Senior Director of Energy Services
Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)
Nicole Stika is the Senior Director of Energy Services for the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and leads the energy portfolio and strategy. She leads the chamber of commerce’s member energy portfolio including its electric and natural gas procurement for Ohio small businesses. She oversees the development and implementation of the energy efficiency, demand side management, and sustainability programs on behalf of member companies and their employees.
Nicole drives energy efficiency policies and other energy legislation throughout the State of Ohio. She works closely with various stakeholders including state utilities, state agencies and chambers of commerce to be the voice for small business. She advocates for small business energy efficiency resources and for the design and implementation of such programs.
She serves on the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC Board, executive council for Emerald Cities Cuyahoga County, the Corporate Advisory Council for the Institute for Sustainable Business Practice at Baldwin-Wallace College, Future Heights and the Advisory Council for Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). She is also active with the City of Cleveland’s Sustainability Summit 2019, and has been an active participant in the Cleveland 2030 District. She speaks nationally and internationally on sustainable economic development strategy and building successful businesses, organizations and communities for small businesses.
Nicole is a LEED Green Associate and has a Master’s in Public Administration specializing in economic development from The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Dayton.