Mary Schlaefer is CEO of WECC, a nonprofit that designs and implements energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related finance programs across the United States. In her tenure, WECC has delivered more than 5.3 billion kilowatt-hours and 200 million therms of savings for WECC’s clients. Schlaefer has driven development of integrated approaches to advancing energy efficiency, including through addition of innovative financing programs. She has also driven development of programs that reach underserved markets, including low-income, rural and manufactured homes. Schlaefer previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she was a lead advisor to the Governor on energy-related environmental policy. Schlaefer serves on the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Board of Directors and SEE Action Financial Solutions Working Group. She has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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