SJ Maxted is a leader for Deloitte's public sector sustainability growth offering. She leads the Deloitte Climate Innovation Collaboratory team and provides strategic oversight to the wildfire innovation pilot. Previously, as a Principal at ADL Ventures, SJ focused on energy venture development. SJ helped run a Task Force on the Work of the Future for the President of MIT, and she recently served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at MIT’s spin-out “The Engine,” a venture capital fund focused on advanced tough tech, breakthrough technology. SJ directed and scaled the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program across 40+ global regions to develop their regional innovation ecosystems. SJ served in President Obama’s Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) as Special Assistant to Secretary Dr. Steven Chu and was detailed to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to manage a tech transfer and commercialization portfolio. SJ worked for former MA-Senator John Kerry under his Senior Advisor for Energy. Currently, SJ sits on the Advisory Council for Chain Reaction Innovation and LabStart and the Boards for Forge Mass and Exponential Impact. SJ has served as Senior Advisor to several climate organizations including Greentown Labs, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, and LA Cleantech Incubator. She is currently a Colorado Governor’s Fellow and Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Cleantech Fellow.