The Iowa Wind Energy Association has elected Mike Prior as its new executive director. Prior had served as director of business development of IWEA since 2009 and as interim executive director since December 2013. "Under the previous leadership of Harold Prior and now his son, Mike, IWEA has been an invaluable partner to the American Wind Energy Association and has helped increase wind energy to over 27 percent of the state's generation mix, a national record," said Peter Kelley, vice president of public affairs for the national association.  The nonprofit corporation, based in Milford, has more than 150 industry members statewide.