Alumni (National Fellow)

McGee Young

National Fellow
B.A. New College of Florida (1996)
Ph.D. Syracuse University (2003)
Professional Sectors:
Dream Mentor:
Elizabeth Sanders
Cornell University
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Environmental Policy
Political Parties


McGee Young is the Head of Product for Open Energy Efficiency. In his current role, he draws from experience in both academic (former Marquette University Faculty Member) and tech startup (Founder, CEO of H2Oscore and MeterHero) settings. At Marquette University, McGee was a tenured member of the Department of Political Science and the Entrepreneur Faculty Fellow at the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. He was named to the 40 under 40 by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2014. As CEO of two startups, McGee pioneered innovative business models to drive behavioral change amongst consumers through data-driven insights, including leading the first third-party integration of smart-meter water data to improve customer engagement and drive conservation measures. McGee holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a B.A. in political science and economics from New College of Florida.

Thesis Description:

Therapy and Poverty: Private Social Service in the Area of Public Welfare

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