We are thrilled to announce that Ken Rosenfeld has joined the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council as Executive Director. Here’s more about Ken, and stay tuned for more details about his role.
Ken brings to VAEEC a long track record of leadership on sustainability issues, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, issue advocacy, and partnership development. He was the founding director of the sustainability program at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, providing relevant resources to cities and catalyzing action by local officials. Ken served as program director for the first, national Green Cities Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, in 2009. During his tenure at NLC, Ken also served as the organization’s policy director, and for many years he personally staffed the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources policy committee. He has served on a number of regional and national advisory boards, and has spoken to national and international audiences.
Prior to his time at NLC, Ken was the national advocacy director for the nonprofit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and he previously served as chief-of-staff for a member of the Fairfax County, Va., Board of Supervisors. Most recently, before joining VAEEC, Ken was an independent consultant on sustainability and energy issues, while also directing a nonprofit historic preservation organization. Ken is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and holds a Master’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary.
“I’m honored and excited by this opportunity, and there’s so much potential surrounding energy efficiency. VAEEC has demonstrated in just a few years that it can bring everyone to the table and be a leader on this issue. I’m looking forward to building on this foundation, ensuring that VAEEC is a leading resource, and promoting programs and policies that will benefit all Virginians for years to come.”