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Cynthia (Cindy) Crooks is Chief Operating Officer of OwnEnergy, a company that provides industry and financing expertise to guide local entrepreneurs through the complex process of wind farm project development. Cindy has more than 22 years of experience generating power with FPL and FPL Energy, in the areas of wind energy and fossil project management, business development, commercial contracts, and operations. She started in the wind business for FPLE in 2000 as a manager in the Construction group, ensuring certainty of cost, quality, and delivery of turbines, towers and other major equipment for more than 1,500 MW of wind projects from 2000-2003. These successful projects included Stateline in the northwest, Woodward Mountain and King Mountain in Texas, Gray County in Kansas, and Montfort in Wisconsin. Cindy has held roles with FPLE in wind operations and led the effort to resolve turbine warranty issues with various turbine suppliers. Until November 2007, Cindy worked in Business Development for FPLE, using her broad industry knowledge to develop wind projects in Canada and New York. She recently led the OwnEnergy team to complete development of a 51 MW project in Texas. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of Denver.