Director for Energy Industry, Americas, Microsoft
Hanna Grene is the Director for Energy Industry, Americas at Microsoft. She specializes in strategy, partnerships, and market development to enable an increasingly renewable, distributed, and secure grid. Hanna has held positions as the Chief Commercial Officer at PXiSE Energy Solutions, a grid controls technology company with investment from Sempra and Mitsui, as Director of Policy at the Center for Sustainable Energy, and as a consultant to the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency.
Hanna has worked closely with regulators, federal agencies, governments, utilities, and C&I clients worldwide to fund and execute renewable energy and grid resilience projects. She holds an M.B.A from Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego and a B.A in International Relations & Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC. Hanna serves as the Chair of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Sustainability and Industry Committee and is a Truman National Security Project Political Partner.