UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Smeal School of Enterprise just lately named Sheila Burkholder to the school’s Sustainability Advisory Board.
Burkholder is a senior mission developer for Ameresco, a number one renewable vitality and vitality effectivity firm providing vitality financial savings efficiency contracts-funded vitality options for private and non-private organizations.
“Smeal is thrilled to welcome Sheila to our Sustainability Advisory Board,” mentioned Erik Foley, director of the Heart for the Enterprise of Sustainability. “Sheila’s greater than 30 years of expertise growing profitable private and non-private relationships and renewable vitality tasks will add an essential dimension to the collective experience of our board.”
Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board members lend their expertise and experience to the Smeal Sustainability Council and function conduits to the most recent company developments in sustainable enterprise practices. The board assists in guiding Smeal’s sustainability agenda by serving to to match the school’s strengths with the sustainability points that the board members encounter as they lead their firms’ sustainability efforts.
The board additionally benchmarks Smeal’s sustainability efforts with these of different enterprise colleges, identifies important sustainability analysis areas, explores collaborations with different College sustainability initiatives, and evaluates the school’s graduate and undergraduate sustainability curricula.
In her function with Ameresco, Burkholder develops biogas and energy-related tasks. She is chargeable for the event of a variety of tasks from renewable vitality to vitality efficiency contracts. Her main function is to determine and develop tasks from inception by operation.
Previous to becoming a member of Ameresco, Burkholder served as senior vice chairman of growth and asset administration for Aria Vitality.
She is an lively member of the Renewable Pure Gasoline Coalition, served because the chairman of the coalition’s Pipeline Entry Board, and is skilled in testifying earlier than the Environmental Safety Company and the Federal Worker Relocation Heart.
Burkholder holds a bachelor’s in advertising from Smeal and a Grasp of Enterprise Administration, with an emphasis in finance, from Jap Michigan College.