Emily Schapira

Executive Director

Philadelphia Energy Authority

Emily runs that Philadelphia Energy Authority, a government entity focused on developing systemic solutions to issues of energy affordability and sustainability in Philadelphia. She helped develop and now executes the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year initiative to advance energy efficiency and clean energy across Philadelphia, while creating over 10,000 jobs. Emily has been a PEA board member since 2010. Prior to joining PEA, Emily was Director of Global Accounts for the Lighting category for WESCO Distribution, a Fortune 500 electrical supply company. WESCO acquired Emily’s previous company, Aelux, in 2015 where she served as Chief Operating Officer since 2012. Aelux was a lighting and controls retrofitter for large commercial and industrial accounts. Previously, Emily worked on sustainability for Verizon, Intel, and the Wharton School and spent five years running a consumer heating oil co-op in Philadelphia and advocating for low-income energy assistance. Emily holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania