Maggie Striz Calnin serves as the Director for the Michigan Clean Cities coalition—an affiliate of NextEnergy—that drives market growth for clean transportation solutions, accelerates the transition to clean fuels and vehicles, and provides actionable information, funding, and connections to collaborators.
Striz Calnin’s career is focused on helping private-, public-, and third-sector (nonprofit) organizations to develop, fund, and manage projects and strategy. Her background includes work in politics and government, community organizing, and issue advocacy. She has developed and managed a variety of programs and projects funded by international, federal, and state agencies as well as multinational nongovernmental organizations.
Striz Calnin’s international experience includes supporting projects through the United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (a program of the U.K. Department for International Development) and the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor to the president of Nigeria. Additionally, she has completed work with a boutique guest house in Xizhou, China to develop a sustainability plan for the hotel, which is located in an ecologically significant lake basin.
Striz Calnin holds a Master of Natural Resources degree from Virginia Tech as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Executive Master of Natural Resources Leadership for Sustainability program. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Prelaw from Michigan State University (MSU). Her professional development activities include completing the Sustainable Communities Certificate Program at MSU and The Grantsmanship Center’s Project Planning and Proposal Development certification program.