Blue Horizon Energy is delighted to announce that Marilyn Hardy has joined the solar energy developer’s growing team as Vice President of Business Development. Most recently Hardy served 17 years as Director of Finance for Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF Railway in Fort Worth, TX with an emphasis on revenue management and technology implementation.
“We are very excited to welcome Marilyn to the team. Her role will focus on our civic, corporate, school, and utility projects – areas where we’ve seen significant growth in recent years,” says Griffin Dooling, CEO of Blue Horizon Energy. “Our work in these areas will benefit from Marilyn’s deep financial and operational experience, allowing us to deliver even stronger value to our customers as dedicated partners in their solar energy and battery storage projects.”
Hardy’s role will expand on Blue Horizon Energy’s leadership in the civic, corporate, and utility solar markets, building on projects completed for the United States Department of the Interior, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Municipal Power Association, Three Rivers Park District, and school districts and businesses across the upper midwest.
Previously, Hardy has also held positions as Entrepreneur in Residence for the North Texas Opportunity Fund (NTOF) and prior to NTOF served as Chief Financial Officer for InStaff Personnel. She began her business career in accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Dallas, TX and is a licensed CPA.
“I’m thrilled to join Griffin and his team at Blue Horizon Energy,” said Marilyn. “The dedication and professionalism of this organization, and the leadership and innovation they bring to the solar industry is inspiring. In my experience working within the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies as Director of Finance at BNSF, I saw firsthand the value of clean energy as our sister companies in the Berkshire Hathaway Energy unit were leaders in clean energy deployment worldwide.”
Hardy holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She recently relocated from Texas to Minnetonka, MN to join Blue Horizon Energy.