Maggie has 15 years of experience focused on ending climate change by working with cities, networks, nonprofits, and foundations on strategy, design, and assessment for collaboration platforms as well as city sustainability policy and programs. Maggie’s recent work has focused on designing funder alignment convenings and creating management systems for funder collaboratives that work on global climate change strategies. Maggie regularly works with foundations- including JPB Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Kendeda Fund, the Energy Foundation, and ClimateWorks Foundation- to assess and align funding strategy and grantee work.
Prior to founding Ullman Consulting, served as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Asheville. While in that role she designed, managed, and implemented the city’s first sustainability program to reduce emissions 80% by 2035 which resulted in a 17.65% carbon footprint reduction during her six years leading the office. She also co-founded the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network and the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund to build climate action implementation capacity in the southeastern U.S.. She did this through leading member driven processes to guide peer learning and collaboration.
Her success designing and facilitating networks was featured in the 2014 book Connecting to Change the World, Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact.