Jeff Mauk accepted the position of NCEL’s Executive Director in 2014, overseeing all of the organization’s program work, development, and member outreach. Since then, NCEL has grown from 867 to 1231 members, doubled the size of its board, developed a new website and branding, and underwent an organizational assessment to maximize its impact and sustainability. Jeff previously served as NCEL’s Climate and Energy Program Coordinator.
Prior to his employment at NCEL, Jeff worked as a legislative assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives and a political director for the 2010 Mark Dayton for Governor campaign. He helped found CLEAN, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now, a task force originally created in cooperation with the White House to support federal climate policy. In 2011, Jeff was a project coordinator at Eutectics, where he worked with former Minnesota State Representative Jeremy Kalin to create the state’s first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program.
Jeff is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in Communications Studies and Theater. In his previous career, he appeared as a background actor on The West Wing, directed theme park entertainment at the Mall of America, and toured Southern California as a magician’s assistant.