NEEA Names Two New Members of Leadership Team

Burchard and Yates build on decades of experience in the energy efficiency field

Portland, Ore. – October 23, 2019 - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) announced today that it has promoted Kyle Burchard to director of business administration and Becca Yates to director of its stakeholder relations, communications and strategy division.

“We are very pleased to welcome these two staff to NEEA’s leadership team,” said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. “Kyle Burchard has proven a great addition to the organization over this past year, and Becca Yates has made numerous contributions during her decade of tenure serving the alliance.”

Formerly of CLEAResult, Inc., Burchard joined NEEA staff in 2018. His previous experience includes working in multiple finance and sales operations functions in the technology industry for Dell and Autodesk. Kyle now oversees the Business Administration department, which provides finance, accounting, information technology, contracting, legal for the organization. He received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Becca Yates, who joined NEEA staff in 2008, now leads the stakeholder relations, communications and strategy team, ensuring that internal operations and external engagement strategies are aligned to meet business goals. She previously led program marketing, long-term business planning efforts, stakeholder engagement initiatives, corporate communications and workforce development projects for the organization.

Her experience prior to NEEA includes communications and marketing for a global security think tank, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Foreign Policy Magazine in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

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The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and natural gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.

Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 620,000 homes each year. As the second-largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can offset most of our new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live.