“LERCPA brings together an impressive group of people in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) clean energy space around very interesting topics of discussion.  I had just graduated from grad school, new to DC and nervous about getting my first gig here, when I started networking at the Leaders in Energy happy hours.

It didn’t take long before the right business card was put in my hand that led me to my first clean energy job as a contractor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Some networking events seem to attract only a lot of job seekers, but Leaders in Energy attracts multiple levels of [the] profession – from students to senior management – just the right mix of people who need an opportunity and people who know about open opportunities.”

—-Thomas Schmitt