VEIC welcomes Rebecca Foster as new director of Efficiency Vermont

Burlington, VT

VEIC, the nonprofit that operates Efficiency Vermont, announced that Rebecca Foster,proven industry leader, will serve as the energy efficiency utility’s next director starting today.

“Since I joined VEIC one year ago, I have seen the pace of change in Vermont’s energy system continue to accelerate,” said Jim Madej, CEO of VEIC. “These changes call on all of us to collaborate more closely to meet shared challenges. Rebecca is the right leader for this moment. Her deep industry knowledge and collaborative leadership style will help to ensure that all Vermonters can share in a clean, affordable energy future.”

Prior to her new role, Foster served as the Director of Consulting for VEIC, leading a team of nationally-recognized experts in the delivery of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation services. Her work spanned across several states, including New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, California and Hawaii, where she convened strategic partnerships to advance the adoption of clean and efficient energy use.

“I am thrilled to join this team of energy experts who are working so hard for Vermonters,” said Foster. “I’m stepping into an organization with an excellent track record of delivering energy and cost savings and providing Vermonters with technical services and financial support to improve their homes, businesses, and communities. Energy efficiency is a critical part of Vermont’s future – there are many opportunities ahead of us to reduce energy costs in the state, use clean energy as an economic development tool, and reduce emissions along the way.”

Foster replaces outgoing director Karen Glitman, who will stay on with VEIC, leading the organization’s market research into microgrids and energy storage. “Karen is a tenacious leader who excels in exploring new opportunities,” said Madej. “I look forward to continuing to see the results of her good work.”

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 eight 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

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