Ana Stachowiak is Senior Program Director at New York Power Authority.
Of the 64 rising stars, we selected eleven of them to highlight. These eleven exemplify the impressive record and pace of accomplishments of the best of our industry's next generation. The inspiring stories of Haben Goitom of Alliant Energy, Jennifer Wischnowsky of Ameren, Keegan Odle of Burns & McDonnell, Delevane Diaz of EPRI, Sean Meredith of Entergy, Illinois Commissioner Maria Bocanegra, Aaron Curtis of ITC, Ana Stachowiak of NYPA, Lisa Dailey of Northfork Electric Cooperative, Abbey Roy of Southern Company, and Brian Van Abel of Xcel Energy are told in part in the interviews that follow. These unique up-and-comers are already leading the industry's transformation and mission-critical groups within their organizations, in some cases as a COO, CFO or division VP.
PUF: You have this big energy storage project, and this massive transmission project, called the Smart Path project. Tell us about your job.
Ana Stachowiak: I spend most of my time talking on the phone and attending meetings. One of the reasons why I came to NYPA about three years ago is because this organization has so much happening. In terms of energy goals, NYPA and the Cuomo Administration are headed in a great direction that will create a greener and cleaner energy mix for future generations.