Hall of Fame


2000 - 2010

The AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have distinguished themselves with
a lifetime of achievement in energy management.


MaryAnne Lauderdale
MaryAnne Lauderdale, P.E., C.E.M., is Regional Director of Engineering for Lime Energy Consulting & Technical Services, a consulting and design-build construction company that specializes in energy efficiency improvement projects. As Regional Director, Ms. Lauderdale develops business relationships with clients, and directs engineering studies, analyses and project construction activities. A graduate of San Joes State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Lauderdale has had a thirty-year career in the energy management field, including energy engineering, project development, construction management, P&L and personnel management, and employee development. Lauderdale has held key positions in AEE at local, regional, and national levels, helping to establish the Silicon Valley Chapter of AEE in the 1980s, serving as President of that Chapter, and serving in National Officer capacities, ultimately becoming the president of AEE in 1993. More recently, Lauderdale has played a key role in the growth and development of AEE’s Council for Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), even co-chairing the inaugural CWEEL board meeting at GlobalCon in March 2010. She continues to work to support and further the careers of young women in the energy field.

F. William Payne
F. William Payne has been active in the energy field and within AEE in particular since AEE’s inception. While not an engineer himself, Payne has made a career out of helping energy engineers to make their mark on the world. For approximately 30 years Payne was the Editor-in-Chief of two of AEE’s professional journals, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment and Cogeneration and Competitive Power. For more than 10 years Payne acted as director of a number of AEE conferences, most notably GlobalCon.  On top of this, Payne spent 30 years as Acquisitions Editor for AEE, resulting in the publication of more than 50 books through his direct efforts.



Randolph L. Haines
Randolph L. Haines with Thomas Jefferson University since 1994, serves as Energy Manager for the University as well as the Jefferson Health System, an alliance of hospitals and research buildings in the Philadelphia region covering more than 10 million square feet and 27,000 employees. A University of Pittsburgh Industrial Engineer graduate, Haines has thirty-two years of experience in energy, project, maintenance, and facilities management. Recognized as a hard-working, innovative advocate of the importance of saving energy, he has been a key facilitator and implementer of many energy-related projects throughout his career. Haines has held key positions in AEE at local, regional, and national levels, including serving as President of the Greater Philadelphia AEE Chapter and Vice President of Region I. He has earned certifications from AEE in energy management (CEM), lighting (CLEP), measurement and verification (CMVP) and business (BEP), and currently sits on the CLEP Certification Board. Haines was the recipient of AEE’s International Energy Manager of the Year in 2004. An author and speaker, he is a widely respected leader in the energy industry.

David A. Keith
David A. Keith, Senior Partner with the PA Consulting Group, in the Washington, D.C. area, manages the firm’s client account with the US Agency for International Development. Since 1983 he has served the firm and its forerunner Hagler Bailly as an energy efficiency expert in more than a dozen countries, including Russia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, India, Indonesia, and Egypt. He has experience in leading commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs, in energy auditing and retrofitting programs, in training and certifying energy auditors, and as technical advisor to financial schemes for energy efficiency.  In the power sector he has specialized in electricity tariffs (rates), loss reduction, and sector reform. Prior to joining his present firm, Keith worked for nine years as a Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station. Keith is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 


Timothy B. Janos
Timothy B. Janos, C.E.M., C.D.S.M., B.E.P., C.S.D.P., C.E.A., is a Life member of the AEE. He has served the AEE as Region III Vice-President, AEE President, and is currently the AEE Director of Special Projects and Chairman of the Certified Energy Manager Board as well as an International Instructor. Tim was the founding President in 1983 of the Northern Ohio Chapter and has continuously served on the board. As Principal of Spectrum Energy Concepts, Inc., Mr. Janos is currently involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects for clients in the Industrial, Commercial and Educational markets.  Mr. Janos’ formal education includes a Bachelors Degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University. Over a span of 35 years he has designed and implemented numerous innovative Mechanical, Electrical and Temperature Control Projects designed to save energy for his clients.  Virtually his entire Professional Career has been dedicated to energy efficiency and energy savings. His extensive background features hundreds of very successful energy audits that have identified cost savings projects for major clients. As the primary energy auditor for the Cleveland Non-Profit Energy Conservation Fund during the 1980’s his company performed hundreds of in-depth surveys throughout Northern Ohio which identified literally thousands of opportunities.
Besides his technical knowledge and success in saving energy Mr. Janos has been a tireless promoter of the energy profession both locally and nationally. Thousands have benefited from the meetings, workshops, and lectures he has done or helped to organize. Also as a member of ASHRAE, Tim has earned five local and regional ASHRAE Energy Awards. 

