| ||Carmen Carruthers|
651-300-4701, ext. 2 (If you are experiencing difficulty reaching Carmen, please reach her at 612-568-5706).
Carmen joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in November 2016 as the organization’s Outreach Director. Carmen comes to CUB with a great deal of outreach experience in both professional and volunteer roles. She has a passion for helping people and providing information so consumers can make good decisions. Carmen most recently worked for Thrivent Financial as a financial associate.
Carmen lived in Switzerland for five years and during that time was active in outreach related volunteer work and also worked as a substitute teacher at The American School of Switzerland (TASIS). The majority of her career has been spent in the urban planning field, including six years at the city of Naperville in Illinois. While at Naperville she managed land use and transportation projects that required significant outreach to residents, businesses, community leaders, elected officials, and other government agencies. Carmen is a member of the Metro Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) Steering Committee.
Carmen received a bachelor’s degree in Local and Urban Affairs from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa. She lives in the western metro with her children.
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
651-300-4701, ext. 4
Hannah joined the Citizens Utility Board in September 2019 as the organization’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator. Before coming to CUB, Hannah worked at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources within their Outreach and Communications Division, where she provided answers to stakeholders on various DNR programs. Hannah also served as the Communications Intern for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. She helped BWSR launch their new website by developing creative content and making sure accessibility requirements were met.
Hannah’s outreach experience started with urban gardening and topics of food security. She has led community outreach efforts at Frogtown Farm, Hamline Methodist Church, and Plantón Móvil. Hannah focuses on sustainability from a regenerative and restorative lens and believes in working with neighbors instead of to or for.
Hannah received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University with a double major in Environmental Studies and Global Studies. She lives in St. Paul and enjoys cooking Asian cuisine and gardening.
| ||Annie Levenson-Falk|
651-300-4701, ext. 1
In 2016, Annie was named the first executive director of the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. She joined CUB after serving as the executive director of the Legislative Energy Commission, a nonpartisan office of the Minnesota House and Senate. In her role, Annie staffed the bipartisan commission of 20 legislators charged with evaluating the environmental and economic impacts of state energy policy. Previously, Annie was the Senior Policy Manager of the Citizens League, a citizen-based public policy nonprofit.
Annie co-founded the Capitol Pathways Internship Program, which places students of color and Native American students in legislative internships, so that Minnesota government better represents the state’s diversity. She was also the founding board chair of NAVIGATE, a nonprofit organization created by and for immigrant students seeking higher education, leadership development, and policy change.
Annie received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She lives outside Cannon Falls.
651-300-4701, ext. 5
Inonge Mubita joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in June 2019 as an Outreach intern. Before working at CUB Inonge was part of the 2018 Capitol Pathways cohort where she met CUB’s Executive Director, Annie Levenson-Falk, and began to explore her interest in renewable energy. During her Capitol Pathways fellowship, Inonge was able to gain valuable experience and knowledge as a policy fellow with Fresh Energy. At Fresh Energy, she spent time assisting the Government Affairs specialist in securing and advancing clean energy policies. The work also involved collaborating with policy makers to communicate environmental and economic benefits of clean energy at the Legislature.
In relation to energy policy, Inonge is committed to equity and justice. During her time at Macalester, she worked as a program assistant at the Department of Multicultural Life where she created and facilitated dialogue series and lecture events aimed at fostering a culture of diversity and justice. Inonge is enthusiastic to bring her passion for equity and renewable energy in her position while providing consumers with money saving options and the necessary knowledge on their energy bills and energy policies.
Inonge is currently a senior at Macalester College with a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. She lives in St. Paul and enjoys exploring the Twin Cities dance and art scene.