Beth Sachs co-founded the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in 1986 with partner Blair Hamilton, and served as its Executive Director until 2008. She now holds the title of Founder, and in this role, fosters stewardship of the mission, values, and goals of VEIC in the workplace and in the community. She also participates in VEIC’s education, advocacy, and business development activities. At VEIC, she was a member of the team that created Efficiency Vermont – the first energy efficiency utility in the nation – which won the Innovation in American Government Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2003. She has been involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy work for more than 40 years, a career that spans several oil embargoes, wars over oil, and many enormous weather events that she knows have been caused by global warming. She was a founder of Suntek (now Southwall Technologies), which brought the first low-emissivity window films to market. Beth recently completed stints on the Board of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Energy Co-op of Vermont, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vermont Works for Women and is Secretary of the VEIC Board.