It’s fall in Portland! (Some mornings it seems we skipped fall and headed straight to winter. Brrr!) The leaves are changing, and so is NEEA’s Market Research and Evaluation (MRE) Team. In August, we said goodbye to our Principal Evaluation Lead, Dulane Moran. We wish her the very best in her new endeavors. That same month we welcomed Lauren Bates, our new Sr. Project Manager who will be leading research and evaluation for the Commercial Window Attachments (CWA) project and our HVAC projects. Lauren brings with her nearly 15 years of evaluation experience in the education field and a Masters’ degree in developmental psychology.
And this first week of October, we welcomed Meghan Bean! Meghan is now the MRE Sr. Project Manager for most of NEEA’s consumer products initiatives, including Retail Product Portfolio (RPP). Meghan was most recently with Multnomah County, and before that, Research Into Action (now Opinion Dynamics) where she gained extensive experience evaluating energy efficiency programs. Meghan has a PhD in social psychology – and a new baby girl!
We’re excited about our new team members and the intriguing research projects we have planned for the next quarter and beyond. Read on to see what we’re up to and let us know if you have questions. We would love to hear from you!