Seeds names new executive director
HONESDALE - SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) has announced Olga Trushina as its new executive director.
SEEDS is a non-profit environmental education organization based in Honesdale that serves northeastern Pennsylvania by promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living.
Trushina, of Hawley, brings more than a decade of professional experience in energy and sustainability disciplines through the lens of accounting, ratemaking, policy and communications. Most recently, she specialized in energy-related consulting and content development for individual companies, highlighting their sustainability efforts, translating complex information into user-friendly materials and recommending policies and best practices for sustainability initiatives.
Previously, she served as an auditor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ensuring compliance of jurisdictional companies in the wholesale electric power, natural gas pipeline, and oil pipeline industries.
“Olga’s background in the energy and sustainability sectors is a perfect fit for SEEDS, especially as we embark on the goals recently set in our Strategic Plan,” said SEEDS Chair, Katharine Dodge. “Our Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Olga as we continue to empower sustainable communities.”
Trushina earned a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Policy from Penn State and a B.A. in Public Accounting from The City University of New York. Her interests include energy and sustainability technologies, community resilience, and strengthening and empowering families. She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking and biking with her family and is an avid history buff.
“I am so grateful for this opportunity to give back to our community—a place that’s rich in history, natural resources, wonderful people and big ideas,” said Trushina. “I am committed to strengthening our community's resilience as the world moves toward automation and faces new environmental challenges. I truly believe small improvements add up to big progress.”
For more information about SEEDS, visit www.SeedsGroup.net; email Olga@SeedsGroup.net or call (570) 245–1256.