Nicole Steele is the Executive Director of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic. She has 10+ years of experience in the environmental and energy fields (urban planning, grassroots advocacy, policy development, and program design and implementation). Prior to joining GRID Alternatives, she was the Alliance to Save Energy’s Director of Policy and State Relations. She managed the organization’s major blue ribbon initiative on energy productivity, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, which outlined the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Nicole also managed the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG / Recovery Act) Program for Loudoun County, Virginia.