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Mandy Mahoney

Mandy is passionate about Sustainability with a special focus on sustainable agriculture. Serving on the board of Georgia Organics, allows her to support the sustainable food movement which includes local farmers, restauranteurs and even a couple of chickens who lay beautiful eggs.

During the day, Mandy is the Director of Management and Strategy for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance in Atlanta, Ga. She will focus on organizational structure, capacity and processes at the organization.

Prior to this role, she was Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta. Under Mandy’s direction, the Division of Sustainability improved the city’s green programs and policies such as water and energy conservation, reducing solid waste and emissions and improving the rates of recycling. Implementing the City’s first Sustainability Plan launched in October 2010, Mandy and her staff are working with all city departments to balance Atlanta’s economic growth with environmental protection while being mindful of social justice.

Mandy is proud that she was part of the team that launched the BeltLine. Other work experience includes Ahmann, Weeks Properties Group and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. She serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Organics, the Atlanta Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Green Chamber of the South, Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Caretta Environmental Leadership Award. She is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta 2010 and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership 2010. Mandy has a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University. She also earned a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies from Emory University.