Meet the Team
Lean & Green Michigan is a public-private partnership, run and managed by the Lean & Green Michigan team.
Todd M. Williams
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Todd M. Williams | President and General Counsel
Todd M. Williams is the President & General Counsel of Lean & Green Michigan, where he develops and provides legal support on PACE deals across Michigan. He has served as Energy Counsel to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s nationally recognized BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio program. Beyond PACE, he has represented developers of solar and energy efficiency projects, as well as advanced energy companies before state regulatory and legislative bodies. He is a graduate of University of Toledo College of Law, where he focused on environmental law, and Lourdes College, with a degree in Business Administration.
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Mary Freeman | Owner and Outreach
Mary Freeman, owner of Lean & Green Michigan, is working to enhance PACE outreach, education and government relations. She has been with the company since January 2019 and is moving to a larger role as of July, 2021 in which she is excited to spread the word about PACE and how it supports economic development, creates jobs, saves money, saves natural resources and is a win-win opportunity and solution for local governments, property owners and contractors. Mary has a deep background in education, and working with all levels of organizations and local governments.
Previously, Mary was Senior Policy Associate at Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, a national workforce development consulting group based in Ann Arbor. CSW contracts with states, organizations and municipalities to assess, evaluate, advise and design systems and programs that engage businesses with the workforce system to ensure a quality, well-trained, resilient workforce for the 21 st century. Prior to that she was Director of Workforce and Operations at Southwest Solutions in Detroit, working with a team to integrate adult education, workforce training, financial coaching, homeownership counseling and access to entrepreneurial training for Detroiters. She became interested in economic development while managing construction and energy efficiency federal training grants from 2011-2015. Mary has a background in both K-12 and adult education, having worked as a teacher and curriculum consultant in the public schools, and manager and director in community college and community-based organizations. She founded two non-profits that are robust 20 years later, one serving adult students and the other low-income middle school girls.
Jon Wylie | Associate Counsel
Jon Wylie is Associate Counsel of Lean & Green Michigan, assisting in the development and providing legal support on PACE deals throughout Michigan. He previously worked in civil litigation representing municipalities and working in a variety of real estate matters. He also served as an intern within the City of Detroit Department of Appeals and Hearings and on several political campaigns within the State of Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Albion College, with a degree in Political Science and Kinesiology.
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Meghan Ross | Communications and Business Associate
Meghan Ross is the Communications and Business Associate, assisting in enhancing PACE outreach, and building an informative online presence through social media. Meghan graduated from Michigan State University. She graduated from Michigan State University’s James Madison College in May 2021, where she Majored in Political Theory, Constitution Democracy, and Minored in Political Science and Public Policy.