The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Announces Appointment of Six New Members to Its Board of Directors

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Announces Appointment of Six New Members to Its Board of Directors

New Directors represent members from IL, MI, MN and MO

Chicago, IL: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), a collaborative network of more than 160 energy efficiency organizations, is pleased to welcome six new members to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2018.

MEEA’s new board members include:

  • John Boladian, DTE Energy
  • Eric Flower, The Weidt Group
  • Anthony Fryer, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Stefano Galiasso, Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Brandon Renaud, Columbia Water & Light
  • E’Lois Thomas, Ph.D., Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics (SEEL)

“As MEEA strives to be the trusted source for energy efficiency in the Midwest, we need leaders to support the organization and advance our mission,” said MEEA Executive Director Stacey Paradis. “MEEA’s Board Directors provide expert guidance to increase sustainable economic development and environmental preservation while balancing the economic impact on utilities and consumers. We’re excited to have these new Board Directors to help us achieve our goals.”

“As utilities, state and local governments and the nation become increasingly committed to investing in energy efficiency, MEEA and our members and partners are poised to move forward with new energy programs and policies,” stated Jim Jerozal, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency for Nicor Gar and MEEA’s Board Chair. “These new Board Directors will bring a new perspective and fresh ideas as we seek to support emerging technologies and maximize energy savings for homeowners as well as commercial and industrial customers.”

The board provides strategic direction for MEEA’s advocacy and programs within 13 Midwest states. These new board members represent the full breadth of the industry, including government, utilities, academia and businesses.

“It is an honor to have been appointed to MEEA’s board,” said Dr. E’Lois Thomas of Solutions for Energy Efficiency Logistics. “As a representative of SEEL and a professional who is committed to the advancement of energy efficiency, I am excited to work with my colleagues and to be more closely involved in furthering the mission of sustainable economic development and environmental stewardship.”

About the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is the Midwest’s key proponent and resource for energy efficiency policy, helping to educate and advise a diverse range of stakeholders on ways to pursue a cost-effective, energy-efficient agenda. Through partnerships, programs and a dynamic annual conference, we curate a forward-thinking conversation to realize the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.

Media contact:

Jen Rhodes
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance