Lorry Wagner


Contact via email | Dr. Lorry Wagner has served as President of the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) since May of 2010. Previous energy project experience includes nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, as well as wind.  He received his degrees from Purdue University where he developed several new heat transfer technologies for fusion reactors. Dr. Wagner has developed innovative solutions to industrial sensing challenges as well as building land-based wind projects in the U.S. Off the clock, he was team engineer for KR Offshore Powerboat Racing and coached swimming at various universities and clubs.

Dave Karpinski

Vice President of Operations

Contact via email | As the Vice President of Operations for LEEDCo, Dave is responsible for many aspects of LEEDCo’s demonstration project, including project management, budget & finance, contract administration & commercial matters, and power offtake agreements. Prior to joining the LEEDCo management team in 2012, he served as a Vice President of NorTech where he launched and went on to lead their advanced energy work in Northeast Ohio.

Courtney Lehmann

Operations Manager

Contact via email | Courtney manages the daily operations of LEEDCo as well as matters of the Board of Directors. She inspires staff productivity and effective correspondence for the entire organization as well as LEEDCo’s international partners. Courtney utilizes her legal background to prepare business agreements, manages project grants, support HR engagement, and is the official liaison for the Board of Directors. In addition, Courtney oversees and implements public and private events focused on community engagement.

Beth Nagusky

Director of Sustainable Development

Contact via email | Beth joined LEEDCo in late June 2016 as Director of Sustainable Development, to lead the work to secure the state and federal permits and approvals needed by Icebreaker Wind.  She also heads up LEEDCo’s communications and outreach efforts.  Before returning to Cleveland in 2013, Beth spent 30 years in Maine working on energy and climate issues for e-NGOs, the renewable power industry and state government.  She served as Governor John E. Baldacci’s energy director and acting commissioner of the Maine DEP.  Beth grew up in Cleveland, attended the University of Michigan, where she received a B.S. from SNRE and a Teaching Certificate, and CWRU Law School.