Holly Lorton is a Technology Consultant at Accenture and an environmental advocate. She works with clients in the utilities industry and is focused on grid modernization projects. By replacing legacy meters with advanced or "smart" meters, utilities are increasing grid resiliency and reliability for customers, while lowering their field operations carbon footprint. Smart meters are also enabling utilities to be more adaptive to distributed energy resources, such as residential solar generation.
Holly is the Eco Team Lead at Accenture Columbus, and spends her free time focusing on increasing office sustainability and coordinating hands-on volunteering opportunities for employees. Holly is responsible for initiatives to divert additional materials from the landfill, including plastic thin film, e-waste, and coffee grounds. She is also interested in biomimicry, the practice of imitating nature's forms and processes to solve human challenges.
Holly attended The Ohio State University where she played club lacrosse and graduated with a BS in Environmental Engineering.
After graduation, Holly worked at Gresham Smith, an environmental engineering consulting firm focused on stormwater management. Her focus was on developing spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans to help client facilities prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters.
To recharge, Holly enjoys traveling, yoga, running, cheering on the Buckeye football team, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.