Laura Beane joined ENGIE North America as Chief Renewables Officer in April 2020. Prior to joining ENGIE, Laura was the President & CEO of Avangrid Renewables, one of the leading developers and marketers of renewable energy in the United States. Laura built her career over more than 20 years at Avangrid, holding various positions in operations, market structure, regulation, policy, compliance, and special projects. Laura is passionate about renewable energy and is focused on creating customized solutions for customers backed by best-in-class renewable development and operation. Laura is the former Chair of The Climate Trust, a position she held for more than ten years, and was the former Chair-Elect of the American Wind Energy Association. Laura holds a Master of Global Energy Management with the University of Comillas and an MBA with the University of Strathclyde. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys running, playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with her husband and college-age son.