Tricia Jedele, an attorney and environmental leader, joined The Nature Conservancy as the first Atlantic Coast Offshore Wind Policy Manager in September 2021. In this role, Tricia coordinates and leads TNC's offshore wind energy efforts from Maine to North Carolina.
Before coming to TNC, Tricia served as the Chief of the Environment and Energy Unit of the Rhode Island Attorney General's office. From 2009 to 2016, Tricia served as Vice President and Rhode Island Director of the Conservation Law Foundation, where she worked closely with federal and state agencies in developing the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan, the first federally approved ocean plan for offshore wind in the United States. Tricia has also represented the commercial fishing community in complex negotiations over construction-related impacts associated with offshore wind.