Laura Schauer is an industry leader with more than 20 years of experience working with utilities, public service commissions, and other private organizations to provide exceptional research, evaluation, and management consulting services. She has led dozens of evaluations and research projects ranging from focused market research studies to multi-million, multi-year, portfolio-level evaluations. Laura has particular expertise in process and market evaluation and market research and is also versed in impact and attribution studies. Laura is adept at working with clients to identify and prioritize critical research issues within the context of clients’ policy and business landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Laura draws on her strengths in strategic thinking and process improvement to help the ILLUME team continually improve our services for clients and meet their unique needs through high-quality research. Laura continually gives back to the industry through volunteerism and mentorship, serving on the board of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP), as Chair of AESP’s Market Research, Evaluation, and Greenhouse Gas topic committee, and as an active member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, American Evaluation Association, and SEE Action EM&V Working Group. When Laura is not deftly guiding our team through research design, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Laura is located in Madison, WI.