Maria Varela Brown
Director, Marketing, Business Development, & Policy
Maria brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to her work at VEIC. In the role of Director of Communications, she oversees the Marketing, Consumer Insights, Public Relations, Creative and Digital Services, and Customer Support teams. Prior to joining VEIC, Maria worked for Kelliher Samets Volk in Burlington, Vermont, as well as in the magazine publishing industry in New York City (Conde Nast, Time Inc., and Meredith Corporation, among others), managing and producing innovative brand, marketing, advertising, and public relations campaigns. Maria's broad knowledge of energy efficiency practices and technologies supports her expertise as a writer, designer, and strategist in effectively communicating complex technical concepts and programs to both commercial and residential customers. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University, and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School.