Maria Blais Costello is the Manager of Program Administration for Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). For more than 20 years, she has managed the development, communications, and publication production activities for both organizations. Maria leads internal and external communications, manages program deliverables and timelines, and assists with strategic planning. For CESA, Maria serves as the Board’s secretary and project director for the “State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards,” which are held biennially to recognize exemplary state programs that advance clean energy markets, projects, and financing tools. She also coordinates membership services and special events. For Clean Energy Group, Maria serves as corporate secretary and grants manager. Maria previously worked at the Conservation Law Foundation as the office manager for the Vermont office. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Maria volunteers with Everybody Wins Vermont, a literacy mentoring program for children. She and her husband, Paul, reside in Montpelier, VT in a home powered by community solar and heated with an air source heat pump; they also are early adopters of an all-electric vehicle.