Senior Program Manager
Kara Jonas is a Senior Program Manager and oversees MEEA’s residential programs. In this role, Kara manages Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, a residential program that recognizes homeowners that improve the efficiency of existing homes with ENERGY STAR® certificates of completion and provides resources and education to contractors. Kara also oversees all real estate education and outreach programs, working to ensure energy efficiency upgrades are recognized during the time of sale, and assists with the administration of the Midwest Market Transformation Collaborative. Kara regularly contributes to MEEA’s new business development efforts through grant writing and proposal management.
Prior to MEEA, Kara worked at ICF where she supported residential program implementation for clients in Michigan. Kara earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. In her free time, Kara enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, hiking and watching the Food Network Channel.