Jeff joins Acadia Center on October 23, 2019 as Senior Policy Advocate and Maine Director. Before joining Acadia Center, Jeff served as Executive Director of E2Tech, a business trade association of Maine’s energy and environmental companies. Jeff was Deputy Director of the Maine Energy Office where he advised two Governors, Legislature, and State agencies on energy, environmental, and economic policy. Prior to his state service, Jeff was Director, Energy & EHS Policy and managed government relations for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and served on action-oriented teams for business and environmental organizations, including the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, International Climate Change Partnership, National Energy Resources Organization, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 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 MPA 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 U.S. EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.