Statement from CEN Board of Directors on Death of Founder & President Mark Pischea


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It is with great sadness that the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) Board of Directors announces the death of Mark Pischea, founder and president of CEN. Mark passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022. He had been on medical leave since the beginning of 2022. He is
survived by his five children, Bradley, Mitchell, Emma, Aaron, and Alyssa, as well as by his beloved dog, Chief.

The following statement can be attributed to Mark Fleming, acting board president, and the entire CEN Board of Directors:

“Mark Pischea will forever be considered a founding father of the conservative clean energy movement in the United States. His vision is what built the Conservative Energy Network into the 21-state organization that it is today. The work he led has resulted in thousands of meaningful connections with conservative leaders. Mark drove the conversation for a cleaner energy future wherever conservative policy was being discussed.

Under Mark’s leadership, CEN has grown to become a team of more than six dozen professionals working across the country. As much as Mark will be missed, our team and our work are larger than any one person. We can think of no better testament to Mark’s legacy than to continue his work as we strive toward CEN’s mission of forging a clean energy future rooted in conservative principles. Brittany Zwierzchowski Tisler will continue in her role as Interim CEO until the Board of Directors can conduct a nationwide search for a permanent CEO. We are confident that Brittany will excel in this capacity, as she has over the last several months while Mark has been on medical leave.

Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends that Mark leaves behind. The CEN family joins them in their time of grief.”

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at the Gorsline-Runciman Chapel in East Lansing, MI. The family will host a visitation from 10:00-12:00, followed by a service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Capital Area Humane Society.

Read his full obituary.