Leeward Renewable Energy Names Nate Graham Chief Technology Officer

Information technology veteran to lead enterprise-wide IT system operations and accelerate future technology deployment

(Photo: Business Wire)

(Photo: Business Wire)

March 25, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leeward Renewable Energy (“LRE” or “Company”), a leading renewable energy company, today announced that it has appointed Nate Graham as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In the newly created CTO role, 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 will also oversee the utilization of emerging corporate technologies and systems to enhance the Company’s business model, drive growth, and mitigate risk. He will serve on LRE’s senior leadership team, reporting directly to LRE 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,” said Allen. “As LRE continues to execute on our high-growth strategy, our reliance on fully integrated systems remains a critical aspect of our program development.”

Graham said, “I am 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. 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.”

Before joining LRE, Graham served as Vice President of IT & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at EnLink Midstream, where he led transformative initiatives increasing efficiency and scalability and implemented cybersecurity enhancements. Throughout his 23-year career, he served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Enable Midstream Partners and held senior leadership roles at ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy. Graham began his career in the U.S. Army before transitioning to the civilian sector, where he worked as a Network and Telecommunications Technician, gaining experience across global networks.

Graham received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Energy Management from Oklahoma City University.

About Leeward Renewable Energy
Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE) is a high-growth renewable energy company building a sustainable future for all. The company 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. LRE takes a tailored, full-lifecycle approach to its projects, which is underpinned by its long-term ownership model and purpose-driven culture that is dedicated to benefiting its community partners while protecting and enhancing the environment. LRE is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of the largest defined pension plans in Canada, with C$127.4 billion in net assets (as at June 30, 2023). For more information, visit www.leewardenergy.com.


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