Senior Policy Manager
Michelle Vigen is the Senior Policy Manager with the California Efficiency and Demand Management Council.
Prior to joining the Council, Vigen led energy policy and regulatory affairs for Montgomery County, MD, including advocacy for the state energy efficiency standards, implementing their commercial benchmarking law, commercial PACE financing, and launching the Montgomery County Green Bank. Vigen has also conducted research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and led programming with the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Clean Energy Resource Teams. She is a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program, and is a regular speaker on behavior change, policy, and financing topics, including a regular lecturer with the Columbia University Earth Institute Sustainability Practicum Series.
Vigen earned a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Policy specializing in energy policy and community development. She holds a B.A. from Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.