Conservatives for Clean Energy educates the public on the benefits of clean and renewable energy sources.
Our organization helps to lead the conversation about the economic benefits of clean energy to North Carolina’s economy. As conservatives, we encourage competition and free markets, which allows for vibrant, sustainable economies. Clean and renewable energy sources represent the future of energy in North Carolina.
Like our North Carolina organization, Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia will help lead the conversation about the economic benefits of clean and renewable energy sources to Virginia’s economy. Overwhelmingly, voters support policies in the Commonwealth to promote a true “all of the above” energy strategy. The Commonwealth is experiencing growth in the clean energy industry, and the Commonwealth is positioning itself as a leader in innovative energy generation and utilization. We support Virginia in continuing to leverage its business-friendly climate, quality educational institutions, vast resources, and support policies to enable growth.
Mark Fleming, President & CEO
Wake Forest, NC
Mark Fleming currently serves as President & CEO of Conservatives for Clean Energy, a Raleigh, NC-based organization that works to educate opinion leaders on the benefits of clean energy initiatives. Previously, Mark served as District Director for Congressman Patrick McHenry, overseeing district operations in a seven-county district in Western North Carolina. Mark has an impressive record of leadership in business, government, and political sectors. During his extensive career, he has served as Vice-President of NCFREE and Executive Director of the Wake Forest, NC Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management (Southeast Region), and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE), and the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC).
Mark and his wife, Stacy, live in Wake Forest with their two daughters.
Christopher E. West, Executive Director (Virginia)
Chris brings a wealth of political, legislative, and communications experience as Executive Director. Prior to joining Conservatives for Clean Energy, Chris served as Director of Policy & Communications for Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell. In that role, he served as the official spokesman and media liaison for the Speaker and the House Majority Caucus, developed internal and external messaging materials, helped develop legislative strategy and supported floor operations, and worked with stakeholders to build support for legislative initiatives in the General Assembly.
Before joining the Speaker’s office, Chris served in several capacities with Congressman Robert Hurt from 2011 to 2015, who represented Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District. Chris first served as a Field Representative, representing the Congressman in eight localities in Central and Southern Virginia. He then went on to serve as a Legislative Aide to Congressman Hurt in Washington, D.C., advising the Congressman on issues related to healthcare, education, veterans, and social issues. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. Chris currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Averett University. Chris is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Chris lives in Richmond and is an avid hiker, kayaker, and traveler.
Andrew Lamar, Virginia Advisor
Andrew brings over a decade of political and legislative experience to Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia. He has served as Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs to the Governor of Virginia, where he helped develop legislative strategy and oversaw coordination between the Governor’s Office, the Cabinet, and the General Assembly to advance the Governor’s policy agenda. He was Campaign Manager for House Speaker Bill Howell, served on the record setting McDonnell for Governor campaign in 2009, and has advised several other successful candidates for state office here in Virginia.
North Carolina Board Members
Wendy Rouse Jackson, Board Member
Wendy is the Regional Sales Manager at Southeastern Paper Group where she works on environmentally-friendly packaging solutions for businesses. She volunteers at Riverwood Therapeutic Center and serves on the Jaime Horn Memorial Scholarship Committee.
Valerie Procopio, Board Member
Valerie is a student at Campbell University and a Board Member of the Governor’s North Carolina Council for Women. Active in her school’s clubs and organizations, Valerie has served as Parliamentarian for the Campbell University’s Student Government Association.
Tommy Luckadoo, Board Member
Tommy served for 19 years as District Director for former Congressman Cass Ballenger. Tommy is in the commercial real estate business. He is the co-owner of Mayberry Partners & Vice President of Adams Commercial Real Estate Services. A former Vice-Chair of the Catawba County Board of Adjustment, Tommy is a founding member of the Future Forward Economic Alliance. In 2014, Tommy was elected to the Catawba County Board of Education.
Matt Smith, Board Member
Matt is a partner with the law firm of Maddrey Ethringer Smith Hollowell & Toney. Matt is a former Government Affairs Chair and past Chair of the Eden Chamber Board of Directors. Matt currently serves on the Authorized Practice & Grievance Committees for the North Carolina Bar Association.
Stew Miller, Board Member
Stew Miller is co-Owner and President of YesSolar Solutions with responsibilities including sales, business development, financial management and most operations. Stew is a licensed NC General Contractor and has renovated several historical buildings in Cary and the surrounding areas.
Prior to starting YesSolar Solutions, Stew and his wife Kathy, created a multi-million dollar private education company called Primrose Schools of Cary, employing over 80 teachers/administrators and graduating thousands of children in the Triangle area. The Millers sold the schools in 2004.
Prior to opening the Primrose Schools, Stew Miller started his business career at NCR Corporation, working for 21 years primarily in sales and product management. He rose from salesperson to District Sales Manager, to Director of Product Management at the Atlanta-based, Engineering & Manufacturing facility, and Regional Sales Director.
Stew has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Albion College in Albion, Michigan.