Jeff Mauk took over as NCEL’s Executive Director in 2014, where he oversees the organization’s program work, development, and member outreach. He previously served as NCEL’s Climate and Energy Program Coordinator. Prior to his employment at NCEL, Jeff was a legislative assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives and worked on several statewide political campaigns. In 2009 he helped found CLEAN, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now, a task force of state legislators created to support congressional action on federal climate policy. Jeff is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in Communications Studies and Theater. In his previous career, he appeared as a background actor on The West Wing and NCIS, directed theme park entertainment at the Mall of America and Universal Studios Hollywood, and toured Southern California as a magician’s assistant.