Jen Banks is the Permitting & Development Director – North Carolina with TotalEnergies focusing on stakeholder engagement and regulatory strategy in the development of Lease OCS-A 0545. Prior to joining TotalEnergies, Jen was engaged in many facets of the offshore wind industry – at the national level, the state level and the developer/project level. Most recently, as Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager at AECOM, Jen supported clients with federal and state permits for a project in New England. Previously, as Permitting Manager at US Wind, Jen led the company’s permitting strategy for development efforts in Maryland, New Jersey and South Carolina. Jen’s prior experience included roles at the Southeastern Wind Coalition, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, and the American Wind Energy Association. Jen completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology, and completed graduate studies at Clemson University, earning a Master of City and Regional Planning degree.