Elissa Richards

National Energy Foundation

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Responsible for guiding NEF’s strategic planning, organizational leadership, operations and fundraising activities
  • Provides financial oversight, as well as organizational development, tomeet the diverse needs of NEF programs
  • Oversees development in the Safety, Government, Natural Resource and Corporate sectors
  • Oversees communications for the foundation, focusing on branding and Public relations
  • NEF’s Adult Education Specialist, leading development and implementation of NEF’s adult energy efficiency education programs
  • Classroom teacher, district teacher leader, school administrator
  • Member of the Board of Utah Geological Survey
  • LEED Green Associate Certification
  • Adjunct Professor, Utah State University
  • Masters Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Utah

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