Director, Operations and Finance
Ellen Palmer joined Fresh Energy in March 2008. Ellen is responsible for a range of internal organizational operations including human resources, financial systems and budgeting, Board communication, and systems for managing and reporting organizational performance. She also provides general office management and oversight of information technology, office space, leasehold improvements, records management, and vendors. Ellen is driven by her lifelong dream to create a sustainable world for future generations and to promote healthy communities. The mission of Fresh Energy and the committed staff and board members inspire her belief that the world can change in a positive way, and she is thrilled to be a part of the contributing efforts. Outside of work, Ellen likes to fill her time doing anything that takes her outdoors. She loves to travel, has lived in eight states, and has visited 16 countries. In 2000, she received a BA from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Geology. Ellen completed her MBA in 2006, also at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.