VEIC Seeks CEO
VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean-energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. It seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization and expand the reach of its operations. VEIC administers three major sustainable energy programs as well as providing full-service consulting and engineering capabilities. VEIC is nationally recognized for originating pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advancing emerging technologies and innovative program models.
Its work to date will produce lifetime customer energy savings of over 42 million MMBTUs and fossil fuel consumption cost savings of over $4.2 billion.
VEIC administers Efficiency Vermont, the nation’s first “efficiency utility”. In 2000, VEIC entered into a contract with the Vermont Public Service Board to implement a major, multimillion-dollar program that transformed the organization and catapulted it to a new level of scale, impact, and visibility. From the outset, Efficiency Vermont exceeded expectations as measured by energy and dollar savings to Vermont ratepayers. Its initial success resulted in VEIC winning multiple contract renewals and rebids, including its formal appointment in 2009 as the statewide energy efficiency utility.
Beginning in 2008, VEIC expanded its operations to become the implementer of new efficiency programs for the District of Columbia, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. There VEIC has reduced DC’s per capita energy consumption, increased its renewable energy capacity, reduced its peak electricity demand, improved energy efficiency of low-income housing, reduced the growth of energy demand among the largest users, and increased the number of green- jobs.
VEIC’s launched a third major contract in 2011 with Efficiency Smart in Columbus, Ohio (where a nonprofit corporation, American Municipal Power (AMP), services a member group of municipally owned electric utilities in Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.)
VEIC also has a consulting arm that has successfully expanded the reach of VEIC to federal, state, and local government agencies; electric and gas utilities; consumer advocate and environmental groups; for-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses; and international agencies and organizations.
Together these VEIC on-the-ground energy efficiency and green energy measures have prevented the release into the atmosphere of over 22 million metric tons of CO2. As the energy industry evolves, VEIC continues to find new ways to address market needs. Grounded in its mission and set of core values and building upon its 30+ year track record, VEIC is expanding into high-performance, efficient products, transportation electrification, decarbonizing buildings, and ensuring clean and efficient energy solutions reach all people, including low-income and disenfranchised communities.
Headquartered in Winooski, Vermont, VEIC also has significant operations and staff in Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio. With an operating budget of approximately $88 million and 279 staff members, VEIC is overseen by an 11-member Board of Directors comprised of industry, community, and business leaders deeply committed to VEIC’s mission. Since July 2020, VEIC has been led by Interim CEO, Rebecca Foster, who served as the Director of Efficiency Vermont.
Opportunity Going Forward
The CEO will have the opportunity to lead this unique, forward-looking, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven organization to be a national leader in energy decarbonization. In addition, to managing effectively and efficiently the ongoing operations of a mission-driven, nonprofit with a $88 million annual operating budget and close to 300 geographically dispersed staff members, high priorities for the CEO include:
Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate
Skills and Experience
Empowering and Transparent Leader of Culture, Staff, and the Board
Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of VEIC, along with salary requirements. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Send required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/
Salary is commensurate with experience and within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. VEIC is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer which encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color and/or candidates who know and/or represent the communities VEIC serves.
This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions must be submitted to John at: firstname.lastname@example.org.