Wendolyn Holland is director of Holland Consulting, LLC, which assists firms in the renewable energy industry achieve their business goals and interface with federal and state agencies. Her clients include both for-profit and nonprofit entities from around the country. She has a particular expertise in tax strategy.
She served as senior advisor for commercialization in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008 through 2011. The position fostered National Lab stewardship, created taxpayer value out of the continued investment in the National Labs, and was designed to carry these ideals from the Bush Administration into the Obama Administration. In this role, she served as program manager for the Technology Commercialization Fund, the Entrepreneur in Residence Program, the Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative, and the Innovation Portal. She served as EERE’s delegate to the Technology Transfer Policy Board, the National Export Initiative, and the Asset Revitalization Initiative. She also served as DOE lead for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s I6 awards.
Wendolyn’s leadership positions under the auspices of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit and the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.
Prior to federal service, she worked with clean energy and water start-up firms as either an owner or consultant. She responded to the terrorist attacks of 2001 by joining Global Options, a Washington, D.C., security, investigations, and counter-terrorism start-up, later serving as vice president. For both public and private-sector clients, Wendolyn managed executive protection, counter-terrorism research, and crisis resolution projects.
Wendolyn received her M.B.A. in finance and strategy from Kellogg School of Management in 2001 and her B.A. in history and studies in the environment from Yale in 1991. In 1998, she published Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History. She is a frequent lecturer on U.S. renewable energy policy.