Director, Smart Power Initiatives
Areas of expertise: Energy efficiency, smart grid, NYC clean heat
Mary Barber is EDF's Director, Smart Power Initiatives for the New York region, where she focuses on energy and clean air.
Mary currently leads EDF’s work scoping smart grid development in New York City and other high density urban settings, energy efficiency M&V and financing and the NYC clean heat campaign.
She is responsible for day-to-day oversight of legislative and policy campaigns in the New York State Legislature, New York City council and other decision-making bodies and also leads nationally focused projects.
Mary has extensive experience in New York City government and nonprofit management. She served as chief of staff for former New York City Council Member Ronnie Eldridge where she directed Ms. Eldridge’s policy and legislative work. Following the City Council, Ms. Barber was the director of operations and external relations for a human services agency managing budget, development and government relations.
B.A., Elmira College