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Usha Ramamurthy
Program Director

  • Hometown:Flushing, NY

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, 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.

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.

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Valerie LemmieChairDirector of Exploratory Research, Kettering Foundation Mayor Patti GarrettVice ChairMayor of Decatur, Georgia Angela RomansSecretaryFormer Senior Vice President of Programming at Say Yes to Education, Inc. Heather A. JohnstonTreasurerFormer City Manager, City of Burnsville, MN Jessica Brown-LintonBoard MemberDeputy Chief Financial Officer, Durham County Government, NC Teree Caldwell-JohnsonBoard MemberChair, Des Moines School Board Mayor Mary Casillas SalasBoard MemberMayor of Chula Vista, California Jim CloarBoard MemberCommissioner, Tampa Housing Authority Hon. Brad ColeBoard MemberExecutive Director of the Illinois Municipal League Lee FeldmanBoard MemberPresident-Elect of the International City/Count Management Association (ICMA) Alex HannahBoard MemberManaging Vice President, Marketing & Communications, ICMA-RC Alicia LaraBoard MemberSenior Vice President, Impact United Way Worldwide Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr.Board MemberMayor of Roanoke, VA Hon. Ron LoveridgeBoard MemberDirector of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at the University of California Maureen McDonaldBoard MemberPrincipal, Maureen McDonald, LLC Terry MingerBoard MemberFormer President and CEO of The Piton Foundation in Denver, Colorado Derek OkuboBoard MemberExecutive Director, Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships Tony PeytonBoard MemberProgram Director, C.E. and S. Foundation Hon. David SanderBoard MemberCouncil Member of Rancho Cordova, California Anthony SantiagoBoard MemberSenior Fellow, Program & Partnership Development, National League of Cities Andy TaftBoard MemberPresident at Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Hon. Angel TaverasBoard Member Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Wendy WillisBoard MemberExecutive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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