Val leads the team focused on local engagement, coalition building, corporate giving and local government affairs, while creating and delivering project campaign strategy and messaging throughout the lifecycle of our projects. 

She previously led Marketing and Communications for the company, leveraging her 20-year background activating marketing programs for top brands and global non-profits in the public education space. Her passion for startups and doing good work for good causes led her to renewables in 2016, heading up marketing for solar IPP Coronal-Panasonic. Before Urban Grid, Val spent two years as part of the launch team at Lumin, an energy management venture, as VP of Marketing and communications. 

In addition to holding a BA in Communications from Pennsylvania State University, Val is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications at Penn State. Gardening, canning and cooking consume her spare time in the (seasonally) empty nest she shares with her husband and two Yorkies in Charlottesville, Virginia.