Abby Finis joined the Great Plains Institute as part of CR Planning, a small urban planning firm that specialized in sustainability and energy. She works with communities in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest to implement energy and climate action plans, analyze community resiliency, and help cities become more sustainable. Abby is currently co-Director of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program and serves as co-chair for the Minneapolis Energy Vision Advisory Committee.

Abby began her career at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources where she implemented local government clean energy and energy efficiency programs.

Abby received a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.