Usha Ramamurthy’s professional background includes key strategic, operations and project management roles at leading non-profit organizations and advertising firms across the country.
Prior to joining the National Civic League, Usha worked for Protect Our Winters (POW), Rocky Mountain Institute, University of Colorado Foundation, and Colorado Public Radio in Colorado, as well as top advertising firms such as Rapp Collins Worldwide and Young & Rubicam in Chicago and New York. Her professional career spans 25+ years and includes experience with strategic planning, project management, risk management, organizational policy/process development, database management and advertising with a focus on direct response and targeted marketing.
As the Program Director of Sustainability and Communications, Usha will be focused on SolSmart, a national designation program designed to recognize communities that have taken key steps to address local barriers to solar energy and foster the growth of mature local solar markets. This program is led by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TCF), along with a team of partners with deep expertise in solar energy and local governments. In addition, Usha will also focus on the National Civic League’s communication efforts to advance the organization in the areas of outreach, collaborative partnerships and funding.
Usha has her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences from Queens College-CUNY, New York and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She also has her Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Management Program.
Usha lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and chocolate lab mix puppy.