling, catching baseball games, and when at home, getting bossed around by his family’s two cats.