Dr. Zohrab Melikyan
Dr. Zohrab Melikyan, Ph.D., C.E.M., D.G.C.P., is a power, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and air pollution control engineer with over 40 years of research and teaching experience in technical universities. In 2007 in Austin, Texas Dr. Melikyan was presented “Energy Managers Hall of Fame” Award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements in Promoting the Practices, and Principles of Energy Management. In 1996, in collaboration with the centre of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), he established the Armenian Chapter of AEE and was elected as the president. Since 1997, Dr. Melikyan has been an authorized trainer on Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course. Since 2005 he has been a Certified International Professional and Authorized Trainer on M&V and DG International Certification Courses.During 1973 to 1974 he was a researcher and trainer in HVAC at London South Bank Polytechnic Institute. For six months he was exchange researcher at Montpelier University, France. For four years he was Chief of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Department at National Institute of Light Industry of Algeria under Intergovernmental Agreement. For three years he was the director of USSR Gas Industry Economics and Management Research Institute. For one year he was UNIDO project director and Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Solar Energy expert, leading the UNO West African Regional Refrigeration Educational Center establishment in Vienna, Austria and Bamako, Mali.
Since 1991 he has been the chief of “Heating, Air Conditioning, Heat-Gas Distribution Technologies and Air Pollution Control” Department at the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction.  During 2003 to 2007 he lead the Int. Science & Technology Center project # A-787 “Strategy for Development of Environmentally Safe, Cost Effective and Sustainable Energy Sector of Armenia in the Situation of Shutting Down of the Nuclear Power Plant”, awarded and funded by USA State Department. Dr. Melikyan has published 250 scientific articles, books, manuals and presentations at local and international conferences, and been awarded 18 patents in former USSR, USA, Germany, Sweden and Armenia.


Fredric S. Goldner
Fredric S. Goldner, C.E.M., a Certified Energy Manager, is founding principal of Energy Management & Research Associates (EMRA).  EMRA is a full service energy-consulting firm dedicated to designing and developing programs and projects that save energy in the commercial, residential, industrial and public sectors.  Mr. Goldner leads EMRA and is involved in providing clients traditional building energy related consulting services, preparation of design specifications, as well as a wide variety of projects ranging from research to energy software development, design of company wide energy management programs, and training. Over an eight year span, Fred conducted extensive research in the area of multifamily building DHW loads and systems.As a result, he authored a new set of national DHW sizing guidelines included in the 1995 ASHRAE Handbook, and the ASPE DWH Design Manual.  Mr. Goldner is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Energy Policy & Research at NYIT.  In addition to teaching in the graduate Energy Management program, he has lectured internationally on various energy use and conservation topics. He has also authored and/or revised over 30 publications and training manuals on various energy use issues and energy efficiency techniques, for facility owners, managers and maintenance personnel.  His latest is a chapter on Energy Master Planning for the recently published Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Mr. Goldner has received numerous awards for his work.  Most notable of these was the International - Energy Professional Development of the Year 2000.  Fred sits on various ASHRAE Technical Committees, as well as numerous other engineering and industry committees and boards.  In 2006 he was asked to serve on the Certified Energy Manager Board.  Fred also served as International President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for 2003.  His education background includes a Master of Science in Energy Management from the Center for Energy Policy and Research at NYIT, and a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University.

William J. Younger
Bill Younger, CEM, CEP, BEP is the Manager of Business Energy Management for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in Bellevue Washington where he manages PSE’s energy efficiency programs for commercial and industrial customers. He has developed and administered energy and resource management activities and training programs for commercial building operators, industrial plant operators, and energy professionals for over 20 years. Since joining PSE in 2003, he has conceived and developed several innovative services for PSE's business energy management customers.  As a Senior Energy Management Engineer, he developed PSE’s Resource Conservation Manager Program which works with facility operations and maintenance staff to identify low cost measures that can be implemented to reduce expenditures across all resources including energy, water, wastewater, and solid waste.
Bill has managed energy auditing activities, motor system management programs, and provided technical support for a wide range of demand side management projects, utility tracking and facility management software products, and web-based energy interval data presentment systems.As an energy specialist for the Washington State Energy Office and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, he managed conservation retrofit programs and implemented monitoring procedures to evaluate post-retrofit performance of energy conservation projects in commercial and institutional buildings.
Bill is a nationally recognized energy management instructor and author, and was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Managers Hall of Fame in 2007. He currently serves on the national board of directors for AEE’s Certified Business Energy Professional (CBEP) Certification Program and also serves as Region V Vice President.


