Brite Energy Innovators Promotes Daugherty

WARREN, Ohio – Brite Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy tech incubator, is expanding its operations. And to address growing demand for client services and its national role in electrification, this week Brite promoted Sara Daugherty to director of partnerships. 

Daugherty joined the organization in February 2019 as director of operations and economic impact. In her new role, she will lead Brite’s multi-faceted development program to secure the resources needed for the organization to sustain its growth.

“In 2020 we saw a four-fold growth in demand for services while simultaneously quadrupling our time spent with founders,” Daugherty says. “At the pace we’re growing, we need to leverage strategic partnerships and funding to ensure we’re providing services that are second to none.” 

Daugherty also is in charge of Brite’s strategic initiatives, including launching the organization’s e-mobility practice.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University and has a master’s in city and regional planning from Rutgers University. She is a certified planner, economic development finance professional, and LEED green associate.

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