Our Mission

The Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council (OREC) serves as a leading voice for Oklahoma’s
renewable energy advocates. OREC is dedicated to seeing that our state aggressively
develops its renewable energy resources to spur economic development, improve the
environment, diversify its energy supply portfolio and provide long-term energy security to the
citizens of Oklahoma.

Our Purpose

  • Support the energy transition towards renewable energy; primarily provided by wind and solar, but also including biomass, geothermal, and hydroelectric
  • Support the implementation of new and complementary technologies; including energy storage, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide education and outreach to the public
  • Support Oklahomans in developing their renewable energy resources
  • Participate and advise regulatory and legislative processes in Oklahoma
  • Provide analytical and technical support for Oklahoma’s legislators and national representatives

The Board

Our Board of Directors

As the leading non-profit organization in the state dedicated to education and advancement of renewable energy across Oklahoma - we are honored to have a talented and dedicated Board of Directors guiding our work and efforts!  Board members serve three-year terms and represent the amazing talent our state has in renewable energy.

Marla Esser Cloos

Marla Esser Cloos - Board President
Board Term: 2021 - 2024

Marla joined OREC to serve the OKC community in a way that connects with sustainability. Marla currently runs her own consulting firm, Green Home Coach. She enjoys helping people learn about renewable energy while also learning more about it herself!  She feels renewable energy is a key part of connecting our health with the health of communities and the bigger world.

Eric Pollard

Eric Pollard - Board President Elect
Board Term: 2022 - 2025

Eric has been a member of OREC since 2012 and enjoys getting into the technical and policy weeds on renewable topics. Eric currently works with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments as their Air Quality and Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator.

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Claire Burch - Board Secretary
Board Term: 2021 - 2024

Claire, as a PhD candidate at the University of Oklahoma, joined OREC as she was looking for ways to become more involved in the renewable energy sector and learn more about the industry.  She believes OREC is an incredibly valuable networking opportunity for someone just starting out in Oklahoma.

Nina Carlson

Nina Carlson - Board Treasurer
Board Term: 2022 - 2025

Nina has been a member of OREC since 2012. In her day to day, she is a Research Practitioner and Deputy Director for Operations at OU's Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis. She joined the organization to be able to network with other energy efficiency and renewable energy professionals. She currently serves as the OREC liaison for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Advisory Committee for Oklahoma.

Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller - Past President 
Board Term: 2022 - 2025

Amanda has been a member of OREC since 2012 and is an Industry Expert with Olsson, an engineering and design firm. She joined OREC to be around other clean energy professionals and those who care about clean energy. She enjoys having the opportunity to participate in educating others on renewable energy through our speakers.

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Daniel Lofland 
Board Term: 2021 - 2024

Daniel is an Energy Efficiency and Solutions Specialist with Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. Daniel spearheaded OEC's involvement with EVs. He believes bringing a utility perspective to the table with renewable energy specialists only helps in the proper adoption of the technology.  He loves hearing all of the cool things being done in this space and seeing where he can help!

John Seldenrust

John Seldenrust 
Board Term: 2021-2024

John has been a member of OREC since 2018. He is a semi-retired energy professional (emphasis on semi!) passionate about the energy transition. John sees OREC as a constructive leader in supporting the adoption of renewables in Oklahoma. He enjoys working with the other board members and the collaborative spirit of the organization!


Greg Adams
Board Term: 2023-2026

J.W. Peters

J.W. Peters
Board Term: 2022-2025

J.W. has been a member of 2018 and is the CEO of Solar Power of Oklahoma. He takes pride in educating Oklahomans on the benefits of renewables and the cost savings of solar. He would like to see every Oklahoman own solar generation for their home!

OREC Managing Director - Kylah McNabb

Kylah McNabb

Kylah currently serves as OREC's managing director/executive assistant, running the day-to-day operations of our organization! Kylah currently serves as Principal of Vesta Strategic Solutions, LLC, which provides consulting services for energy industry efforts. She joined OREC many years ago due to her involvement in the wind energy industry. She enjoys getting to interact with folks across the renewable energy spectrum and sharing ideas, perspectives and networking.