Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq.Maryland Energy Administration Director
Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), Dr. Tung works to
ensure that Maryland’s energy portfolio benefits Maryland residents, businesses
and local government organizations by improving the effective use of all energy
resources available in the state. Dr. Tung oversees nearly 40 energy
related programs including grants that benefit low-to-moderate income families,
commercial and industrial entities, and residential. These programs also
promote expansion of renewable energy and promotion of energy efficiency for
businesses and nonprofit organizations. For more information, click here to visit Director Tung's page.
Briggs Cunningham, Energy Program Manager
Briggs joined MEA as Energy Program Manager of the Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program in Summer 2019. Prior to MEA, Briggs had taken a year in Ireland to earn a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin. Before Ireland, Briggs oversaw energy programs at Washington College, assisting the College in managing its obligation to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, as well as helping the Town of Chestertown meet its obligation to the U.S. Mayors Climate Agreement. He also managed the ShorePower Project, a program he designed to assist local governments prepare energy baselines, reduce energy consumption, develop renewable energy projects, and identify grant funding opportunities. Earlier in his career, Briggs had stints at the National Parks Conservation Association and the Smithsonian Institution, both in Washington, D.C. In addition to the M.S. from Trinity, Briggs holds an M.A. in History from Washington College and a B.A. from Yale University. He resides on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enjoying all that the Bay region has to offer, along with his wife, their harlequin Great Dane, and their children and grandchildren.
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