Elizabeth McDonald leads the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
August 21, 2012 - Elizabeth McDonald has been appointed president and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), as announced by Gary Johnson, interim chair, earlier this month.
By Alyssa Dalton
“I’m excited to lead the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance into its next chapter,” she said. “Energy efficiency is part of the clean energy sustainability solutions that I’ve been advocating for and I look forward to developing its potential even further.”
McDonald brings with her over 20 years of experience to the Alliance, having lead and managed several trade associations and most recently serving as a global advocate for sustainable clean energy solutions for the Canadian solar energy industry, said CEEA.
“Elizabeth’s recent experience as a global advocate for sustainable clean energy solutions fits in perfectly with CEEA’s mission–energy efficiency is part of every organization’s energy sustainability plan–it’s the cleanest form of energy there is,” said Johnson. “We’re excited to have her calibre of expertise on board to lead CEEA and further develop our membership, policies and advocacy efforts for energy efficiency in Canada.”
Prior to joining CEEA, she served as senior advisor, Business Development with SolPowered Energy Corporation, and president and executive director of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). During this time, she worked closely with the Ontario government (Solar Task Force and FIT/Micro-FIT Advisory Committees), the Electricity Sector Council (ESC) and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). She was also named an Investment Canada Champion by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT).