Tanya Paslawski

Tanya is a Senior Consultant for 5 Lakes Energy, specializing in energy policy development, analysis and advocacy, and also serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Institute for Energy Innovation and Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, specializing in cutting-edge research. In over two decades in the industry, Tanya has worked in both the public and private sectors on behalf of the Michigan Public Service Commission, Direct Energy, ITC Holdings, the Organization of MISO States, and most recently as President of the Michigan Electric and Gas Association. She has held various policy positions, working with state regulatory commissions and legislatures, MISO, FERC, and a variety of stakeholder groups.  She also served in leadership roles as executive of two associations, and a director on several non-profit boards, advising on organization and policy strategy.

Tanya has a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resource Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oakland University. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and President of the Energy Bas Association Midwest Chapter.

Tanya is co-founder and facilitator for Advancing White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE) and is training to become a certified meditation teacher.

Senior Consultant, 5 Lakes Energy 

Advisory Board Member, AWE