MEEA Announces Paige Knutsen as Executive Director

Chicago, IL: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) announced that Paige Knutsen will be joining MEEA as Executive Director, effective mid-September.

Paige will be joining MEEA from Franklin Energy, where she most recently was Central Region Vice President. Paige also served on MEEA’s Board of Directors. Paige will be bringing her experience in energy efficiency program delivery and organizational excellence to MEEA.

Additionally, Paige’s experiences that will benefit MEEA moving forward include:

  • Over 12 years’ experience at Franklin Energy, delivering programs to utilities of all sizes across the Midwest
  • Senior leadership experience, overseeing highly skilled teams to provide top tier service and solutions to clients
  • Familiarity with MEEA as a former employee and member of the Board of Directors

“I am very much looking forward to joining MEEA,” says Paige. “I am committed to upholding the organization’s strong reputation as a trusted resource and effective convener of the Midwest energy efficiency industry.

“Paige Knutsen is an excellent addition to MEEA. Her breadth of experience across the industry makes her a strong leader and the right person to lead MEEA into its next chapter,” says Bill Angelos, Acting Executive Director at MEEA.


About MEEA: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network, promoting energy efficiency to optimize energy generation, reduce consumption, create jobs and decrease carbon emissions in all Midwest communities. MEEA seeks an achievable pathway for all people and communities in the Midwest to receive the economic, environmental and societal benefits of energy efficiency and the larger clean energy economy. MEEA leverages their expertise to be the Midwest’s leading resource for their members, allies, policymakers and the broader sector to promote energy efficiency as the essential pathway to achieve a clean, affordable, equitable and sustainable future. For more information, visit