Theresa Eaton

Director

Theresa Eaton is the CEO of WECS Renewables, a national distributor and IP developer of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic products for the renewables industry, focused on utility scale wind, solar, battery storage. Prior to WECS, Eaton was a Partner at SCF Partners, an energy focused private equity firm, where she had a focus on North America and the Middle East.

Eaton is passionate about advancing academic programs to provide the renewables industry with a skilled, technical workforce.  She is on the board of CREATEenergy, www.createenergy.org, a non-profit that promotes training of teachers at two-year technical colleges, providing certificates to new wind and solar technicians, the two fastest growing occupations in North America for 2020-2030. CREATE has trained over 900 faculty in the United States.

Eaton is also on the board of the American Clean Power Association’s Board of Directors, where she has a particular focus on the recently launched Energy Transition for All initiative, helping ACP coordinate with organizations supporting diverse recruitment and training programs, to attract top talent into the renewables industry. She is featured in the upcoming “Woman Energy Superhero” book, by the author, Erin Twamley, July 2022.

In addition to her energy sector boards, Eaton is on Duke University’s Board of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research, an organization she co-founded focused on glioblastoma research.

Eaton graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts dual degree and a J.D. from Duke University Law School.

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