Claire Broido Johnson brings almost 25 years of senior operations, finance, and startup experience across industries to the USM. The Founder of CBJ Energy, LLC, a full-service energy consultancy firm, Claire also co-founded SunEdison in 2003. By 2015, SunEdison had grown to be the world’s largest solar energy services provider with a $10 billion market capitalization and 7,200 employees. In 2009, she joined the Department of Energy (DOE), serving as Energy Efficiency Advisor to the Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. While at the DOE, she managed the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs and was responsible for deploying an $11 billion stimulus package. Claire is an investor in companies and participates in the Baltimore Angels and Blu Ventures investment groups. She is an Advisory Board member of Betamore, and routinely judges regional business plan contests. She currently sits on the board for the Living Classrooms Foundation. Claire is appointed as a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) employee and is based out of the UMB campus.