Britt Theismann joined AWEA as Membership Director in 2005 and, with wind power experiencing exponential growth, led the recruitment of hundreds of supply chain companies into the U.S. industry and AWEA membership. During the next five years, AWEA’s membership grew from some 400 companies to well over 2,000, and as a result, domestic production of wind turbines and their component parts grew more than tenfold. As COO, he led the effort to reorganize AWEA and develop its human resources to make it the strong, vital organization it has become.
Britt’s passion for his work and for building a strong domestic wind power industry, were an inspiration to all who worked with him and knew him. He was personally committed to building a future powered by clean, renewable energy, and put that commitment into practice in his own life, powering his home and auto with solar and wind energy.
Theismann was diagnosed with cancer about two years ago and after a worthy struggle, he died late last year. He was our colleague and our dear friend, and will be sorely missed.
Theismann was born in Odessa, Texas, on March 30, 1963. He graduated from Katy High School in Houston in 1981, and received his undergraduate and Master’s of Business Administration degree from Oral Roberts University. Before joining AWEA, he served as Director of Statistical Information for the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers. He became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AWEA in 2009.