August 26, 2019

Lotte Schlegel named IMT Executive Director, Cliff Majersik to transition to Director of Market Transformation.

Cliff Majersik, Director of Market Transformation
Lotte Schlegel, Executive Director

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Washington, DC (August 26, 2019) – Today, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) announced that the IMT Board of Directors has named Lotte Schlegel as the organization’s new Executive Director. In June, Cliff Majersik, IMT’s long-standing executive director, shared with the Board his desire to shift his role. He will transition to the new role of Director of Market Transformation and will remain a member of IMT’s leadership team.

“We are extremely grateful to Cliff for his service to IMT and pleased that Cliff will remain in IMT’s leadership team going forward,” said David Goldstein, chairman of the Board for IMT. “In his 17 years, Cliff has transformed IMT from a tiny organization with two employees to the leading innovator at the intersection of real estate and energy and climate policy. IMT now works with businesses large and small and with local governments accounting for almost half of the large building space in America.”

Founded in 1996 and based in Washington, D.C., IMT catalyzes widespread and sustained demand for energy-efficient buildings. It leverages its expertise at the intersection of real estate and public policy to make buildings more productive, affordable, valuable, and resilient. As executive director for more than 10 years, Mr. Majersik led IMT through rapid growth in size and stature to its current strong financial position, with a growing leadership presence at the intersection of real estate, building performance, and policy.

“I’m proud of the role I’ve had in IMT’s accomplishments over the last 17 years and am thrilled to pass the reins to Lotte, who is the perfect inspiring, visionary, and grounded leader for IMT and its partners as we step up our mobilization to fight the climate crisis,” said Mr. Majersik. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and diving deep with specific projects and partners to drive innovation and market transformation in my new role with IMT.”

Ms. Schlegel currently serves as IMT’s Managing Director. She will assume the role of Executive Director on September 1. As Managing Director for the last four years, Ms. Schlegel has overseen the implementation of IMT’s strategy and oversight of staff and operations. Prior to that, she worked previously for the organization as Chief Operating Officer, before leaving to complete a MBA and work in utility consulting. In all, she brings 14 years of experience in the field of energy efficiency to her new role. Building on IMT’s commitment to gender diversity across its staff, Ms. Schlegel will be the first woman to serve as the organization’s executive director.

“We are very pleased to have Lotte as our new leader,” said Board Chair David Goldstein. “Lotte’s appointment to the chief position recognizes the tactical leadership that she has been providing the organization through its latest strategic planning process, and IMT’s readiness to deliver on that plan. She is well equipped to lead IMT to achieve its stated goal of accelerating adoption of efficiency measures to address climate change.” 

“As we shift our leadership, IMT is well positioned to serve those who depend on us for strategic efficiency expertise: local governments, companies, and our nonprofit partners,” said Ms. Schlegel. “I look forward to leading the talented team at IMT and to working with our partners to bring our shared ambitious goals into reach.”


About IMT

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that catalyzes widespread and sustained demand for energy-efficient buildings. Founded in 1996 and based in Washington, D.C., IMT leverages its expertise at the intersection of real estate and public policy to make buildings more productive, affordable, valuable, and resilient.

A trusted, non-partisan leader, IMT focuses on innovative and pragmatic solutions that fuel greater investment in energy-efficient buildings to meet local market priorities. IMT offers hands-on technical assistance and market research, alongside expertise in policy and program development and deployment and promotion of best practices and knowledge exchange. Its efforts lead to important policy outcomes, widespread changes in real estate practices, and lasting market demand for energy efficiency—resulting in greater benefits for all people, the economy, and the environment.

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Policy , Real Estate

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