Staff

I. KATHERINE MAGRUDER
Executive Director

MS. MAGRUDER focused her career around the balance of environment, economy, and cultural character in effective sustainable economic development.  As Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center she advances the adoption of clean energy products, services, and technologies in Maryland. She oversees administration of the instrumentality, operates financing programs, engages in business development initiatives; and advocates for supportive public policy.

In a prior position as Chief of Staff at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; known for performing cutting edge research and transfer of technology to commercial applications; she handled strategic planning, staff management and external relations. During appointment as Director of Resource Based Industries the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (Commerce), she was focused on sustaining the agriculture, forestry, mining, fisheries and maritime industry sectors. Working with multiple agencies and in direct collaboration with the Maryland Energy Administration, she led efforts to develop a statewide approach to advancing alternative energy initiatives and job creation.

Working in key positions with various municipalities on the Eastern Shore, Magruder led local and regional agribusiness, cultural preservation, and ecotourism initiatives. Kathy earned her BFA in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, holds a professional Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management from George Washington University School of Business & Public Management, and is a recognized as a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council.   

 

WYATT A. SHIFLETT
Director of Financing Programs

As the Director of Finance Programs, MR. SHIFLETT is working to deliver project finance solutions that assist clients in achieving cost-effective funding. Wyatt has assisted Maryland based universities, colleges, hospitals, hotels, retirement communities, manufacturers, charter schools, and other 501(c)(3) organizations, issuing over $3 billion in tax-exempt project financing. Mr. Shiflett has served as the Assistant Director of the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority, the Deputy Director at Maryland Industrial Finance Authority and the Assistant Director of Bond Financing at the Maryland Economic Development Corporation. 

Prior to working in the public sector, Mr. Shiflett worked in an investment advisory capacity at Morgan Stanley and an investment banking capacity at JP Morgan. Wyatt's experience in the capital markets and his ability to work creatively to find innovative solutions are strengths that have served the State of Maryland.

Mr. Shiflett obtained an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in 1996, with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.

 

DAN M. MONAKIL
Bond Finance Manager 

As MCEC’s Bond Finance Manager, MR. MONAKIL works to facilitate MCEC bond issuance by connecting clean energy projects to appropriate funding sources for project development. Dan has over 30 years of banking, bond finance and relationship management experience.  The majority of his career has been spent in the corporate trust business which works with bond issuers and holders to help manage financial, investing and compliance matters that accompany those obligations. 

Most recently, Mr. Monakil led the Public Finance and Agency group for M&T Bank as its Regional Manager. In this role, he oversaw and developed business for his group in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia working with municipalities, not-for-profits and government agencies. Dan earned his B.A. in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

 

SABRINA L. BACHMAN
Communications Director

ith over 12 years of program management experience, MS. BACHMAN has built her career around working with organizations that have a strong commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment. As MCEC’s Communications Director, Sabrina is responsible for marketing and communications strategies to help MCEC meet its mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies. 

Prior to joining the MCEC team in 2018, Ms. Bachman served the U.S. Green Building Council as their Community Director for Maryland and West Virginia. She has also worked at the local level with several government offices and nonprofit organizations, in Maryland and California, to implement programs to protect the environment and offer educational resources. Ms. Bachman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego.

 

PAMELA R. POWERS
Administrative Manager

MS. POWERS joined the Maryland Clean Energy Center team in 2017. As Administrative Manager, she oversees the administrative functions of the organization, maintains all operational and recordkeeping systems, while assisting with procurement and contract management. Pam supports senior staff with event development and management including, registration, logistics, and site selection.  She provides clerical support for matters relating to the activities of the Board of Directors and day-to-day operations.  She acts as a liaison with stakeholders, business representatives, elected and appointed government officials, vendors, and the general public. 

Ms. Powers is the former Chief of Staff to Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Vice Chair of the House Appropriation Committee.  Pam received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

DOROTHY KOLB
Controller

MS. KOLB is an operations and finance executive with over 20 years of experience in the sports, entertainment and broadcasting industries including CBS Sports, FOX Sports, NBC, Scripps Networks and CBS Radio as well as a foundational accounting start with Deloitte in NYC.  

Dorothy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Economics from Long Island University, CW Post as well as a professional certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University.  Ms. Kolb is a Certified Public Accountant, and the Founder and CEO of dK east, LLC, a business and profit advisory firm.