About Us

Maggie Ullman

Maggie (she/her) 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 participatory grantmaking, funder alignment convenings, and managing funder collaboratives that work on global climate change strategies. Maggie regularly works with foundations- including JPB Foundation, the Climate Resilience Justice Fund, 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 American South. She did this through leading member driven processes to guide peer learning and collaboration.

Her success designing and facilitating networks was featured in the 2022 book Connect, Innovate, Scale Up and the 2014 book Connecting to Change the World, Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact.

Mia Arter

Mia (she/her) brings experience in meeting design, participatory decision-making, strategic planning, and operations. Mia is a force multiplier for consultants taking on large projects and for organizations increasing their impact. Current clients and projects include Ullman Consulting, the ClimateWorks Foundation, Build It Green, the Climate Justice Resiliency Fund, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

Mia brings nearly a decade of experience in growing the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), an innovative network of local government staff working as change agents to create a sustainable and just world. She played an instrumental role in USDN’s development from its infancy, including four years leading network activities and another four years leading organizational operations. She spearheaded several major initiatives, including:

  • the launch of an innovative peer sharing website,
  • the organization’s incorporation as an independent 501(c)3 organization,
  • project management for its first equity-centered program series,
  • a robust strategic planning process, and more.