Steve Seifried, Ameresco

“Being a member of TAEBC and being engaged as a board member has opened doors that I wouldn’t have been able to get into otherwise.”

Seifried is a career community development and affordable housing industry leader, producing extraordinary results with public-sector, private and nonprofit organizations for over 28 years. He has raised millions of dollars, the profile of numerous organizations, and community momentum for a variety of public-private efforts.

He currently serves as the Tennessee Account Executive for Ameresco, a design-build engineering firm that provides financial and energy solutions to local governments, schools and public facilities. He advises community/elected leaders as they seek to create capital strategies to address long-term facility and asset needs. This role allows him to collaborate with municipal leaders and help them to solve difficult problems.

He is passionate about utilizing his business and public sector background to leverage positive solutions for difficult financial/facility needs for municipalities, in example:

• Develop programs which leverage operational/energy savings to offset infrastructure improvements
• Help public sector organizations find energy efficiency/green solutions from both a financial and technical perspective
• Promote sustainability and renewable energy

He has overseen the completion of unique infrastructure and capital projects, the design/management of complex budgets and programs, the development of single/multi-family housing, and the management of rental property assets.

He’s served in leadership within State Government as THDA’s Director of Section 8 Contract Administration Division. He has led a wide variety of staff/boards in both executive level and consulting roles. He’s led numerous organizations through significant transition and been responsible for re-energizing others needing direction and momentum. He has proven expertise in creating organizational health and building asset wealth.