Mimi Iklé-Khalsa has served as Chair of CMC’s Board of Directors since 2012, and as a Director since 2008. When her mother, energy pioneer Doris Iklé, asked her to take over the business in 2012, Mimi was intent on carrying on her mother’s commitment to energy efficiency and successfully transitioning the company to the next generation.
After a number of strategic investments, the company grew from a regional company to one of the country’s largest women-owned energy businesses with offices in seven states employing nearly 300 employees. Under Mimi’s leadership, the Board recently adopted a five-year strategic plan that will move the company into new services and new territories, and position the company for future growth.
She is dedicated to consistent improvement at the board level as well as the company’s overall performance. She has led the charge to provide ongoing development training and regards mentorship and “nurturing each employee” as a key feature of a company focused on growth without sacrificing quality.
Mimi also advises the CEO on leadership and management issues and guides the company’s new business development and marketing strategies.
Steeped in the company’s mission from the very beginning, Mimi was recruited to perform several CMC jobs at an early age, including making customer service calls and taking measurements in the field. Mimi offers a vast knowledge of energy-related business practices after a lifetime of learning from and working with her mother.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mimi has spent her adult life devoted to understanding how best to support people on their journey toward health and balance. She has successfully applied these principles of holistic well-being to the corporate world. She is continually supportive of and available to the Board of Directors and senior leadership team.
In addition to her CMC responsibilities, Mimi runs a wellness center, The Journey Space, and a non-profit charity, The Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, that focuses on providing donations from 16-20 small direct service charities each winter. She also runs her own school, Heartwaves Healing Institute, training adults to become Biodynamic Craniosacral therapists and has recently stepped down from a decade as a board member and president of the BCTA/NA, the national professional association for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists.
In her free time, Mimi enjoys making jewelry, doing sand art and cooking vegetarian meals. Mimi lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Takoma Park, MD