ATLANTA, January 10, 2022 – The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) announced the addition of four new Board of Directors Members. Among them is SELF’s Chief Strategic and Financial Officer – M. Duanne Andrade.
SEEA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization and one of six regional energy efficiency organizations (REEOs) forming a national network dedicated to leveraging energy efficiency for the benefit of all citizens.
While these six organizations vary in region, funding, scope, and activities, they collaborate extensively with one another and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to benefit utilities, businesses, consumers, and state and local governments throughout the United States.
Their mission is to optimize the use and impact of energy to enhance the quality of life in the Southeast. Their vision is for all people in the Southeast to live and work in healthy and resilient buildings, utilize clean and affordable transportation, and thrive in a robust and equitable economy.
Together and separately, SEEA’s collaborative initiatives in each of these areas continue to create favorable short-term outcomes such as smarter energy policies, stronger local energy codes, resources to upgrade the existing building stock, and greater transportation options for all communities. As these outcomes occur, the Southeast is better able to optimize its use of energy, enhance its productivity, and achieve stronger local economies, new job creation, and improved indoor comfort and health for all.
In addition to Ms. Andrade, new SEEA Board Members also include:
- Stephanie Armistead – Sustainability, Natural Resources Manager, Chick-fil-A
- Lauren Casentini – Chief Executive Officer, Resource Innovations
- Malcolm Miller – Director of Business Development, Walker-Miller Energy Services
- Jaclyn Mothupi – Associate Director, Social Innovation, The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University
The new board members began their 3-year terms on January 1, 2022, and can serve a maximum of 2 terms.
About Solar Energy Loan Fund
The nonprofit SELF organization is a community-based lending organization committed to social, environmental, and financial justice. As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SELF’s mission is to rebuild and empower underserved communities by providing access to affordable and innovative financing for sustainable home improvements. SELF is the first “green” Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) in the Southeast.
About Southeast Efficient Energy Alliance
The Southeast Efficient Energy Alliance (SEEA) promotes energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security across 11 southeastern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.. For more information, visit https://www.seealliance.org/