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Work experience

Jan 2006Nov 2009

Commercial & Institutional Marketing Manager

Community Energy
  • Appointed to lead new position managing relationship with 150+ commercial and institutional clients, equal to $6M in annual revenue.
  • Advised clients on measuring carbon footprints, integrating renewable energy into CSR goals and making accurate green claims.
  • Coordinated customized marketing services and events that promoted clients' renewable energy leadership to employees and stakeholders. Resulted in a 92% customer satisfaction rate.
  • Executed new business development with cross-functional teams. Shortened sales cycle through industry specific marketing campaigns, customer presentations and CRM tracking.
Jun 2008Dec 2008

Sustainability Coordinator

Iberdrola Renewables
  • Initiated position and developed strategic sustainability plan for executive management. Plan focused on improving CSR in the U.S., strengthening U.S. brand image and engaging 750+ U.S. based employees.
  • Assessed global sustainability initiatives at U.S. headquarters in Radnor, PA and Portland, OR and at the international offices in Oaxaca, Mexico and Madrid, Spain.
  • Conducted research on CSR best practices and conducted an employee survey to measure awareness of existing CSR goals, policies and activities.
  • Launched and led a green team to capture employee enthusiasm and integrate sustainability into day-to-day operations.
Jan 2005Dec 2005

Utility Program Manager

Community Energy
  • Managed program logistics and oversaw brand management for PECO WIND, one of the largest and fastest growing renewable energy programs in the U.S.
  • Executed marketing plan outreach to 1.3M utility customers.
  • Engaged residential customers, businesses and partner organizations in renewable energy purchases.
Jan 2004Dec 2004

Marketing & Sales Associate

Community Energy
  • Directed the development and production of corporate materials and direct mail campaigns.
  • Led university and non-profit outreach and company promotion at community events.
  • Participated in conferences and speaking engagements.
20022003

Intern

Community Energy

Managed multiple projects including customer service, database management, event coordination and press outreach for a rapidly growing, team-oriented company.

Education

Aug 2009May 2011

MBA

Presidio Graduate School
  • Developed comprehensive business plan for new SaaS venture. Business plan featured an online employee engagement platform designed to increase employee productively through CSR initiatives.
  • Collaborated with high-performing teams to develop robust marketing, strategy and finance consulting projects.
  • Led and organized a three-week field study in India for 11 colleagues. Assessed rural community needs through stakeholder engagement exercises and advised a local NGO on sustainable development strategies.
  • Conducted field study in Nicaragua focused on empowering rural communities and implementing micro-scale renewable energy projects.
20002002

BA

Eastern University

Studied in Belize, Central America for 4 months. Led student Environmental Club for 2 years.

MBA Final Project

MBA Team Consulting Projects

Community Energy

Summary

  • 8 years experience designing and implementing programs focused on climate change and sustainability. 
  • Recognized for strong organizational skills and ability to build and manage relationships with customers, partners, and cross-functional teams.
  • Expertise in green marketing, renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets. 
  • Change leader with a passion for sustainable business and sustainable international development.

Professional Interests & Skills

  • Member, Net Impact (2008 - Present)
  • Volunteer, GreenBiz Forum events (2011)
  • Speaker, National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference. "The Path to Carbon Neutrality" (Oct. 2008), "Greening Washing in the REC and Carbon Offset Market" (Sept. 2009)
  • Trained in Sustainable Minds LCA Software
  • Experience with third party certifications and sustainability metrics
  • Well versed in WRI GHG accounting methodology
  • Comfortable using social media applications 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Salesforce.com

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