Scott Koziar is the primary point of contact for Sugar Creek. Scott joined the Apex team in 2013 as director of development. He has 14024_37_Scott_Koziar_008_final.jpgworked in the wind industry for more than seven years. During this time, he has helped build wind energy projects throughout the Midwest.  


Scott Koziar
Apex Clean Energy
310 4th St., NE. Ste. 200
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(217) 408-4714



Additional points of contact on the ground in Logan County include:

Stan Komperda - Project Development stan.jpg

Stan comes from the environmental sector with seventeen years of project management experience where he helped re-mediate landfills and identify and oversee industrial and agrichemical site cleanups. In addition, he has over six years of wind farm project development experience from initial project inception, fatal flaw study, transmission evaluation and landowner outreach through successful permitting and pre-construction readiness.

(217) 622-7221


Christopher Nickell - Site Establishment chris.jpg

Chris holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Biology and came to the wind industry after 15 years at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). As a project manager at the IEPA in the Bureau of Land, Chris gained experience working on everything from corner gas station cleanups to multi million dollar landfill remediations. Upon coming to our company at the end of 2008, Chris has focused on landowner relations, communications with local bodies of government, public outreach and permitting.

(217) 652-1788


Mike Cavanaugh - Land Control Specialist & Administrationmike-final.jpg

Mike holds a bachelors of science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois- Springfield and has come to AWEM from the State of Illinois’ Central Management Services. While at the State, Mike was involved in many areas of Green Government. He managed the State’s recycling program, helped develop an electronic document management storage program, worked with Federal Surplus Property, and served on the Governor’s Green Governments Coordinating Council. Mike’s role at AWEM is primarily land acquisition for overhead transmission but he has been actively involved in many other aspects of project development as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the office.

(217) 670-1451