Richard Costello
Richard J. Costello, P.E., MSEM, BSME, CEM, is the President of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement, load management, as well as, energy conservation training, auditing, and on-site wind & solar generation projects. Rich has extensive experience in the fields of load management, utility services, energy conservation, as well as, power, natural gas, and tariff related negotiations and agreements.Rich is a registered professional engineer and was previously the Power Supply Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as well as, a Senior Engineer in the Load Management Department of Boston Edison. He holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.  Mr. Costello also conducts Energy Procurement and Management Seminars nationwide for the Association of Energy Engineers.  Rich was the National President of the Association for the Year 2000, and recently received the 2003 Energy Professional of the Year Award from the organization.  In 2006, Richard was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame. Rich is an instructor for AEE for the CEM, CEPP, and CBCP examinations.  Related professional awards include:  Certified Energy Manager; Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional; Certified Demand Side Management Professional; Certified Energy Procurement Professional; Certified Green Building Engineer; Certified Business Energy Professional; Qualified Energy Analyst

Dr. Stephen Roosa
Dr. Stephen A. Roosa, Ph.D., C.E.M., C.I.A.Q.P., C.M.V.P., B.E.P., C.D.S.M., is an Energy Engineer with Energy Systems Group, Inc. with the offices in Louisville. The firm is a leading energy services provider that performs energy studies and implements performance contracts. His professional experience includes 25 years in energy engineering, energy management and performance contracting. He is the past President of Energy Management Alternatives and has performed energy studies performed on over 3,500 buildings. During his career, he has been involved in over $100 million in completed energy and water conservation projects. Dr. Roosa received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration in the field Planning and Urban Development.  He is a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (2008), a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (2007), a LEED Accredited Professional (2006), a Certified Energy Manager (1986), Indoor Air Quality Professional (1998), Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (2003), Certified Business Energy Professional (2005), and a Certified Demand Side Management Professional (2005). He recently authored a widely-acclaimed book, The Sustainable Development Handbook, which identifies policies and programs that local governments are implementing to become more sustainable. Related professional awards include the Legend In Energy Award (2007); Energy Manager’s Hall of Fame (2006); Federal Energy and Water Management Project Award (1999); US Army Corps of Engineers National Energy Systems Technology Award, CENET (1991); US DoD Energy Conservation Award (1989); AEE International Energy Manager of the Year (1987); US Joint Chiefs of Staff Citation for Energy Management (1983). Mr. Roosa has served in the following capacities: AEE Bluegrass Chapter President (1986-7), ASHRAE Kentucky Chapter Vice President (1992-93), AEE Southeast Regional Vice President (1988-89). AEE Secretary (2004), AEE President (2005), Chair of the Certified Sustainable Development Professional Board (2007-Present) and Certified Carbon Reduction Manager Board Member.


Stephen P. Sain
Steve Sain, P.E., C.E.M., C.E.P., C.M.V.P., is President of Sain Engineering Associates, Inc., (SEA). Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, SEA specializes in energy efficiency in existing buildings. SEA is perhaps most well-known for providing Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs) full-time on-site at locations throughout the country and even overseas. Mr. Sain is an international award-winning consulting engineer with over 25 years experience in energy efficiency regarding existing facilities of virtually all functions & sizes throughout the United States & several foreign countries. In 1994, Mr. Sain was awarded “International Energy Engineer of the Year” by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and in 1995 was also awarded “Birmingham Engineer of the Year” (covering all engineering disciplines) by the Engineering Council of Birmingham. Mr. Sain was elected to the “Energy Management Hall of Fame” by AEE in 2005. Mr. Sain has performed energy audits and engineering services covering over 10 million square feet of building area, most of which have been federal facilities. He is actively involved in energy conservation programs, having trained most installation-level energy managers for the U.S. Army and Air Force, worldwide. Mr. Sain has worked throughout the U.S. and Europe, Asia, South Africa, as well as other remote places teaching seminars on resource efficiency management, life-cycle costing, alternative financing, and measurement & verification of energy savings for the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, General Services Administration, NASA, Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Energy Engineers.  
Mr. Sain is one of the country’s top Certified Energy Managers (CEM). He teaches AEE’s “Comprehensive Training for Certified Energy Managers” course; proctors the corresponding 4-hour exam; and serves as a member of the official CEM Certification Board of Directors. Mr. Sain has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University.

