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WECC CEO Appointed to Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Board of Directors

Mary Schlaefer to lend expertise to nonprofit energy efficiency organization

MADISON, Wis. (July 7, 2015) — Mary Schlaefer—CEO of WECC, a national leader in the design and implementation of energy-saving programs—was selected to serve on the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)’s Board of Directors.

MEEA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization of state and local governments, energy utilities, research institutes, energy service providers, and advocacy organizations working to advance energy efficiency in the 13 Midwestern U.S. states. Founded in 2000, MEEA works with members, allies, and stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of energy-saving policies, programs, products, technologies, and practices across all sectors of the Midwestern economy.

Ms. Schlaefer joins MEEA’s Board of Directors in her eighth year as CEO of WECC. In this role, she provides strategic vision and leadership to drive the successful delivery of innovative, cost-effective energy efficiency programs and services to clients in 12 U.S. states—many of which are located in the Midwest. Under her leadership, WECC has helped save more than 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than 200 million therms of natural gas.

“I am thrilled to join MEEA’s Board of Directors in contributing to the many great initiatives the organization is pursuing,” Ms. Schlaefer said. “It will be a privilege to work with some of the most talented energy efficiency experts in the country who share a passion for improving the economy and the environment. MEEA has made a real impact in accelerating the adoption of energy efficiency in the Midwest, and I look forward to contributing to the organization’s continued success.”