SSM Alum Ascends to New Leadership Role in Renewable Energy

March 31, 2021


Mallory Peper-Lindgren ’02 has recently been promoted to Vice President of Renewables at Westwood, an engineering firm where she has worked for the past fourteen years, and where she will now oversee the growth strategy for the firm’s Wind and Solar markets.

Originally from Faribault, Mallory was one of our treasured all-around students at SSM, displaying leadership in multiple facets of the School. She served as captain of three interscholastic sports teams (volleyball, basketball, and track), Student Council Secretary and Treasurer, Yearbook Editor, and as a member of the Gold Key Club. As a senior, she also won the Holsinger Sportsmanship Award and the Cornelia Whipple Award, to name a few of her accomplishments at SSM.

Mallory started working at Westwood in 2007, in the midst of the world’s search for renewable energy sources and sustainable business solutions. In Westwood’s announcement of her promotion on their website, Mallory, “quickly took on more responsibilities as she exemplified great leadership and innovation within the renewables community.” She took the responsibility of overseeing Westwood’s solar business in 2016 and grew it into the firm’s largest market, focusing on creating innovative solutions within the renewable energy industry.

In addition to her innovative work within the company, Mallory was also the first woman to serve on its Board of Directors. She has also received several industry awards, such as Renewable Energy World’s “Solar 40 Under 40” in 2018, and Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40” in 2016. Mallory has also held national and local leadership positions within industry organizations such as Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE).

We’re proud to support our female alumni as they continue to break ground in the worlds of advocacy, business, STEM, education and more. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we invite you to read more about many of these women’s accomplishments in the past year here.

  • Photo Source: Westwood