Maggie Ullman, Principal Consultant.
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 Bradley, Senior Consultant.
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.
Meg Williams Jamison, Project Consultant.
Meg loves bringing change makers together to make our world a better place. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network and Green Cities California, both of which are networks of local governments advancing climate change work. Meg challenges herself to make the working together easy for her clients by providing organization, detail oriented coordination, and resources for those she serves.
Meg has experience in local food systems and local economic development. Her food system work included coordinating the City of Austin’s first Community Garden Program and developing technical tools to help local producers compete in wider markets. Meg’s experience in local economic development spans from coordinating small town revitalization programs with HandMade in America to heading up the northern Arizona office of Local First Arizona (LFA), the largest local business coalition in the country where she grew the region’s local business membership in LFA by over 100 percent.
Meg’s a background is in city planning, and she uses that training to provide expertise in equitable community development, sustainable development and smart growth, short and long-range planning practices. The sum of this experience results in an optimistic thinking and determined problem solving.