January 30, 2019                               

Jessa Coleman Appointed to Advance Clean Energy in Maryland
A diverse group of energy experts have been appointed to MCEC’s Advisory Council

ANNAPOLIS, Md. ­– The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) welcomes 51 individuals to serve on its 2019 Advisory Council, including Jessa Coleman of PACE Financial Servicing (PFS).

Jessa Coleman is the Programs Manager for PACE Financial Servicing (PFS) in the mid-Atlantic region. In this role, she works with public and private institutions to catalyze investments in energy efficiency property renovations and clean energy generation. One of the programs that she manages is the MD-PACE program, sponsored by MCEC. Ms. Coleman specialized for three years in sustainability and energy while pursuing a Master’s in Management at HEC Paris in France. During this time, she was hired as a consultant by three different companies to analyze and structure their data, resulting in significant changes in service offerings and pricing strategies. She also consulted with non-profits and social enterprises on market strategy and business operations, including the design of a social impact assessment and a strategic marketing study for a business accelerator based in East Africa. Earlier in her career, Ms. Coleman worked at two prestigious global law firms as well as the Departments of State and Commerce. She holds a Certificate in Energy & Finance from Societe Generale and HEC Paris, a Certificate in Social Enterprise Management & Impact Investing from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a BA from American University. Ms. Coleman brings to the Advisory Council an international perspective that is founded in innovative thinking about energy solutions.

“The elite group of individuals serving on our Advisory Council are an integral part of pushing for the growth of the advanced energy economy in Maryland,” said Kathy Magruder, MCEC Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have so many experts and resources, based in and around Maryland, providing the support needed to reach our goals to promote clean energy at the local level.”

The Council draws input from collaborative groups to direct activity related to finance, outreach & education, policy & legislation, advancing innovation, and measuring impacts as related to the MCEC mission and market expansion for advanced energy.

The Maryland Clean Energy Center was created in 2008 to encourage the transformation of the energy economy. MCEC works to implement financing solutions that catalyze the growth of business, create jobs, and make clean energy technologies, products and services affordable and accessible for Maryland consumers.