Nick Dreher serves as MEEA’s Policy Manager, responsible for advancing state energy efficiency policies while developing strategic relationships with energy efficiency industry stakeholders. He oversees policy research, outreach and bill tracking in Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Prior to joining MEEA, Nick worked in coastal zone management and land use policy, processing development permits, drafting coastal policy language and working to maintain unfettered coastal shoreline access for the public. Nick earned a J.D. and a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School and a B.A. in Rhetoric at the University of California, at Berkeley. In his free time, Nick enjoys backpacking, hiking, biking and spending time with his wife Mary and two dogs, Hattie and Arrow.