Liz Oh, Solar Marketing Group
Liz Oh is a seasoned renewable energy marketing and communications professional with 15 years of broad marketing experience. She currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Environmental Network. Liz co-founded Solar Marketing Group (www.solarmarketinggroup.com) in 2009 to move clean energy into the mainstream and has launched marketing campaigns for over 30 companies. Liz enables businesses to market themselves in smarter ways through strategic branding and creative solutions, events and public relations/media outreach. Liz has a B.S. from MIT and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
How long have you been a WEN member? If a Board member, please state your position and how you bring value to the team.
I serve as the Vice President of the WEN Board and support our member/partner outreach and events strategy and communications. I have been involved with WEN for over 4 years in different capacities.
What do you like best about being part of WEN?
I love being a part of strong community of mission-driven women in the environmental field and leading that community to realize its potential. I get inspiration from strategizing and planning how WEN can better serve our membership base.
Tell us more about yourself.
I grew up in Manhasset Hills, NY, and have lived in Boston, Washington DC, LA, and Chicago. I have lived in San Francisco for the last 14 years and connecting with the area’s natural beauty inspired me to make the career switch into renewable energy. I believe the world is a wonderful place for us to protect and enjoy.
What are some of your other activities?
I am an avid runner and have 6 marathons under my belt. I have completed the Boston Marathon three times and look forward to many more! I enjoy skiing, swimming, surfing, scuba diving, wine tasting, fine dining, spending time with friends, and playing with my dog Jakey. My biggest passion in life is traveling the world and exploring new, exotic places. I just returned from a 2.5 week stint to Bulgaria and Greece and look forward to my next adventure!
What environmental issues are of most concern to you?
I am most concerned about climate change and the general population’s indifference around this issue. I would like to see more action around generating education and awareness at a global scale about the need to act on climate change and what corporations and individuals can do to halt/reverse the damage. WEN and other organization that work to provide knowledge and a support network for people in the fight are key to driving this change.