Janine Finnell at 703-203-0766

John Gaffigan at 240-441-6305

Dr. Nandini Mouli at 443-691-7664 

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Katherine Magruder is the Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center, a corporate instrumentality of the state created to advance the adoption of clean energy products, services, and technologies. Ms. Magruder previously held the position of Chief of Staff at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, known for performing cutting edge research and transfer of newly discovered technologies to commercial applications.During her appointment to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, she served as Director of Resource Based Industries, and built a program focused on sustaining agriculture, forestry, mining, fisheries and maritime industry sectors.  Magruder has also led regional agribusiness and ecotourism initiatives focused on environment, economy, and cultural character in effective sustainable development. She is recognized as a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council. Kathy earned her BFA in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1982.

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Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 11am-1pm


​​​The University Of Maryland, College Park 

Adele H. Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742
Charles Carroll Room - #2203K 

Council on Women in Energy and Environment Leadership (CWEEL) Luncheon Panel

Rosa Cassidy, C.E.M. is a mechanical engineer with 24 years of experience in the energy sector.  She ensures an integrated approach to market for Demand Side Management solutions (energy efficiency, demand response, customer engagement), distributed energy solutions (non-wires alternatives, distributed generation, combined heat and power and storage), and technology solutions. She is responsible for identifying where Lockheed Martin Energy's strengths meet market needs.  In 2002, Cassidy received the Women of Color in Government & Technology Awards, Technical Innovation. In 2011, she was awarded Lockheed Martin's Individual Excellence Award for her contributions to the Energy Solutions Group.  She participates in Lockheed Martin's efforts in support of the National Engineering Festival, the National Engineers' Week and STEM - three national outreach programs for students K-12 designed to promote curiosity in young minds for the engineering field. In 2013 she served as co-chair for Lockheed Martin's Hispanic Employee Resource Group. Cassidy is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering.

Katherine Magruder, Executive Director, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Panel Moderator:  Dr. Nandini Mouli, President of Baltimore Chapter of AEE

Rosa Cassidy, Deputy Director, Lockheed Martin Energy

Dr. Nandini Mouli is an inventor who holds 49 patents in the chemical and energy fields. She has written over 10 white papers on climate change and HVAC processes and materials. She was a US Fulbright Scholar finalist and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Currently she has been serving as the President of Association of Energy Engineers - Baltimore and a Board member of the international Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). Dr. Mouli is the also President/Founder of eSai LLC, an energy engineering and business consulting company located at Reisterstown, Maryland.  For its contributions in the clean energy field since inception, eSai LLC received the "most innovative small business of the year" award.  eSai has also been a "strategic partnership award" finalist from the Greater Baltimore Council in November '15 and '16.  On April 23, 2016, eSai was invited to meet with the Department of Energy Secretary, Dr. Moniz, and US congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. 

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11:00 am – 11:30 am   

Registration and Networking

11:30 am – 12:30 pm   

Luncheon and Introductory Remarks

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm     

AEE NCC and AEE-Baltimore Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Luncheon Panel presentations and discussion ​

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Leaders in Energy “CleanTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship” Showcase 

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Leaders in Energy Reception  Registration for the Showcase and Reception will be available at the Leaders in Energy web page at

Laurie Vaudreuil, is the CEO of Mosaic Power.   Mosaic is a third-party aggregator of residential electric water heaters.  Their system pulls together thousands of water heaters into a single entity of controllable energy storage by delaying when individual heaters draw or consume power from the grid.  Mosaic operates as part of the larger universe of distributed energy resources (DERs). Often loosely and variably defined, DERs encompass a range of technologies or approaches - such as demand response, storage, distributed generation, and electric vehicles - that can supply or consume energy (or both) and also be controlled, which is what makes them resources.  The key technologies enabling the spread of DERs are machine-to-machine connections over the Internet, and cloud computing technology.  Vaudreuil has strong past experience with power applications.  She is currently focusing on developing the business side of the company using her experience with fundraising, direct sales, and project management.  Vaudreuil received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas-Austin.

Friday, February 23, 2018: CWEEL & Cleantech Extravaganza, "Career Perspectives in Cleantech"

The Association of Energy Engineers- National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC), Association of Energy Engineers - Baltimore Chapter (AEE-Baltimore) and Leaders in Energy will join forces with The University of Maryland (UMD) for its 4th annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza. 

This event is focused on bringing together the university and business communities in cleantech, particularly those involved advancing clean energy and sustainability solutions.  It will facilitate the exchange of information and professional networking in multidisciplinary research, startups, technology, entrepreneurship (including social value creation), new markets, etc. and connect those who are working to solve challenges and turn them into opportunities.

Laurie Vaudreui, CEO, Mosaic Power