As Ullman Consulting’s Principal, Maggie offers extensive contacts and engagement within the field of sustainability and the public, non profit, and philanthropic sectors that enable her to build the most effective consulting team. Maggie has deep knowledge and experience building social impact networks, strategic planning, and facilitation.
Maggie directs the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund for the network she co-founded called the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. 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.
For seven years Maggie served as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Asheville where she directed the city’s sustainability programs, projects, and policies. Her ability to institutionalize sustainability, align complex goals across multiple stakeholder groups, leverage resources, and implement successful programs resulted in an impressive 28% municipal carbon reduction for her community.
Lauren specializes in turning research and data analysis into relatable communications and storytelling to inform strategic planning, policy development, and management plans. During her twelve year tenure in municipal management and finance, Lauren facilitated the development of community and policy goals and worked to link them to innovative economic and community development strategies. As the Chief Financial Officer at the City of Asheville, NC, Lauren oversaw the financial operation of a $36 million municipal water utility, including extensive studies on water rate equity, financial modeling and capital planning, utility governance models, and sustainable water management practices. During that time, the utility became the first ISO 14001 certified utility in North Carolina.