CEN Adds External Affairs Director, Senior Communications Manager


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Conservative Energy Network Continues to Expand National Team

March 1, 2021 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today announced two promotions: Tyler Duvelius, director of external affairs, and Joanna Lewis, senior communications manager. Both are new positions that reflect CEN’s continued expansion and will increase the organization’s capacity to serve state teams as they work to impact energy policy across the country.

Duvelius first joined CEN in 2018 as executive director of CEN’s Ohio team, the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum. Prior to that he worked on energy issues as the Ohio state director for the Christian Coalition. As CEN’s director of external affairs, Tyler will oversee external relations, which includes partner programs, communications, and events.

“We are very impressed with what Tyler has been able to accomplish in Ohio these last few years, including most recently his leadership in fighting back against Ohio House Bill 6 and utility corruption,” said Brittany Zwierzchowski Tisler, chief operating officer of CEN. “We look forward to watching him step into this new role at CEN.”

Prior to joining CEN last year as the Midwest communications manager, Lewis had served since 2017 as the program director for the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum. In her new role, Joanna will direct and execute CEN’s national communications strategy, focusing on media relations, PR, and design, as well as state team communications support.

“Joanna has excelled at all levels of the organization, amassing vast institutional knowledge of CEN, our mission and focus along the way,” added Zwierzchowski Tisler. “We expect great things from her in this new role.”

“We are particularly excited that both these important positions have been filled from within the organization, which speaks to the talent that exists in the Network,” said Mark Pischea, CEN president and CEO. “Tyler and Joanna both exemplify the excellence we strive for in our work and they will be vital to the success of our efforts to advance free-market clean energy policies that promote competition and job creation.”