The Nation’s First Nonprofit Green Bank

We are Michigan Saves, the nation’s first nonprofit green bank. Our organization is all in on clean energy—efficiency, renewables, diversification, carbon reduction—you name it. We know how powerful these energy sources are and want everyone—no exceptions—to have access to their benefits. But for many, these improvements are too costly. That’s where we come in.

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Michigan Saves Staff

Michigan Saves is staffed by Public Sector Consultants (PSC), a nonpartisan research and consulting firm. To explore career opportunities, please visit PSC’s website.

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Joy Johnson
Program Coordinator
517-331-9480

Mac McCabe, contractor account manager

Mac McCabe
Contractor Account Manager
517-371-7456

Julie Metty Bennett, Program Design and Innovation Manager

Julie Metty Bennett
Program Design and Innovation Manager

Patrick O'Boyle, contractor account manager

Patrick O’Boyle
Contractor Account Manager
517-816-8335

Todd O'Grady, director of outreach

Todd O’Grady
Director of Outreach
517-331-9491

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Lateshia Parker
Director of Marketing and Communications
517-331-9457

Todd Parker, director of programs

Todd Parker
Director of Programs
517-331-9464

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Katie Rose
Customer Service Representative
517-331-9449

Mary Templeton, president and ceo

Mary Templeton
President and CEO
517-331-9470

Kait Wyckoff, director of operations

Kait Wyckoff
Director of Operations
517-331-9479

Public Sector Consultants (PSC), a nonpartisan research and consulting firm, was awarded a grant in 2009 to create an innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy financing system. The team moved quickly, securing input from stakeholders and performing valuable energy and financing research to generate the structures, processes, and policies that would form Michigan Saves. In that same year, Michigan Saves was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, led by a diverse board of directors. Once established, the board engaged PSC to staff the organization, leveraging PSC’s experience, expertise, and history with Michigan Saves. Currently, there are eight full-time PSC team members devoted to Michigan Saves, and several part-time resources who offer further support.

Board of Directors

Paul Schutt

Paul Schutt
President
Issue Media Group

Rose Tantraphol

Roselyn Tantraphol
Vice President
Moonsail North

David Wible

David Wible
Treasurer
Comerica Bank

Pat Poli

Pat Poli
Ex Officio (Special Advisor)
Michigan Public Service Commission

David Allen

David Allen
Director
Midwest Energy Cooperative

Greg Bertold

Gregory Bergtold
Director
The Dow Chemical Company (Retired)

John Boladian

John Boladian
Director
DTE Energy

Amanda Godward

Amanda Godward
Director
Ecotelligent Homes

Julie Hales Smith

Julie Hales-Smith
Director
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (Retired)

Saunteel Jenkins

Saunteel Jenkins
Director
The Heat And Warmth Fund

Doug Luciani

Doug Luciani
Director
Cunningham-Limp Development Company

Jason Matley

Jason Matley
Director
TRUE Community Credit Union

Stephanie Minott

Stephanie Minott
Director
MSU Federal Credit Union

Conan Smith

Conan Smith
Director
Michigan Environmental Council

Shelley Sullivan

Shelley Sullivan
Director
Energy Sciences

Selma Tucker

Selma Tucker
Director
Michigan Municipal League

Teri Van Sumeren

Teri Van Sumeren
Director
Consumers Energy Company

Alina Verdiyan

Alina Verdiyan
Director
UrsaLeo

James White

James White
Director
Cinnaire

Operating as a green bank, Michigan Saves creates financing solutions that are designed for function and engineered for success. Our financing know-how and services enable energy consumers anywhere in the state to access the capital they need to invest in the power of clean energy and put it to work for them. Whenever and wherever money is needed for a clean energy project, we are there to help.

Our green bank model is made possible by partnerships with private-sector lenders and energy providers. We also authorize and monitor a network of contractors while providing technical assistance for customers and contractors alike. Our portfolio includes programs for residential, commercial, and municipal customers, and supports energy efficiency, geothermal, and solar photovoltaic projects. And we’re continually adding more features and programs, as well as growing our contractor base, so that even more Michiganders can benefit from safer, more comfortable spaces and smaller utility bills.

Our Mission

Our mission is to stimulate and support investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems and measures in Michigan homes, businesses, and public buildings. Working through our industry and with community partners, we:

Offer a statewide network of authorized, professional building contractors with expertise in energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy systems

Make innovative, affordable financing available for energy-focused building and equipment improvements

Accelerate demand for greater efficiency through education and communication

How We Operate

Michigan Saves was established in 2009 through a grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). The grant allowed a two-year period to establish the organization and develop an initial portfolio of programs to support energy installations. In September 2011, the organization became fully independent. Governed by an 18-member board of directors and a special policy advisor appointed by the MPSC. Michigan Saves has been awarded several grants by state agencies and the U.S. Department of Energy to expand and enhance our programs.

We work hard to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and use them to appropriately leverage private investment.

Why Our Work Matters

Clean energy is our future. When it comes to greater energy independence and carbon reduction; major environmental and economic benefits; smaller bills; and improved health, safety, and comfort, no one should be excluded. We exist to help all Michiganders access these benefits.

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