David Jakubiak’s career spans more than 20 years in strategic communications and journalism working in the private and non-profit sectors. He has spent the last decade working in renewable energy at the cross section of policy, public relations and community engagement. In three years at Acciona Energy North America, he helped advance the development of more 1,000 MW of wind and solar projects in ERCOT and PJM.
David develops collaborative communications strategies that help get projects permitted and built, by identifying key community stakeholders, and developing targeted messaging and promotional opportunities that lead to project support. His work has included early project development community outreach, permitting support, social media management, construction support, and social responsibility programing.
David spent six years at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, where he provided media relations expertise across the Midwest. At ELPC, he worked with staff and local advocates to pursue strong renewable energy and clean water policies. David also worked in newspapers, most notably as an environmental reporter with the Hilton Head Island Packet (SC) and as a freelance music columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is a graduate of the MSJ program at the Medill School at Northwestern University.
djakubiak at aileroninc.com