James P. Waltz
James P. Waltz, P.E., C.E.M., G.B.E., A.C.F.E., AEE’s Scholarship Chair since 2001, is an acknowledged pioneer in the field of energy management.  Prior to the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, Mr. Waltz made a personal commitment to energy management as a principal focus of his engineering career.  Since that time, he has served as energy management program manager for the Air Force Logistics Command and the University of California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In 1981 he founded Energy Resource Associates for the purpose of helping to shape the then-emerging energy services industry - and did so through a multi-year assignment to create a (still) very successful energy services business unit for a Fortune 500 temperature controls manufacturer. Specializing in renewing the mechanical, electrical and control system infrastructure of existing buildings, a few notable projects have included: design of replacement chilled water plants for a number of California hospitals and a world-famous County Civic Center building, investigation and remediation (and related expert testimony) on numerous HVAC-related building system failures, including building pressurization, and audit and expert testimony relating to failed energy services performance contracts for a large southern California hospital and a large Texas school district. Mr. Waltz's credentials include BSME and MBA degrees, professional engineering registration in three states, founding member, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Green Building Engineer (GBE) of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), member of the Demand Side Management Society (DSMs) and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and is a Board-Certified Forensics Engineer and member of the American College of Forensic Examiners.  A noted speaker and widely-published author, Mr. Waltz was named International Energy Engineer of the Year for 1993 by the Association of Energy Engineers and elected to AEE’s Hall of Fame in 2005 and has taught performance contracting and building simulation seminars for AEE.


Dr. Bruce K. Colburn
Bruce K. Colburn, P.E., CEM, DGCP, CSDP, GBE, is a Chartered Life Member of AEE, and was inducted into the AEE Hall of Fame in 2004.  He is the recipient of the 1984 National Professional Development Award from AEE.  He served as an officer in the Houston Chapter of AEE for a few years, and received two local awards from AEE at that time.  He is on the AEE Board of the Distributed Generation Institute.  He has 39 years of engineering experience.  Other awards include Sigma Xi Research Award, ASHRAE awards, IEEE Prize Paper Award. Dr. Colburn is currently Executive VP and COO of EPS Capital Corp., responsible for marketing and implementing energy planning and implementation solutions. For the last few years he has been active in China in developing energy efficiency retrofit project financing, and is directing all AEE efforts in running the CEM courses in China, along with having established a publishing program of selected AEE texts in China through a new publishing firm there. He also instructs the AEE Distributed Generation courses around the US. In addition, Dr. Colburn has ownership in a number of Special Purpose Corporations for energy retrofits, and is an owner of other energy efficiency firms in the US.
Dr. Colburn has also been a lecturer at a number of energy training programs sponsored by various state energy agencies, the US Department of Energy, Portuguese government, ASHRAE and AEE.    He is a widely published author with over 70 publications and contributed chapters to six books on automated building control systems and power systems.  He holds a BEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, and is a registered PE in Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in mechanical and electrical disciplines, and has NCEES registration.  He is an Associate Editor, Reviewer, and member of Energy Advisory committees for AIST, China Development Agencies, IEEE, and AEE.

Steven A. Parker
Steven A. Parker, P.E., C.E.M. is a life member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He has served as AEE’s Region V vice-president and AEE President. He also supports the Certified Energy Manager’s board and is a member of AEE’s Distributed Generation Certified Professional’s board. Since 2002, Steven has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Journal, a quarterly journal for the AEE. Steven Parker is a chief engineer with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the DOE.  He leads several activities at the PNNL serving such clients as the DOE-Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), Department of the Navy, Department of the Army, and other federal agencies, where he specializes in the assessment and evaluation of new and emerging energy-efficient technologies.  With PNNL since 1992, Steven has also supported projects in industrial energy efficiency performing industrial energy audits in Ukraine and researching industrial operations and maintenance demand-side management resource development opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. 
Steven began his energy management career in 1981 performing industrial energy audits under DOE's Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (currently called the Industrial Assessment Center) at Oklahoma State University. He also served as an energy coordinator for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll located in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Also while at OSU, he led the Boiler Tune-Up Program and the Refrigeration Tune-Up Program providing energy efficiency services to Oklahoma businesses. Deeply involved in energy management, Steven has conducted hundreds energy audits of industrial, commercial, institutional, and Federal facilities both in the United States and overseas. Steven has instructed numerous energy-efficiency workshops and seminars both for DOE and the AEE and has been a significant contributor to the AEE-sponsored Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program. Steven Parker has authored over 100 technical reports, articles and other professional publications in the area of energy efficiency and energy cost reduction. 

