KEEA Energy Efficiency Conference: Speaker Spotlight: Anna Siefken
Introducing Anna Siefken:
Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s
Wilton Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Our Latest Speaker Spotlight!
We’re pleased to announce our newest moderator, Anna J. Siefken! Anna will be guiding the opening plenary session of KEEA’s 2018 energy efficiency conference, slated for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25th, on the extremely relevant topic of Resiliency.
Anna has a great deal of experience leading critical discourse within the energy industry. As the inaugural Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, her work brings decision-makers into the same conversation, if not the same room, and ushers research-based solutions into real-world applications. She actualizes the Scott Institute’s mission to promote research and education focused on improving energy efficiency, creating innovations in energy technologies, and broadening the world’s mix of energy sources in a way that is sustainable, reliable and affordable. Formerly the Institute’s Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Anna maintains a broad, complex network of connections in the national energy arena, fostering strategic collaborations between the university and industry, government, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and energy-related centers on campus.
Prior to joining CMU in 2016, Anna was the Pittsburgh 2030 District director and vice president of Strategic Engagement for the Green Building Alliance. She is a founding member of the international 2030 District Network’s Board of Governors and has been honored with the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2016 Women in Energy Leadership Award and the 2018 Cribs for Kids’ Women of Achievement Award. As if all of that weren’t enough, Anna continues to develop her own knowledge base and was recently selected as a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s national Executive Energy Leadership Academy cohort.
We’re excited and honored to have Anna at the helm of this important and timely panel, and hope you’ll join us all in Harrisburg on October 25th and 26th.