Summit Power Group - Dir of Projects, Texas
Laura Miller’s environmental leadership as Mayor of Dallas led to her current position as Director of Projects, Texas, for Seattle-based Summit Power Group, which is developing the world's first 400MW IGCC power/polygen plant with 90 percent carbon capture near Odessa, Texas. Among her many accomplishments as Mayor from 2002 to 2007, Laura formed a statewide coalition of elected officials to oppose the construction of 18 old-technology coal plants in Texas - an effort memorialized in an award-winning Robert Redford documentary entitled "Fighting Goliath." Before being elected Mayor, Laura served three-and-a-half years on the Dallas City Council and worked for 18 years prior to that as an award-winning newspaper columnist and investigative reporter in Dallas, Miami and New York. She currently serves as Chairman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science Board of Visitors and serves on the boards of the Dallas-based Baron & Blue Foundation and The Dallas Marathon. Laura received a BA in journalism and political science from UW-Madison in 1980. She is married to lawyer and former Texas State Rep. Steven Wolens; they have three children.
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