Dr. Albin Zsebik
Dr. Albin Zsebik, P.E., C.E.M., has devoted his career to energy management. Since 1983. He has taught in Hungary at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. There he has distinguished himself as an Associate Professor and as Head of the Department of System and Control Engineering.  Before coming to the University in Budapest, Dr. Zsebik did energy research in the Slovak Republic. He is a recognized authority in the field of district heating, long the predominant heating technology in Central & Eastern Europe. Since November 2007, he has worked as deputy director general for technical affairs at the Budapest District Heating Company, one of the largest DH companies in the word, supplying over 240 000 flats. Also, as the CEO and manager of the consulting company “JOMUTI Kft”, Dr. Zsebik has been intensely involved in energy management, energy conservation and environmental protection.
Dr. Zsebik is also involved in R&D project management at the University; system analysis of district heating systems including heat production, distribution and end-use; analysis and optimization of control system algorithms; mathematical modeling of energy systems; energy management of industrial, commercial and residential installations. Based on expertise and methods learned in the field of energy management, Dr. Zsebik teaches and practices energy auditing and energy management in industry and the community. He helps disseminate the latest research results and best practices of energy efficient measures via the Journal Energiagazdalkodás (Energy Management Magazine), of which he is the editor-in-chief. Dr. Zsebik works in the Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, Russian, German, and English languages as necessary. Dr. Zsebik has been an AEE member since 1993. In 1996 and 1997 he served as VP of the Hungarian Chapter, then as President from 1998-2001, and now as Assistant Director of AEE International Member Development for Central & Eastern Europe.


Paul Allen
Paul J. Allen, P.E., has developed and directed the energy conservation program at the Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years. His achievements have been recognized within Disney with the "Partners in Excellence Award." The Association of Energy Engineers has recognized Paul with the 2001 Energy manager of the Year Award and the 2003 Hall of Fame Award. Paul was also instrumental i Walt Disney World's 1998 Hospitality Green Lights Partner of the Year Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Paul designs and operates the energy management systems used for air conditioning and lighting systems at Walt Disney World.   He created an innovative web-based energy information system, called the Utility Reporting System, that is used throughout the Walt Disney Company to track energy usage. Paul has shared his successes through numerous presentations and publications. Paul been an invited speaker at the AEE World Energy Congress, the governments annual Energy Conferences, and presented to Senior Government Executives at the White House Conference Center on Disney's energy management program.  Paul has made several contributions to books and magazines based on his Energy Management Systems and Energy Information Systems expertise. Paul is a graduate of the University of Miami (BS degrees in Physics and Civil Engineering) and the University of Florida (MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering). Paul is also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Jack McGowan
Jack Mc Gowan, C.E.M., B.E.P., C.C.P., C.D.S.M., D.G.C.P., C.S.D.P., is an internationally known energy, buildings and technology expert.  The Association of Energy Engineers admitted him to the “International Energy Managers Hall of Fame” in 2003 and named him “International Energy Professional of the Year” in 1997. He was chosen by his peers 2006 Visionary at Connectivity Week.  McGowan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, May 1975, and an M.A. in Administration with an Energy Certificate from University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1980.
Jack McGowan
Energy Control Inc. McGowan is president / CEO, where he oversees the business offering Energy Services, Demand Response, Smart Grid and System Integration. ECI won a 2008 American Business Award sponsored by the Wall Street Journal as Best Overall Company in the U.S. with less than 100 employees. Previously, McGowan held positions with: Hydroscope Inc., USA., Johnson Controls, Inc., New Mexico Energy Conservation & Management Division and Honeywell, Inc. Jack is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of Energy GridWise Architecture Council and Energy / Buildings Champion with the Galvin Electricity Initiative.  He is Co-Chair of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Building to Grid Working Group. He developed and delivered energy and automation seminars for Association of Energy Engineers, for worldwide and for the Centre for Management Technology in Southeast Asia. McGowan has developed and taught Demand Response / Automation seminars nationally for Constellation NewEnergy.  Jack is author of 5 books on Fairmont Press and Prentice Hall and over 150 articles.  He sits on Technical Advisory Boards of numerous magazines including: Engineered Systems, Green Intelligent Buildings Today and 

