Jane Harf began her tenure as director of the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio in July 2008. In this capacity, she leads the organization’s programmatic initiatives, including the annual conference, project implementation, membership recruitment, partnership development, and government outreach.
Previously, she spent ten years in various positions at American Electric Power. As vice president for external affairs at AEP Ohio, she directed the governmental, environmental and community affairs programs. She also served as corporate vice president of state governmental and environmental affairs, with responsibility for the seven eastern states in the AEP system, and director of government communications, where she was responsible for the development of programs associated with public policy advocacy and political involvement. Harf joined AEP in 1997 as administrator of public policy initiatives.
Prior to AEP, Harf served as executive director of the Ohio Low-Level Radioactive Waste Facility Development Authority, a state agency charged with developing a regional disposal facility for the six-state Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact. She also served as deputy director for low-level radioactive waste at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Harf joined the Ohio EPA in 1991 as deputy director for policy and legislation. During her years at the agency, she chaired the State Emergency Response Commission and the Environmental Education Fund Board of Trustees, and represented the director on the Interagency Energy Strategy Task Force.
Harf’s expertise in environmental issues was developed during her tenure as state government liaison for the Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club. Her professional experience began in academia as an instructor of political science at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she has made her home ever since.
Preparation for her career came in the form of a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University, with an emphasis on American government and politics.
Program Services Coordinator
Erin Lanham joined the UCEAO team in October of 2010 and supports the organizations through program development and marketing and communication efforts.
Prior to joining UCEAO, Lanham spent six years in University Marketing at The University of Toledo supporting the University’s marketing and communication efforts as a graphic designer. Following her time with University Marketing, Lanham worked as a graphic designer for the UT3 grant in the Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo.
Lanham obtained her bachelor’s of fine arts degree at Bowling Green State University, majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in marketing. She is currently working towards a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree at The University of Toledo.