Lystra is manager of economic development partnerships for the American Wind Energy Association, where his work is focused on forming alliances on policy advocacy initiatives. Specifically, he works with organizations interested in the economic development opportunities wind brings, offering analysis of the policies that support the creation of wind-related jobs. Lystra’s interest in wind power was spurred by a course where he helped install a turbine on an alfalfa farm in Edgerton, Wis. When he’s not going wherever the wind takes him, Lystra’s favorite hobby is mountaineering, especially in glacial regions of the Cascades.
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