Prior to founding Trident Winds she was a founder, President and CEO of Principle Power Inc., the technology company that developed and commercialized the WindFloat floating foundation for deep-water offshore installations. She serves as an energy appointee of Governor Jay Inslee on the Washington State Coastal Marine Advisory Council and as a C3E Ambassador to the DOE Women in Clean Technology Initiative. Alla was the co-founder and CEO of AquaEnergy Group Ltd., a company that successfully developed a wave energy conversion technology and was the first in the U.S. to receive a FERC installation permit for a location in Makah Bay, WA within the OCNM Sanctuary. Alla is a frequent speaker in the US and Europe on the development of renewable energy and was a founder and the first President of the European Ocean Energy Association. Alla holds a Bachelors of Engineering in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. She brings her experience and enthusiasm in building global engineering projects for companies like Honeywell and Boeing to developing deep water offshore wind resources around the globe.