Jeff Marks is Senior Policy Advocate and Maine Director, and is based in Maine. Jeff works to implement Acadia Center’s priorities in Maine. He is an appointed member of the Building, Infrastructure, and Housing Working Group of the Maine Climate Council. Before joining Acadia Center, Jeff served as Executive Director of E2Tech, a business trade association of Maine’s energy and environmental companies and cleantech sector. Jeff previously served as Deputy Director of the Maine Energy Office, where he advised two governors, the legislature, and state agencies on energy, environmental, and economic policy. Prior to his state service, Jeff was Director of Energy & EHS Policy and managed government relations for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a Fortune 50 company on the cutting edge of the aerospace, buildings, and energy industries. Jeff has worked with a city manager, a state senate president, a state attorney general, a former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and a Federal advisory delegation of elected and appointed leaders.
A native of East Millinocket, Maine, Jeff received a BA in political science from the University of Southern Maine, an Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a JD from the University of California, Davis School of Law and is a member of the California Bar. He currently serves as a member of the ClimateWORK Advisory Board and E2Tech Board of Directors and is a volunteer with animal rescue and welfare organizations.