Stacey A. Paradis
Damen Award Recipient: Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Ms. Stacey A. Paradis, BA ’92
Stacey Paradis (BA ‘92) is an experienced nonprofit professional. She is the executive director of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), responsible for overseeing its 25-person staff and $7 million budget. She has over 20 years of experience in government relations, public affairs, and nonprofit management.
Paradis began her career at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce as a government relations manager. Prior to the MEEA, she was a government relations and policy consultant for the YMCA of the USA. Earlier in her career, she was the director of public affairs for Orbitz, LLC, leading the issues management team.
Paradis earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University. She served for eight years at the Local School Council Chair for Hamilton Elementary School and 12 years on the Board of the West Lakeview Neighbors. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Brock, and sons, Maxwell and Emmit.