Advisory Council

The 2019 Advisory Council has been selected by the MCEC Executive Director in consultation and with the approval of the Board of Directors. Members provide strategic guidance and counsel, represent the views of their sector, and help to mobilize and energize partners in their industries and communities on behalf of promoting clean energy.

The Advisory Council exists to develop a work plan for the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) and set the framework for activity of the organization, advises the Executive Director, and informs the Board of Directors. The Advisory Council evaluates issues, reviews proposed policy and regulatory matters, facilitates relationship building, and builds awareness of MCEC to encourage adoption of its mission. The Council identifies and works to remove barriers to success in the energy sector.

2019 Advisory Council Members

Michael Aimone
Founder & Chief Data Officer
Energy Management & Analytics

David Bend
Energy Partnerships

Daniel Bresette
Vice President for Policy
Alliance to Save Energy

Kevin Brown

Senior Partner

Paula Carmody
People's Counsel
Office of People's Counsel

Jessa Coleman
Programs Manager
Pace Financial Servicing

Albert Dellapenna
Sales Manager
SMO Energy

Keith Derrington
Recurrent Innovative Solutions 

Michael Eckhart
Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance

William Ellis
Director Energy Efficiency
Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company

Michael Giangrandi
AJ Michaels

Annie Gilleo
Senior Manager, State Policy
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Robert Gorsuch
ESMEC - Energy Trust

Charles Hernick
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum

Michael House
Vice President

Mary-Ann Ibeziako
Director- Engineering and Energy
University of Maryland, College Park

Joanne Ivancic
Executive Director
Advanced Biofuels USA

Len Jornlin
Optimize Renewables

Pari Kasotia
Mid-Atlantic Director
Vote Solar

Andrew Kays
Deputy Director
Northeast MD Waste Disposal Authority

Richard Kilbourne
Senior Manager, Solar Business Development

Ozlem Kilic
Associate Dean
Catholic University of America

Alex Kragie
American Green Bank Consortium

Kevin Lucas
Director of Rate Design

Arjun Makhijani
Institute for Energy & Environmental Research

Markian Melnyk
Atlantic Grid Development LLC

Shannon Moore
Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources

Nandini Mouli
eSai LLC

David Murray
Executive Director

Katie Nash
Greenwill Consulting Group

Joseph Normandy
Executive Director
Maryland Building Performance Association

Christopher Peoples
Managing Partner
Peoples Partners and Associates

Yvonne Porter
Electric Vehicle Operations Manager
Nissan North America

John Quinn
Director of Energy Policy

John Rezaiyan
3E Consulting LLC

Chris Rice
Division Director of Energy Programs
MD Energy Administration

Jerry Sanford
Economic Development Manager
Washington Gas a WGL Company

Adam Santry
Allied Well Drilling

Cherise Seals
Sr. Business Development Manager
WGL Energy

Joe Seehusen
Director, Housing & Building Energy Programs
Maryland Dept. of Housing & Community Development

Alison Shea
Zone Sales Manager
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Grant Shmelzer
Executive Director
IEC Chesapeake

Tom Simchak
Director of Research
Energy Storage Association

Paul Spies
Program Manager Energy and Agribusiness
MD Department of Commerce

David St. Jean
Director, Office of Energy Performance
MD Department of General Services

Brian Toll
Founder and President

Michael Tucker

Barbara Tyran
Exec. Director, Govt & External Relations

Lisa Walsh
Commercial Solar Developer
Solar Energy Services Inc.

Harry Warren
CleanGrid Advisors LLC

Joy Weber
Development Manager
Deepwater Wind, LLC