Manager of New Product Development
Puget Sound Energy
Therese is currently the Manager of New Product Development, at Puget Sound Energy. Therese seeks to promote energy efficiency through both technical and behavioral solutions. She is particularly interested in helping technology companies craft sustainable energy products that users will embrace and using energy efficient technologies to promote sustainable development. She explored these interests during her internships with EnerNOC, an energy management software company where she worked with the Product Management team, and Nuru Energy, a social enterprise start-up based providing LED lighting solutions for rural Africa and India, where her work involved a bit of everything. Before Erb, Therese worked for Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Energy & Resource Management practice, where she helped military clients better understand and manage their energy usage. Previously, Therese served as the Junior Fellow for Energy & Climate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Therese holds a BSFS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She was a 2013 Dow Sustainability Fellow and the co-President of the Ross Energy Club. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and mixing delicious cocktails.