Please join us for the

CWEEL New England
Inaugural Event

Thursday, May 13th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The newly-established CWEEL New England Chapter invites you to join our first virtual gathering to learn more about the group and help plan events for 2021.


Wind down the evening and network with other local women in our industry.


Help establish, shape, and grow the New England group, and find out about volunteer opportunities.


Learn about the value of CWEEL membership. Two speakers from the CWEEL National Board will join us to share their experience in the energy field and CWEEL.

Speaker Bios

Laurie Wiegand-Jackson

President & CEO, Utility Advantage

Laurie is very active in promoting the professional advancement of women in her industry. She initiated the development of CWEEL within the International Association of Energy Engineers. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of CWEEL. She founded Utility Advantage to provide independent consulting and energy services to the government, institutional and private business sectors in 2003. She is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman with over thirty years of experience in the energy industry.

Maryanne E. McGowan

Vice President, Strategic Development, The Utilities Group

Maryanne is a seasoned energy professional. She has formerly been an executive with Duke Energy, serving as CFO of one of the major generating stations and most recently, was a manager of Strategy & Implementation focusing on institutional markets. She had stimulated policy and segmentation in energy efficiency, demand response, sustainability, and workforce development. Maryanne serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Energy Engineers; she is an officer on the national Board of Directors for CWEEL. Maryanne was also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Raise the Floor Foundation, promoting women in advanced manufacturing careers.


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