The Wedgemere team has experience in government relations, marketing, non-profit management, business development, event creation, and facilitation. The team has experience in state and federal government, large corporations, small start-ups and non-profit organizations. As a result, the team can provide high-caliber, flexible, and customized services for each client.
Dan Delurey, President
Dan has over 30 years of experience in marketing, management, communications, and government relations. He has been a senior executive in both the utility and high-technology sectors.
He founded Wedgemere Group in 2001 to create a small firm that could allow him to use his expertise and experience to help meet the needs of the emerging business and policy areas created by the modernization of the electricity industry.
Dan is well known for his ability to form and manage groups of parties with similar goals, but different perspectives, and produce results that meet the needs of everyone involved.
He is also known for his unique style of meeting facilitation, which is based on a combination of in-depth understanding of issues and substance, along with a flair for creating an entertaining and participatory event.
Dan has been an invited speaker at the White House, testified before Congress and various federal and state agencies, and delivered speeches and made presentations at numerous conference and events.
He has been the subject of a feature interview by All Things Considered host Robert Siegel on NPR, and frequently is a source to media outlets.
He also has been a resource to Congress, the Executive Branch, and state policy officials through his formal appearances as a hearing witness, and through his informal advisory role in major policy developments such as EPACT, EISA, and ARRA.
Jen Shannon, Manager, Events and Social Media
Jen graduated with a Tisch Fellowship from the NYU Graduate School of New Media and is responsible for putting together innovative strategies for clients and projects that combine innovative delivery of content and established communications channels.
Amy Plovnick, Manager, Research and Policy
Amy is responsible for research on policy and business issues in support of Wedgemere client needs and objectives. She edits and produces newsletters, policy papers, fact sheets, and other products for Wedgemere and its clients.
Amy previously worked in the Policy Group at the Sierra Club’s national headquarters in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Robin Lumsden, Co-Founder and Director of Finance and Administration
Robin helped found and create the Wedgemere Group and has been instrumental in the development of Wedgemere events, including the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. She is responsible for all Wedgemere financial and business activities.
Robin has over 20 years of experience in company management, finance and accounting, and event design and management. She has worked in both private industry and the non-profit sector.
Kara is President of AnnDyl Group, a Washington DC firm that specializes in energy and environmental consulting, advocacy, and issue management. Kara and members of Wedgemere Group have worked together on several projects and support each other in policy-related efforts aimed at Congress and the Executive Branch.
Molly is President of Simply Vintage Events, a Virginia-based company that designs, creates, and manages meetings and events. Molly and her team at Simply Vintage are all certified meeting planners and have experience in different business sectors. Simply Vintage has supported Wedgemere on implementation and management of the National Town Meetings on Demand Response and Smart Grid.