Larry Rowland
Larry R. Rowland, C.L.E.P., C.E.M., B.E.P., attended Michigan Technological University for two years before entering military service and ultimately spending nearly eight years in the U S Navy.  Larry is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and served as a group supervisor of one of the two nuclear reactor power plants on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier before his honorable discharge. After spending several years as a Nuclear Instrumentation Specialist with A Virginia public utility and as an automation systems specialist with a major controls manufacturer, Larry began a career with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Larry’s body of work at Williamsburg included creating an energy management program for 1,100-buildings occupying over 3 million square feet.  His programs resulted in a reduction of energy costs to below 4% of the operating budget with annual savings approaching $1 million. After serving Colonial Williamsburg for 16 years, he spent the next few years developing and managing energy related projects for Savage Engineering and then as a Project Development Manager for the Johnson Controls Atlanta 4-state area.  He then moved on to manage the performance contracting development and construction activities for Siemens Building Technologies in the State of Alabama for several years before joining the Midwest Regional Ameresco team in his current assignment as a Senior Project Development Engineer operating the Alabama office of Ameresco located in the greater Birmingham area. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science (EE) degree from Christopher Newport University (Newport News, Virginia) and holds AEE certifications as a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional and a Certified Business Energy professional as well as various other professional certifications.  Larry was inducted into the AEE Energy Manager’s Hall of Fame in 2003.  AEE, the Alabama Energy Services Coalition and ASHRAE are among his professional memberships.  He has served on a number of technical advisory boards and produced a number of papers/publications. 

Kenneth J. Kogut
Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M., G.B.E., C.S.D.P., of Kenneth J. Kogut & Associates, established in 1979, maintains a professional energy and management consulting practice serving clients in the commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental sectors. Mr. Kogut has published a number of papers on the subject of energy, including the development of energy management manuals for various clientele including the Bank Administration Institute, and G. D. Searle & Co., for G. D. Searle's worldwide operations. Prior to the establishment of his organization, Mr. Kogut assisted in developing testimony to the Washington, D.C. Public Service Commission in one of the first time-of-day rate cases in the country, and was also involved in the development of one of the first electric rate structures for the eastern part of Saudi Arabia. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Washington, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Green Building Engineer (GBE), Certified Sustainable Design Professional (CSDP), and a certified instructor with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA).  He presently holds active memberships in the Association of Energy Engineers (President: Chicago-1985, Illiana-1990-1993, Region III V.P. - 1993-1995, Int'l Pres.-1998), Environmental Engineers & Managers Institute of AEE, the Energy Services Marketing Society of AEE, the Illinois Energy Professionals Association (ILEPA), and both the Illinois and National Societies of Professional Engineers.  Mr. Kogut is also currently listed in several Who's Who including Who’s Who in the World.  He is a recipient of several energy awards, including the Energy Management Executive of the Year - AEE Illiana, and the Illinois Energy Award from the Governor of Illinois.  In 2002, Mr. Kogut was inducted into the AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame.  He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) and a Master of Engineering (ME) degree from the University of Detroit, and a Ph.D. from Lacrosse University in Engineering Management.  In addition, he also was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow while at the University of Detroit.

Carl E. Salas
Carl Salas, P.E., is President of the firm of Salas O'Brien Engineers, Inc. in San Jose, California.  Carl has been evaluating and re-designing existing facility infrastructures and power systems since 1974.  During that time he has surveyed, tested or designed literally thousands of power plant systems, energy efficiency projects, or advanced/alternative energy projects at a myriad of commercial, industrial and institutional sites.   Along with his “real world” approach to facilities and energy engineering, he and his firm are leaders in energy and related educational development.  As such, Carl has instructed more than 5,000 engineers and facility managers in the "art" and practice of energy-based and environmental-based systems engineering and control. Prior to incorporating his firm in 1978, Mr. Salas was a Program Manager for General Electric’s Nuclear Division where he performed pre-operational testing at power plants throughout the U.S. and Japan. Significant credits include:
Awarded General Electric Manager’s Award for development of a steam monitoring device for nuclear power plants; Book author: Guidebook to Refrigeration CFC's; Past National President of Association of Energy Engineers; Past Chairman of the National Demand Side Management Society; Founding President of Silicon Valley Chapter of AEE; Team Leader, People to People Energy Technology Transfer to Australia, New Zealand and South America; Provided the review of Pacific Gas & Electric’s customized rebate program; Developed and Presented Industrial Energy Conservation Workshops for Chambers of Industry throughout Latin America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama); Expert witness in Federal Superior Court; Since 1980, he has developed and presented 2-Day workshops regarding Energy Management, Facilities Management, CFC Mitigation, and Utilities Deregulation in major cities throughout the U.S.

