ecoAmerica Announces Meighen Speiser as Executive Director
Washington, DC – ecoAmerica, a nonprofit organization that builds institutional leadership, public support, and political will for climate solutions in the United States, today announced that Meighen Speiser will assume the role of Executive Director effective immediately.
“ecoAmerica’s Board of Directors is pleased that Meighen Speiser has agreed to take on this critical role,” said Phil Sharp, Board Chair. “Meighen brings an exceptional combination of strategic thinking and passion for the important work ahead. She will help lead ecoAmerica into our next phase of climate action and advocacy as we build support among Americans.”
Meighen Speiser has been with ecoAmerica since 2008, and has helped grow the organization by overseeing programs, communications, research, and events. “ecoAmerica has built a vast and diverse network of trusted institutions that reach nearly every city and town in America, and I am proud of what we have accomplished,” said Speiser. Adding that “climate change is both a national and planetary emergency, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to help our network and staff rapidly transition our leadership into action that meets the challenge.”
“Momentum for climate action is building and it is a critical time for progress. Meighen embodies action, and her deep understanding of the people side of climate solutions is unmatched that’s why we are confident that she will be vital in helping our partners make commitments to mitigate climate change and advocate for solutions,” said Bob Perkowitz, ecoAmerica Founder and President.
Founded in 2006, ecoAmerica is a not for profit organization that builds institutional leadership, public support, and political will for climate solutions in the United States. ecoAmerica helps national mainstream organizations elevate their climate leadership, providing them strategy, tools and resources to demonstrate visible climate leadership, empower climate literacy, engage their constituents, reduce their climate impact, and participate in collective action and advocacy. ecoAmerica.org