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Jason Jannati is a devoted brand strategist and leader in energy efficiency. As a founding member of the Howard County Business Council, he plays a key role in fostering the development of important relationships within the energy efficiency industry.

As co-founder and chief communication officer of greeNEWit, Jannati is responsible for defining the high-level strategic direction of marketing and affiliate partner initiatives. He has helped greeNEWit reach revenue goals by communicating concept-to-reality ideas that bring brand awareness and sales to new heights.

Recognized as the 2012 Maryland Green Entrepreneur of the Year, Jannati is devoted to developing social programs that have an environmental focus. Some of his endeavors include co-creating the first solar-powered music festival in 2008 and co-starting the OUR Schools Program and Agents of Change division within greeNEWit.

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