T. Kenneth Spain
T. KENNETH SPAIN, P.E., C.E.M., C.L.E.P., is an internationally-recognized energy engineer, manager and trainer with three decades of experience helping clients find ways to reduce energy costs. Mr. Spain is an on-call Research Scientist with the Earth System Science Center of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) after 25 years of service as a Senior Research Associate through sponsored programs, including serving as  project manager for IdEA$, the Industrial Energy Advisory Service, to advise business, industrial, institutional and governmental clients regarding cost-effective applications of energy-saving technology. Mr. Spain received the 1995 AEE International Energy Engineer of the Year award.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Alabama and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Green Building Engineer (GBE) and Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) with the AEE and a FEMP-qualified Life Cycle Cost Instructor with DOE.  He is Past-President of the Alabama Chapter of AEE and Past-President of the North Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  He serves on the CLEP Board for AEE and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Energy User News.  He was a member of ASHRAE/IESNA SSPC 90.1 during a major update of the primary commercial “Energy Standard for Buildings” ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1999.
Kenny is principle author of the “DoD Energy Managers Handbook (1996)” and was lead instructor for the U.S. Army PROSPECT course on "Energy Management in Existing Federal Facilities," training over 600 Department of Defense energy managers throughout the world in compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.  Since 1998 he has helped over 1500 government, utility and private sector energy managers prepare for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination.  Kenny has taught over 280 seminars to over 7000 students and participated in more than 200 energy audits during his energy career.

Millard E. Carr P.E., C.E.M. 
Millard Carr, P.E., C.E.M., is a Professional Mechanical Engineer, Certified Energy Manager and life member of AEE.  A recipient of a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and Maters of Public Administration, he has over 32 years of experience in the Federal Government in utility engineering and procurement, mechanical engineering design and construction, life cycle cost-effective energy supply, and energy and water use efficiency improvement.  Federal experience includes: assistance in the development of Executive Orders 12759, 12902, 13123 and 13423; participation in the development of the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005 as well as other energy related legislation and regulations. He retired from Federal service in 1997 as the Director of Energy and Engineering, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, overseeing energy programs totaling over $1.4 billion. As a recovering bureaucrat, he is now the President of Energy Management Solutions, Inc. and the Vice President of Operations for Sain Engineering Associates. He continues to be dedicated to helping private and public sector clients work together as partners to develop mutually beneficial energy management strategies, and successfully implement related projects.  Since joining the private sector he has provided assistance in the development of Federal Agencies’ energy implementation plans, and training and implementation of programs for Federal energy and water efficiency, alternative financing through Energy Savings Performance Contracts and Utility Energy Services Contracts, and Renewable Energy Technologies applications. Various awards include: AEE Legend in Energy and Energy Hall of Fame,21 Federal Outstanding Annual Performance Awards, United States Energy Association - Public Service Award, Department of Defense - Distinguished Civilian Service Award, National Performance Review - "Golden Hammer" Award, AEE - Special Recognition Award, Alliance to Save Energy - "Star of Energy Efficiency" Award,  Department of Energy - Sustained Exemplary Service Award, Department of Defense - Civilian Service Award, Solar Energy Industries - Certificate of Special Appreciation, Navy Superior Achievement Award 1974, Department of Defense - Antarctica Service Medal

