Through her role as Chief Commercial Officer, Marisa leads Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group through a continued focus on driving new business opportunities and ensuring effective retention and fulfillment of existing business. Leveraging more than 23 years of experience within the energy, consumer high-tech, and automotive industries at companies ranging from global Fortune 50 to startups, she excels in leading teams, managing regulatory and legislative affairs, and fostering strategic communications, programs, and partnerships. She has engaged as a utility and policy expert in multiple regulatory proceedings related to grid modernization, incentive-based rate-making, utility business model transformation, and demand-side resource planning. Marisa holds a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and obtained her MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Prior to working at Franklin Energy, Marisa led a team at Oracle through its acquisition of Opower, which was responsible for expanding markets for Oracle's utility solutions, and shaped regulatory and legislative policy that advanced utility investment in technology innovation. Prior to Opower, Marisa was at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she held a variety of roles, including Sr. Manager of Customer Energy Solutions and Manager of Federal Affairs, where she led policy strategy on a broad set of issues, including climate change, natural gas distribution and transmission, energy efficiency, renewables, and transportation electrification. Prior to joining the energy industry, Marisa held a variety of leadership and advisory roles in strategy, marketing, and communications at companies, including XM Satellite Radio, General Motors, and Fleishman Hillard.