Mark Ahlstrom, an AMS member, is Chief Executive Officer of WindLogics, Inc. in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Under his leadership, the company became an authority in the assessment, forecasting, operations and integration of renewable energy. Mr. Ahlstrom is a frequent speaker at events for the American Wind Energy Association, Utility Wind Integration Group, IEEE, NERC and other industry and government groups. WindLogics became a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy) in 2006, allowing it to expand its role as an applied Research and Development center and provider of services to utility, wind and solar energy clients. Prior to joining WindLogics, Mr. Ahlstrom was founder of two software technology companies. He has degrees in Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.