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Sean Reed, Founder and Executive Director
As Clean Energy Coalition’s executive director, Sean Reed provides strategic planning, leadership, and guidance to the organization. Mr. Reed has successfully acquired, managed, and completed more than 30 state and federal grants valued at more than $60 million. Before founding Clean Energy Coalition in 2005, he served as a program developer and energy analyst for the City of Ann Arbor’s Energy Office and the joint City of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County Community Development Department. Mr. Reed has also worked for WARM Training Center in Detroit as a program manager, at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation; the Olkonorei Integrated Pastoralist Survival Program in Tanzania, Africa; and as an instructor at the Japanese Ministry of Education in Imadate, Japan.

Mr. Reed has presented on the topic of energy efficiency at numerous statewide and regional conferences in Michigan.

Born in Malawi, Africa, Mr. Reed has traveled and worked widely, living in Africa, Asia and Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and master’s degrees in social work and urban planning from University of Michigan, as well as certificates as a housing rehabilitation specialist and home energy rater.

 

Bonnie Bona, Project Manager
As a project manager for Clean Energy Coalition, Bonnie Bona works with municipalities and building owners to deliver energy efficiency improvements by providing access to incentives and affordable loans.

Ms. Bona has worked as a consultant and energy auditor throughout Ann Arbor, Michigan, and as an architect for Bona & Kolb Architects & Designers and Frederick H. Hermann Associates Architects. Ms. Bona is a member and past chair of the Ann Arbor City Planning Commission, served as chair of the University of Michigan Museum of Art Friends Board, and has sponsored several policy initiatives and resolutions in support of more walkable land use regulations.

Ms. Bona earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from University of Illinois and a master’s degree in architecture from University of Michigan. She is a registered architect, member of the American Institute of Architects, and LEED-accredited professional.

 

Heather Croteau, Project Associate
Before joining Clean Energy Coalition, Ms. Croteau was a research assistant at the University of Michigan. She worked on the M-CUBED: Hydraulic Fracturing of Shales project and her research focused on water contamination risks, treatment options, and fate of fracking fluids.

Ms. Croteau earned a Master’s degree in sustainable systems from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and holds a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science and multidisciplinary studies from Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Cassandra Fletcher-Martin, Director of Business Operations
Cassandra Fletcher-Martin provides financial management and operations oversight to Clean Energy Coalition’s busy, project-based work environment. Ms. Fletcher-Martin brings more than 15 years financial, operational, and corporate development experience driving growth and profit enhancing strategies to the organization.

Prior to joining Clean Energy Coalition, Ms. Fletcher-Martin was a Senior Analyst for Capital Growth Advisors, LLC where she provided valuation, merger and acquisition, and capital sourcing services. Ms. Fletcher-Martin began her career in corporate banking and has since held increasingly responsible positions across financial, non-profit, media, and technology industries.

Ms. Fletcher-Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

 

Allison Skinner, Project Manager
Allison Skinner manages energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuel projects that help individuals and businesses reduce their impact on the environment.

Past projects include the Reimagining Detroit: Green Economy Initiative, where she aided the City of Detroit with evaluating and improving its solid waste services and expanding its recycling program, and managing marketing and fundraising initiatives for XSeed Energy, a Clean Energy Coalition project working to develop high-profile renewable energy projects in the Ann Arbor community.

Before joining Clean Energy Coalition, Ms. Skinner served as an au pair in Spain and volunteered at an orphanage in the Philippines.

Ms. Skinner earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and non-profit management from Eastern Michigan University. A Dale Carnegie graduate, she holds national certification in non-profit management and leadership from the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance and is a recipient of the American Humanics Next Generation Nonprofit Leader Award. She also serves on the City of Ann Arbor’s Environmental Commission.

 

Nicole Ver Kuilen, Proposal Manager
As proposal manager, Nicole Ver Kuilen works with cross-functional teams in the proposal development of fee-for-service, open bid and RFPs to sustain and grow the revenue base of Clean Energy Coalition.

Prior to joining Clean Energy Coalition, Ms. Ver Kuilen worked as strategic consultant for the Ross School of Business Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Michigan where she developed a five-year strategic plan for the department, recommending savings of more than $68,000 per year for higher value-added offerings. She also served as chairperson for Circle K International at the University of Michigan, interacting regularly with over 25 local area nonprofits, and served as a multi-year trip leader for the Ginsberg Center’s Alternative Spring Break program working with World Hunger Relief and Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Ver Kuilen holds a bachelor of business administration from the Ross School of Business as well as a minor in Sustainability at the University of Michigan.