Maggie Kelley Riggins

Senior Program Manager | Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Maggie Kelley Riggins has devoted her career to developing innovative and holistic approaches to understanding and solving gnarly problems faced in the South around climate and energy. Maggie currently leads SEEA’s building portfolio where she is laying the landscape for equity through climate and workforce in energy efficiency. She manages SEEA’s energy efficient building code and standards work and the building-oriented pilot project models for local governments to increase energy efficiency as a solution for residential, commercial, and municipal buildings. Maggie is currently leading the nation’s work in drawing direct connections from building energy codes and standards to racial justice, opening new pathways to achieve affordable, healthy, and sustainable housing for everyone. Maggie’s passion behind her work is to build and raise up resilient communities that have thriving, non-burdened populations. Her work allows her to build coalitions, convene non-traditional stakeholders, and manage teams to design solution sets and pathways to action that are future thinking while maintaining feasibility. Maggie Kelley Riggins has a keen ability to bring people together who are committed to changing the lives of others through pursuing equitable solutions in climate, energy, and housing spaces. Maggie has also held roles in local government and serves on several boards including New Leaders Council Atlanta Chapter and National Fenestration Ratings Council. She has a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech with focuses on energy, environment, and sustainable buildings.