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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Jennifer States

Jennifer States

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Blue Sky Maritime Coalition

Jennifer States brings 25 years of renewable energy, maritime sustainability and clean tech expertise in industry, non-profit, government and research environments. Her experience includes Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, Washington Maritime Blue, DNV, Port of Port Angeles, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, juwi (wind development company) as well as serving as an elected City Councilor (City of Sequim, WA). Her greatest accomplishments include supporting launch and leadership for three sustainability non-profits, implementation of Federal renewable energy policy and driving development of clean tech projects. In 2020, she testified in Congress on new structures to support cross-cutting energy and maritime commercialization activities, leading to the launch of the Department of Energy Foundation. She also helped lead the UN Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform sprints on Harnessing Ocean Energy and Shipping Decarbonization.

About Blue Sky Maritime Coalition

Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (the Coalition) is a non-profit, strategic alliance formed to accelerate the transition of waterborne transportation in Canada and the United States toward net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Coalition brings together industry, community, government, academic leadership, and other stakeholders across the waterborne transportation value chain to action projects that remove barriers to accelerating development, encourage innovation, and promote policies in support of zero emissions. Learn more at