Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Maria Kingery

Maria Kingery


Maria Kingery, Co-founder of Southern Energy Management

Solar Coaster

Monday, March 25 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock
FREE and open to the public

Maria's lecture will be about her life on the "solar coaster". She will talk about starting very early in the solar industry to now evolving into a place where her company is very clear about who they serve and are more broadly engaged in the solar space. She will also discuss her personal evolution from being a scattered entrepreneur to being a leadership team coach helping other entrepreneurs become un-scattered.
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Maria Kingery co-founded Southern Energy Management (SEM) with her husband Bob in 2001. Since then, she has helped pioneer the residential energy-efficiency and solar industries in North Carolina and beyond. The company has installed hundreds of solar systems and worked with more than 300 homebuilders and developers across the nation to verify more than 25,000 homes to be energy efficient through the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and other green building programs. For seven consecutive years, SEM was recognized as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year. In 2009, Kingery led SEM to become a Certified B Corporation. In 2012 and 2013, SEM earned “Best for the World” status, ranking among the most impactful Certified B Corps worldwide. In 2016, Kingery’s desire to help other impact entrepreneurs succeed led her to train as a Professional Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) Implementer. With her new company, Kingery & Co., Kingery draws on her decades of experience as an entrepreneur to help other leaders excel and expand their impact quickly and efficiently.

Our Spring 2019 Speakers will highlight women working in the clean energy industry!

*Attendance will be kept for faculty offering extra credit for students.*

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series is sponsored by Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. Look for more speakers to be announced here!

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