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Margie Gardner is the Executive Director of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.
Ms. Gardner joined the Efficiency Council in 2012 after three decades developing energy efficiency and other clean energy alternatives in the Pacific Northwest and California. Before the Efficiency Council, she was CEO of the entrepreneurial nonprofit Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) working on renewable energy, climate change, and watershed restoration. Prior to BEF, she founded and led for over a decade the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an award-winning, multi-state organization that transforms markets for energy-efficiency. Before NEEA, she developed and promoted energy-efficiency initiatives in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho at the Northwest Power Planning & Conservation Council. Ms. Gardner began her career at Natural Resources Defense Council in California.
Ms. Gardner has served on numerous boards including the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Northwest Energy Coalition, Renewables Northwest Project, and the Climate Trust. LinkedIn
Melanie Gillette is the Senior Policy Director of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.
Melanie Gillette was on the Board of the Efficiency Council in 2015-2016 and now joins the Council’s policy staff. Before joining the Efficiency Council, Melanie was the Director of Western Regulatory Affairs for EnerNOC and focused on energy efficiency, demand response and demand side resource integration issues in California and the Northwest. Prior to EnerNOC, Melanie was Director of Regulatory Affairs for Duke Energy North America.
Melanie began her career at Navigant Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in the California energy industry. She has actively participated in proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, California Independent System Operator and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with a focus on advocating for market designs and regulatory processes that increase opportunities for both existing demand side resources and emerging technologies.
Ann L. McCormick, P.E., Principal at Newcomb Anderson McCormick. Ann McCormick has been an active member of the energy efficiency community in Northern California for more than 25 years. She is a founding principal of Newcomb Anderson McCormick, a San Francisco based energy engineering and management consulting firm devoted exclusively to solving energy and sustainability issues in both the public and private sectors. Ms. McCormick is a board member of CEEIC and is serving her fourth term as a Commissioner on the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board which provides local control of Alameda Municipal Power. She holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a Baccalaureate degree also in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. She is a Registered Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and a LEED Accredited Professional. LinkedIn
Kellie Smith is the Policy Director for the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council. Prior to serving in this capacity, Kellie worked in the California State Legislature for more than 20 years including service as Chief Consultant to the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications. In this capacity Kellie worked extensively on energy policy related to climate change including the Renewables Portfolio Standard, energy efficiency, and expanding programs for distributed generation technologies and also advised the State Senate on regulatory issues concerning oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the California Independent System Operator. Prior to her role on the Senate Energy Committee, Kellie served as Principal Consultant to Senator Jack O’Connell where she worked on a broad array of legislation with a focus on environmental and educational issues and the state budget.
Kellie earned a B.A. in Political Science from the California State University, Chico and a Juris Doctorate degree from the McGeorge School of Law.
Greg Wikler is a Director in Navigant’s Energy practice, and is based in the San Francisco office. In his nearly 30 years of experience addressing energy efficiency (EE), demand response (DR), distributed generation (DG) and Smart Grid program efforts in the electric and gas industries, Greg has conducted national, regional and utility-specific market potential forecasts, technology assessments, integrated demand-side management program designs, and evaluation studies. Greg is involved in various distributed energy resource initiatives in California through various projects, providing leadership and insights on market potential forecasts, program design improvements, cost-effectiveness analysis, identification of new areas for market potentials, and new methods for evaluation. Further, he has directed various projects addressing distributed energy resources as they relate to EE, DR and DG resource acquisition, including for the California Public Utilities Commission, California’s electric utilities, Xcel Energy of Colorado, Hawaiian Electric, and the Arkansas electric utilities. Greg serves on the Boards of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council and the Association of Energy Service Professionals. He received his BS degree in Energy Economics from UC Davis and his MS degrees in Economics and Urban Planning from the University of Oregon. LinkedIn