PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has announced that Kathrin Winkler of EMC and Michael Sachse of OPower have joined the organization’s board of directors.

Winkler is senior vice president and chief sustainability officer of EMC, a leader in accelerating the role of IT to drive economic and energy efficiency. The company builds information infrastructure products and services that help IT departments store, manage, protect, and analyze information to drive economic and energy efficiency. EMC is a partner in ACEEE’s intelligent energy efforts. Winkler recently received the Anita Borg Institute 2014 Women of Vision Award for her contribution to innovation, leadership, and social impact in the field of technology.

Sachse is senior vice president of regulatory affairs, business development, and general counsel of OPower. He has been with OPower since its early days in 2007 to its current status as one of the largest behavioral efficiency and demand response delivery companies in the world. Sachse leads the company’s legal and regulatory teams and developed the regulatory strategy that led to widespread acceptance of information-based efficiency by U.S. public utility commissions.

“We welcome Kathrin and Michael and appreciate their willingness to guide and advise us on the direction of ACEEE,” said Steven Nadel, ACEEE’s executive director. “These talented professionals will add valuable experience and perspective to the board of directors.”

The board also expressed appreciation to Rose McKinney-James, who is transitioning off the board, for her 11 years of service. McKinney-James is the managing principal of Energy Works based in Las Vegas. She served as the chair of the awards committee, guiding ACEEE’s public recognition of those companies, organizations, and individuals who have been leaders in the energy efficiency field. She also served on three additional board committees: the strategic planning, policy, and nomination and governance committees.

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Publication date: 9/1/2014

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