Eileen McGinnis is currently the President and CEO of CMC Energy Services, one of the country's largest women-owned energy services company with offices in eight states with over 250 employees. She is responsible for furthering CMC's mission to deliver energy savings to households and businesses with energy efficiency programs that provide broad economic, environmental, public health and employment benefits on a national level. During her eight-year tenure, CMC tripled in size while maintaining commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective methods to conserve energy.
Prior to entering the private sector, McGinnis held top policy, regulatory and management positions in state and federal governments for over two decades. These include Chief of Staff to the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where she provided counsel on the key policy and regulatory issues facing the Agency and where she managed the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Communications and Office of Policy, as well as Economics and Innovation. She also directed and coordinated the activities of EPA's 10 regional offices, serving as the Administrator's manager of the 17,000 employee, $8 Billion agency. As Chief of Policy in New Jersey’s Office of the Governor, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of major government initiatives and operations across state government. McGinnis served as a key participant in drafting state budgets, State of the State addresses, and significant legislative accomplishments such as land preservation, property tax relief, education reform, and development of one of the nation's first renewable portfolio standards. She also oversaw the development of the State's first Quality of Life Report to outline to the public what State agencies were doing to implement plans for a Sustainable New Jersey.
McGinnis successfully completed a program designed for leaders in public service at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she was awarded a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. During her time at Princeton, she conducted research on climate change programs in the public and private sectors and the impact of energy deregulation. She is a graduate of Goucher College in Towson, MD and majored in Social Theory.
McGinnis previously taught at Columbia's SIPA, Rutgers and The College of New Jersey. Her courses focus on policy making and on the science, economics and politics of climate change.
She resides in NYC with her husband, Michael C. Laracy, who is the Director of Policy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.