Julie Metty Bennett
Julie Metty Bennett is a senior vice president at Public Sector Consultants. As an owner of the firm, Ms. Bennett works with her partners to set the vision and strategy for the firm, appoint and oversee the principals of the firm, set policies, and make all major decisions about corporate financial and business matters. She also manages the firm’s Environment and Energy Division, provides strategic counsel and facilitation services, conducts research and analysis, and manages projects for the firm and its clients on a wide range of subjects, including energy, water quality, solid waste management, land use, community and economic development, and natural resource management. Additionally, she oversees the PSC’s Marketing and Communications Division. She also serves as a co-founder and manager of program design and innovation for Michigan Saves, a multimillion-dollar nonprofit organization managed by PSC that provides financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. In this capacity, she designs new and improved existing financing products, advises the executive director on financial, strategic, and operational issues, and assists with fundraising. And she serves as manager of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, a multimillion-dollar private foundation managed by PSC. In this capacity, she manages staff, budgets, and project tasks; provides strategic direction; and manages grants made to a variety of nonprofit and governmental entities.
Prior to joining PSC in 2000, Ms. Bennett worked for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs as an environmental policy specialist, representing the organization before local, state, and federal policymakers on energy, air quality, and waste management issues. She also managed a variety of issue-specific public education campaigns and coordinated grass-roots activities related to the 1996 voter initiative Proposal G. She then joined the National Wildlife Federation, where she successfully and strategically managed energy policy advocacy campaigns to educate and mobilize individuals, organizations, and federal, state, and local policymakers in furtherance of Great Lakes protection issues.