We’re excited to feature Courtney Lehmann for our Member Spotlight! Courtney has been a StartMart member since June 2018 along with the whole Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) team. 

Courtney has been with LEEDCo since 2011. As Office Manager, she keeps things running smoothly at the organization which is no small task for a small team tackling such a big project. LEEDCo’s mission is to build and install the first freshwater offshore wind project in North America. They’re putting Ohio on the map and intend to make us a leader for sustainable energy in the U.S. 

Prior to being at LEEDCo, Courtney worked for legal organizations which provided her with many skills she still uses today.  She works closely with governmental agencies, international partners, and community organizations on the various steps in the project– from permitting to fielding community input. What she enjoys most about working for LEEDCo is that she gets to learn something new everyday while contributing an organization with big environmental and economic goals. 

We learn a lot from Courtney and the LEEDCo team here at StartMart! While Courtney grew up near Columbus, she’s since fallen in love with Northeast Ohio. One of her favorite parts about living in NEO is the Metropark system. She especially enjoys hiking at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville Reservation, and the Garfield Park Reservation.