Leeward Renewable Energy Names New Chief Technology Officer

Nate Graham will be responsible for all aspects of enterprise-wide IT operations, including architecture, development, and infrastructure and for ensuring seamless alignment between LRE’s technology roadmap and strategic objectives.

Dallas-based renewable energy company Leeward Renewable Energy has appointed industry veteran Nate Graham to the newly created position of chief technology officer.

Graham will be responsible for all aspects of enterprise-wide IT operations, including architecture, development, and infrastructure and for ensuring seamless alignment between LRE’s technology roadmap and strategic objectives. He also will oversee the use of emerging corporate technologies and systems to enhance Leeward’s business model, drive growth, and mitigate risk, the company said.

Leeward said Graham will serve on its senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Jason Allen.

“Nate brings a wealth of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, and leadership roles, and he will be instrumental in shaping LRE’s enterprise-wide IT operations and accelerating LRE’s future technology deployment, promoting innovation and strengthening operational resiliency,” Allen said in a statement. “As LRE continues to execute on our high-growth strategy, our reliance on fully integrated systems remains a critical aspect of our program development.”

Former CIO at Dallas-based EnLink Midstream

Before LRE, Graham was vice president of IT & chief information officer at Dallas-based EnLink Midstream, where he led transformative initiatives increasing efficiency and scalability and implemented cybersecurity enhancements. During his 23-year career, Graham served as chief information security officer at Enable Midstream Partners and held senior leadership roles at ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy.

“I’m excited to join LRE and work alongside its talented leadership team as LRE continues to expand its renewable energy portfolio and invest in its people, systems, and assets,” Graham said in a statement. “LRE is at an inflection point in its growth story. I am eager to support the team’s success and lead and oversee the implementation of the company’s fully integrated system, ensuring seamless alignment between our technology roadmap and strategy.”

Leeward is a high-growth renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 31 wind, solar, and energy storage facilities across the United States, totaling approximately 3 gigawatts of generating capacity and is actively developing and contracting a robust pipeline of new renewable energy projects.

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