Sharie Derrickson is a disabled service-connected US Navy veteran. She served at both Stars and Stripes newspaper and was a combat photojournalist with Navy Combat Camera and traveled extensively around the world. She is now the Vice President of New Wind Energy Solutions in Nashville, Tennessee. Sharie and her team are committed to sustainability on a global level and works to vet the newest technologies to ensure they are not only reliable, but practical, and affordable. Sharie joined the team a year and a half ago working in the marketing arena, but her passion for “going green” allowed her to take a more hands-on roll and she quickly moved up the ranks to Vice President of New Wind. She has helped her company grow in the green industry that now has projects around the world, including international relief efforts, which is also one of her passions. Sharie’s motivation is the belief that the future of the world depends on how we use its resources, protecting the environment from which those resources come, and ensuring the viability of the cultures that depend on our good stewardship.