Efficiency Vermont Announces Leadership Transition
Karen Glitman has been named the Director of Efficiency Vermont, the state’s energy efficiency utility, stepping in from her current role as Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs for VEIC. Liz Gamache is stepping down as Director of Efficiency Vermont to serve the Vermont Community Foundation as Vice President for Grants and Community Investments.
During her tenure at Efficiency Vermont, Gamache deepened the utility’s engagement at the community level, expanded partnerships with other energy providers, and focused on better serving the needs of key employers and the most vulnerable Vermonters. That work continues under the leadership of Karen Glitman who brings extensive experience in public policy, energy systems, and transportation.
“While it’s hard to say goodbye to such a talented and dedicated team, I couldn’t be more pleased to pass the reins to Karen, who will work side-by-side the existing leadership team,” said Gamache. “I’ve come to know Karen as an incredibly thoughtful, inquisitive, and strategic thinker.”
Glitman brings more than 20 years of experience to Efficiency Vermont, prior to which she served as the Director of Strategy, Policy, and Public Affairs for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the nonprofit organization that operates Efficiency Vermont. Glitman joined VEIC in 2011, as its founding Director of Transportation Efficiency where she oversaw expansion of VEIC services nationally to include transportation policy, planning, and implementation. She has held positions at the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center, and as Director of Policy and Planning, Deputy Secretary, and Acting Secretary at the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Glitman also served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1985 to 1990.
“Efficiency Vermont is an integral element of Vermont’s energy system, with a unique role in supporting energy savings for Vermonters and businesses,” said Glitman. “There are exciting opportunities ahead to further reduce energy costs for all Vermonters, boost economic vitality, and protect the most vulnerable. I couldn’t be more honored to pick up where Liz left off, and join the Efficiency Vermont team as we move forward.”
About Efficiency Vermont
As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last seven consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.
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