The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named Naomi Baum as its chief operating officer, and has hired Ethan Rogers as a senior manager to run its research program on industrial energy efficiency.
"Naomi brings a wealth of management experience and a broad policy background to ACEEE. She is a proven leader and strong communicator, with a reputation for getting things done," said ACEEE executive director Steven Nadel. "She combines diplomacy and creativity, superior project management skills, and excellent analytical skills that will help advance our energy efficiency work."
Baum most recently served as executive director of the Congressional Oversight Panel charged with overseeing the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program. She has more than 20 years of experience in the US Senate working on a wide range of policy issues, working with four US senators and serving on two senate committees. She graduated from Wellesley College, and earned a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Rogers is joining ACEEE from Purdue University Technical Assistance Program in Indiana, where he managed an industrial energy efficiency and sustainable manufacturing workforce training and implementation assistance program. While at Purdue, he secured funding from four federal agencies and his team worked with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to develop a green workforce training program and associated certificate exam, the first of its kind in the nation. He received a bachelors of science in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University, and his MBA from Butler University.
"Ethan's real-world experience working with managers in Midwestern manufacturing plants will strengthen ACEEE's industrial program," said Neal Elliott, ACEEE's associate director for research and founder of the industrial program. "His deep knowledge of industrial efficiency opportunities and management experience will be critical to our efforts to address growing interest in industrial energy efficiency."
ACEEE's industry program analyzes energy use and efficiency investments in manufacturing, agriculture and construction. Policy makers and other stakeholders rely on the program's research and publications to understand sector trends and to identify policy and program strategies. ACEEE acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies investments and behaviors.