Maya Cutforth Joins NEEA Staff as the New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager

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Maya Cutforth joins NEEA staff as the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Manager. Maya will lead the alliance’s DEI Strategic Program aligning internal and external organizational efforts with strategic priorities. In her previous role as a Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at M&T Bank, she led equitable process changes to staff performance reviews and promotions and applied a human-centered design approach to create a more welcoming and inclusive hiring experience. Her professional experience also includes being a DEI Content Associate for ParentPowered, an educational technology startup.

“We are thrilled that Maya has joined the NEEA staff,” said Susan E. Stratton, executive director of NEEA. “DEI is a strategic priority for our organization and critical to the alliance’s success in delivering the benefits of energy efficiency to all people in our region. Maya’s expertise in leading DEI process changes will set the alliance on a path to delivering an equitable energy-efficient future.”

“It’s a critical time to reach out to underrepresented communities and improve access to energy efficiency programs,” said Maya Cutforth. “I look forward to not only diversifying external programs, but also cultivating meaningful conversations internally to advance the alliance’s workplace culture.”

Maya holds a B.A. in American Studies, Africana Studies and Spanish from Cornell University. In her free time, she trains for marathons, is a certified group fitness instructor, and enjoys hiking in her home state of Colorado.

If you are interested in connecting with Maya to talk more about workplace DEI, please reach out to her via email.