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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Maria Kingery

Maria Kingery
Southern Energy Management


Maria Kingery co-founded Southern Energy Management (SEM) in 2001 with her husband Bob. She is known as a pioneer in solar systems and residential efficiencies, while verifying over 25,000 homes, installing hundreds of solar systems throughout North and South Carolina, and working with over 300 home builders and developers throughout the US. SEM has been recognized as an “Energy Star Partner of the Year” for 7 consecutive years and received “Best for the World” status in 2012 and 2013, ranking among the most impactful Certified B Corps worldwide.

Maria attributes SEM’s success to implementing the Entrepreneurs Operating System® and has since combined her passion for business growth and this proven model to become a Professional EOS® Implementer; since then she has started her own company Kingery & Co. As a K.Coaching Business Coach and Consultant, Maria draws on her decades of experience as an entrepreneur and leading a family business, to help other leaders implement the EOS® system, so they can simplify, organize, and execute their growth plans.

Maria is actively engaged with a number of organizations and boards. She served as President for the Raleigh Durham chapter of  the Entrepreneur’s Organization, NC League of Conservation Voters, Chair of the NC Sustainable Energy Association, and the Amicus Solar Cooperative, a collective of 38 of the top independent solar companies in the US.