Mar 10, 2023

Onyx welcomes our first employee from the Hiring Our Heroes program – LaTisha Phillips, Manager of Policy and Corporate Affairs

New York, New York - March 14, 2023

Onyx Renewables is proud to announce the addition of LaTisha Wayne Phillips to our team, who will serve as Manager of Policy and Corporate Affairs. LaTisha joins Onyx through the Hiring Our Heroes fellowship program, which connects the military community — service members, military spouses, and veterans — with US-based businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong, diversified workforce.

LaTisha brings with her a wealth of experience in intelligence, policy, analytical research and project management after a successful career in the military. She formally joins Onyx after completing a fellowship with the Project Development team in 2022. Prior to Onyx, she served as Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency within the US Army, where she enjoyed a career spanning 25 years as a Military Intelligence Officer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

“We are thrilled to have LaTisha join the Onyx team,” said Mary Beth Mandanas, CEO of Onyx Renewables. “Her experience and expertise in policy and project management, coupled with her passion for renewable energy, make her an ideal and invaluable addition. We are confident that she will continue making major contributions to our company and the renewable energy space.”

“Onyx made me feel like a member of the team from day one, empowering me to leverage and transfer skills developed over 20-plus years of military service,” said Phillips. “I am confident and excited about starting my new career in Renewable Energy and know I will be value added in my second chapter.”

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative launched by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2011 to help veterans, service members, and military spouses find meaningful opportunities as they transition to the next stage in their careers. Since its inception, the program has helped thousands of military personnel find employment in a variety of industries across the US.

“We are honored to be a part of the Hiring Our Heroes community and to have LaTisha join our team through this extraordinary initiative,” said Mandanas. “We believe that military veterans and service members bring unique skills and perspectives to the workplace, and we are committed to supporting this important program and hiring more of our heroes in the future.”