NREL taps 3 new high-level execs

January 8, 2020 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory added three senior-level execs to the team this week, completing its leadership team.

Julie Baker is now deputy laboratory director and chief operating officer for the lab. She succeeds Bobi Garrett, who retired at the end of 2019. Already employed at NREL as associate laboratory director for Facilities and Operations, overseeing the Site Operations; Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q); Security and Emergency Management; and Information Technology directorates. She joined NREL in May 2016 after 27 years at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where she most recently served as director of business at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex.

Carin Casso Reinhardt will join NREL as chief human resources (HR) officer. She steps into a position held in an acting capacity by NREL’s Kris Green since mid-July. Her most recent position was as the executive head of HR at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. Casso Reinhardt’s extensive career as an HR leader also includes nearly two decades at ASRC Federal, a federal government services contractor operating in the technology, engineering, sciences, and professional services business spaces.

John Stolpa is now NREL’s general counsel. He fills the position vacated in September with the retirement of Steve Silbergleid. He joined NREL in 2008 as a senior counsel in intellectual property (IP) and has served as deputy general counsel since 2018, managing compliance related to IP and procurement law, as well as technology transfer and export control. Before coming to NREL, Stolpa was a patent attorney practicing at IP law firms in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado.

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