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Member in the Spotlight - Sarah Stewart, LEED Green Associate

Sarah Stewart is  Director of Marketing and Business Development for Energy Ace, a division of Merrick & Company. Sarah earned a degree in Business Administration/Marketing from North Georgia College (now University of North Georgia), and brings 16 years of experience to the industry.  Her career began as a marketing associate with a uniform manufacturing firm while pursuing her degree.  Upon graduation, Sarah joined the economic development team for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, geared towards bringing businesses to the metro area.  In 2005, she entered the AEC industry as a corporate marketing manager with a geotechnical firm.  With this firm, she moved to Charlotte and Nashville, before returning to Decatur, Georgia to join Energy Ace.  While here, Sarah has established the firm’s marketing infrastructure and further taken on a leadership role in business development.

Sarah has been a member of SMPS since 2005, and has served on the Membership, Education and Programs Committees.  When not selling sustainability services, Sarah remains busy with volunteer work for national cycling events and races, hiking, or preparing for her future hobby farm.

Energy Ace helps architects, engineers, construction managers, building owners and developers design, create and operate high performance facilities.  The firm has been involved with more than 180 LEED projects with nearly 90 already achieving certification.  In 2012, Energy Ace became a division of the 500-person, full-service engineering firm Merrick & Company.

"What I like most about SMPS is the incredible network of marketers. When I joined the industry and SMPS in 2005, the talented network of marketers helped me understand the industry and how to successfully market professional services.  The network also helped me get my name in the hat when I was pursuing my current position with Energy Ace.   And today, the network continues to add value as a resource for business development efforts."