Liz Burdock cofounded the Business Network for Offshore Wind in 2013 and serves as its president and CEO. With a background in policy, Liz has led the Network staff in launching the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in the Americas, creating critical industry products like Supply Chain Connect, OSW Dashboard, Foundation 2 Blade training, and remains a thought leader in developing the U.S. offshore wind industry and domestic supply chain.
Liz has extensive experience running public/private partnerships. Her career is focused on convening and coordinating diverse stakeholders, including businesses, academics, government agencies, policy makers, community leaders, workforce organizations and strategic investors to develop sound solutions that facilitate the implementation of clean energy in the U.S. Prior to the Network, Liz managed Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, a White House initiative that focused on the adoption of new sustainable technologies in the home building industry. She also managed the Chesapeake Crescent, a regional initiative aimed at growing a green economy in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
Liz has a B.S in Sociology from Frostburg University. She is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and was named one of Windpower Monthly’s Influential and Interesting Leaders in the Offshore Wind Industry in 2018. Liz has been featured in energy publications including ReCharge, reNEWS, RTO Insider, as well as the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal.
When not advocating for offshore wind energy, Liz can be found cooking for her son, watching hockey with her husband, shopping with her best friend, gardening with her dog Finn or just spinning up new ideas.