Jennifer Szaro

Jennifer joined Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in 2015 and currently manages its extensive portfolio of educational offerings, including joint venture events such as Solar Power International and targeted events like the Utility Solar Conference and annual Fact-Finding Missions.

Prior to this, she spent nearly nine years as Renewable Energy Manager for the Orlando Utilities Commission leading their solar energy, corporate sustainability and electric vehicle programs. Jennifer also conducted applied photovoltaic systems research for eight years as Senior Energy Analyst for the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Florida International University in 1997 and holds an MBA from UCF.

She has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including: SEPA, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), the Florida Renewable Energy Association, Project Get Ready Central Florida and Drive Electric Florida. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the board of the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center.