MS. MAGRUDER is the Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), a corporate instrumentality of the state created to advance the adoption of clean energy products, services, and technologies. In addition to administrative and budget management for MCEC she in engaged in government and industry stakeholder relations, event production and innovation advancement.
Magruder led efforts to launch programs designed to provide access to capital for energy projects including the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program, Maryland Clean Energy Capital Program and MDPACE; a statewide initiative enabling commercial property assessed clean energy lending to occur in Maryland.
In her prior position Ms. Magruder served as Chief of Staff at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; known for performing cutting edge research and transfer of newly discovered technologies to commercial applications; when it existed as part of the University System of Maryland.
As Director of Resource Based Industries, for the Maryland Department of Commerce, she initiated and managed a program focused on sustaining agriculture, forestry, mining, fisheries and maritime industry sectors. Working in collaboration with multiple agencies and in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration, she helped develop a statewide approach to implement evolving energy policies and technologies.
Ms. Magruder previously served at the regional and county level in tourism, community and economic development as Director of the Department of Economic Development & Tourism for Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Emphasizing sustainability In that capacity, she led numerous agribusiness and ecotourism initiatives focused on environment, economy, and cultural character. Related efforts include creation of an interactive exhibit for visitors at the Chesapeake Heritage Center, state designation of the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, and national designation for the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway.
Kathy holds a professional Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management from George Washington University School of Business & Public Management, and is recognized as a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council. She earned her BFA in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1982, and looks forward to every opportunity to use her creative skills.
WYATT A. SHIFLETT
Director of Financing Programs
As the Director of Finance Programs, MR. SHIFLETT is working to deliver project finance solutions that assist clients in achieving cost-effective funding. Wyatt has assisted Maryland based universities, colleges, hospitals, hotels, retirement communities, manufacturers, charter schools, and other 501(c)(3) organizations, issuing over $3 billion in tax-exempt project financing. Mr. Shiflett has served as the Assistant Director of the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority, the Deputy Director at Maryland Industrial Finance Authority and the Assistant Director of Bond Financing at the Maryland Economic Development Corporation.
Prior to working in the public sector, Mr. Shiflett worked in an investment advisory capacity at Morgan Stanley and an investment banking capacity at JP Morgan. Wyatt's experience in the capital markets and his ability to work creatively to find innovative solutions are strengths that have served the State of Maryland. Mr. Shiflett obtained an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in 1996, with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.
DAN M. MONAKIL
Bond Finance Manager
As MCEC’s Bond Finance Manager, MR. MONAKIL works to facilitate MCEC bond issuance by connecting clean energy projects to appropriate funding sources for project development. Dan has over 30 years of banking, bond finance and relationship management experience. The majority of his career has been spent in the corporate trust business which works with bond issuers and holders to help manage financial, investing and compliance matters that accompany those obligations.
Most recently, Mr. Monakil led the Public Finance and Agency group for M&T Bank as its Regional Manager. In this role, he oversaw and developed business for his group in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia working with municipalities, not-for-profits and government agencies. Dan earned his B.A. in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
SABRINA L. BACHMAN
With over 12 years of program management experience, MS. BACHMAN has built her career around working with organizations that have a strong commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment. As MCEC’s Communications Director, Sabrina is responsible for marketing and communications strategies to help MCEC meet its mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies.
Prior to joining the MCEC team in 2018, Ms. Bachman served the U.S. Green Building Council as their Community Director for Maryland and West Virginia. She has also worked at the local level with several government offices and nonprofit organizations, in Maryland and California, to implement programs to protect the environment and offer educational resources. Ms. Bachman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego.
PAMELA R. POWERS
Legislative Affairs & Administrative Manager
MS. POWERS joined the Maryland Clean Energy Center team in 2017. As MCEC’s Legislative Affairs and Administrative Manager, she manages and coordinates activities of the Legislative Committee, including legislative research and tracking, and update calls while acting as a liaison to elected and appointed government officials. Ms. Powers manages the overall administrative functions of the organization, develops and maintains all recordkeeping systems while assisting with procurement and contract management. Pamela supports senior staff with event development and management including, registration, logistics, and site selection. She provides clerical support for matters relating to the activities of the Board of Directors and day-to-day operations. Pamela acts as a liaison with stakeholders, business representatives, vendors, and the general public.
Ms. Powers is the former Chief of Staff to Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice Chair of the House Appropriation Committee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
MS. KOLB is an operations and finance executive with over 20 years of experience in the sports, entertainment and broadcasting industries including CBS Sports, FOX Sports, NBC, Scripps Networks and CBS Radio as well as a foundational accounting start with Deloitte in NYC.
Dorothy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Economics from Long Island University, CW Post as well as a professional certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University. Ms. Kolb is a Certified Public Accountant, and the Founder and CEO of dK east, LLC, a business and profit advisory firm.
JOIN THE MCEC TEAM
MARKETING & EVENTS INTERN
MCEC is seeking an intern to support marketing and events from August 2019 – December 2019, for approximately 10-24 hours per week. This is a paid internship and may meet course credit requirements. All candidates must be enrolled in an educational program at a Maryland university or community college.