Douglas A. Decker
Mr. Decker has been actively involved with energy issues throughout his career. He
spent 43 years with Johnson Controls before retiring as Vice President, Government Business in 2001, He participated in a number of congressional hearings, contributed to government studies, and spearheaded legislative and executive initiatives to promote energy efficiency worldwide. He is the founder of the Washington D.C. based Energy Efficiency Forum, co-sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc. and the U.S. Energy Association, and served as its chairman for 12 years. He has been interviewed frequently by the media, authored more than 200 articles on energy efficiency issues and is the co-author of the book Policy Evolution: Energy Conservation to Energy Efficiency, The Fairmont Press Inc., 1997.
A registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and California and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Mr. Decker has received several awards for his leadership in promoting energy efficiency, including the Association of Energy Engineers Special Recognition award and the Instrument Society of America Distinguished Service Award.  He was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Energy Efficiency Forum has established the Douglas Decker Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor. In 2009 Mr. Decker was inducted into the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame. Upon retirement Mr. Decker and his wife traveled the world for eight years on their 37- foot sailboat, complete with solar panels, wind generator and other energy efficiency technology’s.  They currently live in Pawleys Island, S.C. Mr. Decker is a graduate of the University of Denver with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Engineering.
William T. Stewart
William T. Stewart was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame at the 24th World Energy Engineering Congress, October 26, 2001. Mr. Stewart's extensive service to the Association of Energy Engineers began in 1972 as a charter member of AEE National. His involvement began as an attendee of all of the early World Congresses while working as the Plant Energy Coordinator for a large national industrial plant. After being promoted to Corporate Energy Coordinator in Philadelphia, Mr. Stewart was instrumental in founding the Philadelphia Chapter of AEE in 1982 and served as Charter President. The Philadelphia Chapter became one of AEE's most successful chapters over the next ten years.

From 1982 until present, Mr. Stewart has served as Past President, Membership Chairman, Educational Chairman, Awards Chairman, Chapter President for a second term in 1989, and as Board Member-At-Large. He has also been a member of the National CEM Board over the past fifteen years. Heavily involved in local CEM certification, Mr. Stewart actively promoted and recruited candidates, conducted training courses, and administered the CEM exams. Personal awards and certificates include: Certified Energy Manager, Certified Cogeneration Professional, Local Energy Manager of the Year, National Energy Manager of the Year, Chapter Professional Development Award, and Regional Professional Development. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Patricia Rose
Patricia H. Rose was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame at the 23rd World Energy Engineering Congress, October 24th 2000. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Rose has been a strong advocate for energy efficiency and for the Association of Energy Engineers.
Recognizing the key role associations can play in implementing the Department of Energy's policies, she initiated, developed and delivered association liaison training for DOE regional staff, an effort that strengthened AEE regional programs. She has also been a key factor in securing high-level DOE speakers for AEE meetings. Ms. Rose has served as the energy education and training coordinator for US DOE's EE since 1993. In this capacity, she serves as program manager for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) and is responsible for seeing that the information distributed through the Clearinghouse is technically accurate, complete and up-to-date. Ms. Rose has also been a frequent speaker and author of articles in end-user and professional publications, including trade publications of the American Hospital Association, the American Association of School Administrators, Council of Educational Facility Planners, and the Association of School Business Officials. She also compiled and edited a booklet describing the various ways energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies were applied in the 1996 Olympic Games.

Walter Simpson
Mr. Walter Simpson was inducted into the Energy Managers' Hall of Fame at the 23rd World Energy Engineering Congress, October 24th, 2000. Mr. Simpson has been Energy Officer at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1982. During his 18 years as UB Energy Officer he has distinguished himself by developing a nationally recognized campus energy conservation program. He has also worked in the national arena promoting campus energy conservation as well as campus environmental stewardship. A Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP), and recipient of energy and environmental awards, Mr. Simpson's technical background is matched by graduate level academic degrees in philosophy and environmental studies. He has taught over 25 college level courses at University of Buffalo, including courses on alternate energy systems.

Jerry Taylor
Mr. Jerry A. Taylor AIA, PE, CEM, CIAQP was inducted into the Energy Managers' Hall of Fame at the 23rd World Energy Engineering Congress, October 24th, 2000. Mr. Taylor's exemplary service to the Association of Energy Engineers is marked by years of dedication serving as the International Awards Chairman from 1987-1999, Vice President (1984), President-Elect (1985), President (1985) and session chair and speaker in numerous AEE conferences. Since 1970, Mr. Taylor has been in private practice as a Principal in major architectural and engineering firms including his present firms, Taylor • Whitney Architects and Taylor Consulting Engineers. Mr. Taylor is a licensed Architect and Engineer and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). In addition to being an award-winning architect and engineering designer, Mr. Taylor has devoted a large portion of his career to the practice of energy conservation in buildings, the use of alternative energy sources and sustainable design. He has conducted energy analyses on over 8000 buildings ranging from single hospitals to entire military bases. His work has been recognized with over two dozen awards from USDOE, ASHRAE, AEE and numerous others. AEE awarded him the International Energy and Environmental Professional Award in 1994. Along with his award winning projects Mr. Taylor has used his experience to transfer technology to others. He has authored or co-authored three books, over 50 publications and taught numerous training courses around the country in the fields of energy conservation, alternate energy and indoor air quality.