Wilson Rickerson

Wilson Rickerson is a Principal and Co-Founder of Converge Strategies, LLC. Wilson has spent decades advising states, cities, organizations, and the Federal Government on integrating resilience into decarbonization planning.

Wilson has authored over 120 publications on opportunities to use low-carbon technologies for critical infrastructure protection, hazard mitigation, and disaster recovery. Recent publications and workshops have focused on stakeholder processes for delivering defense energy resilience, identifying the value of resilience, and refining microgrid policy.

Wilson is a Resilience Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Innovation Network and leads Converge Strategies’ DOE Mentor-Protege partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Wilson guides utilities, regulators, government, and military installations through executing resilience assessments, creating stakeholder-driven community resilience roadmaps, and identifying funding pathways for supporting resilience investments.

Wilson is an experienced entrepreneur with a successful track record of building and managing consulting firms and non-profit organizations focusing on energy and resilience. Before co-founding Converge Strategies, Wilson led Meister Consultants Group (now Cadmus), serving as CEO until 2016.
Under his leadership, Meister Consultants Group provided training to thousands of municipal officials and supported energy policy and resilience program development in all 50 states.

Wilson has advised governments in 25 countries – from Saudi Arabia to Trinidad and Tobago – on new energy and resilience strategies

Education

University of Delaware, M.A. in Energy and Environmental Policy
College of William and Mary, B.A. in International Relations
LUMA Institute, Certified Practitioner
Interaction Institute for Social Change, Certified Facilitator

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

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