Chief of Staff & Programs Director
Lesley Hunter is the Research and Program Manager at the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), responsible for overseeing the development of publications, managing ACORE’s National Defense and Security Initiative, and contributing content for programs and events. She is the lead researcher and author of Renewable Energy in the 50 States, an assessment of renewable energy activities throughout the U.S., and the lead editor of ACORE member-authored Market Reviews and journals. In 2009, she led a study identifying successful renewable energy practices in the U.S. and co-authored the resulting report, Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing America's Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She has also held internships at the United Nations Foundation and the Global Energy Network Institute. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she studied International Relations, Anthropology and History.