|AEE International Headquarters
3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA, USA 30341
CONTROLLER : Jennifer Vendola
Jennifer, former Certification Director at AEE, has assumed the position as AEE Controller. Jennifer graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and BBA in Accounting. Jennifer can be contacted with any questions regarding accounts receivables or payables.
770-447-5083, ext. 222 / Fax: 770-446-3969
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR: Ruth Whitlock
Ruth oversees the AEE Awards Programs at international, national, regional and chapter levels, and administers programs for the Energy Managers Hall of Fame and officer nominations and elections. She is responsible for U.S. and international chapter development and relations; Corporate Member development; site selection for AEE tradeshows; and convention center and hotel contracting.
770-447-5083, ext. 216 / Fax: 770-446-3969
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Albert Thumann, P.E., C.E.M.
Mr. Thumann is the Executive Director and Founder of the Association of Energy Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds two masters degrees in computer science and industrial engineering. Mr. Thumann is a Certified Energy Manager and the author of 25 energy books. He was inducted into the AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame in 1997.
770-447-5083, ext. 212 / Fax: 770-446-3969
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT: Angie Quarles
Angie joined AEE as the Assistant to the Executive Director in August 2014.
770-447-5083, ext. 220 / Fax: 770.446.3969
MANAGING DIRECTOR : Bill Kent, C.E.M.
Bill is responsible for developing and managing certification and training programs, strategic alliances and energy advocacy for AEE. He has worked with many local, state and federal agencies to develop workforce training programs and led the initiative to gain ANSI 17024 Accreditation and U.S. DOE Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines recognition of the Certified Energy Manager certification. Bill attended the University of Georgia and has over 25 years’ experience in energy management, automation and controls in both sales and engineering roles. He is a Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®), a member of the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council Board of Advisors, and was previously Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Varec, a Leidos company.
770-447-5083, ext. 217 / Fax: 770-446-3969
BOOK SALES: Brenda Powell
Customers can order books, check on availability or discuss customer service needs through our customer service department.
770-925-9558 / Fax: 770-381-9865
E-COMMERCE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: Brian Douglas
770-279-4386 / Fax: 770-381-9865
CERTIFICATION DIRECTOR: Helen Johnson
Helen previously held the position of Director of Conference Speakers for AEE. She attended Georgia State University and holds a bachelor's of Business Administration in hospitality. She handles to following certification programs:
Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®)
Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP®)
Certified Business Energy Professional in Training (BEPIT™)
Energy Manager in Training (EMIT™)
770-447-5083, ext. 218 / Fax: 770-447-4354
CEM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Crystal Xiong
Crystal assists Helen Johnson in the CEM certification department and can be contacted regarding the application process and status.
770-447-5083, ext. 213 / Fax: 770-447-4354
CERTIFICATION DIRECTOR: Francine Seskin
Francine joined AEE in 2006 as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director after receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Georgia State University. In January 2008, she became Certification Director.
770-447-5083, ext. 223 / Fax: 770-447-4354
|Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™)||Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM®)|
|Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP™)||Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP®)|
|Certified Power Quality Professional (CPQ®)||Masters Level CBCP (CBCPM™)|
|Certified Geoexchange Designer (CGD®)||Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP®)|
|Distributed Generation Certified Professional (DGCP™)||Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE®)|
|Certified Energy Auditor (CEA™)||Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP®)|
|Certified Energy Auditor in Training (CEAIT™)||Certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA™)|
|Masters Level CEA (CEAM™)||Certified Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP™)|
|Certified Residential Energy Auditor (REA™)||Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP™)|
|Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP™)|
CERTIFICATION DIRECTOR: Michelle Zakin Leclerc
Michelle handles the following certification programs:
Building Energy & Sustainability Technician (BEST™)
Government Operator of High Performance Buildings (GOHP™)
Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®)
Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP™)
Certified Performance Contracting and Funding Professional (PCF™)
770-447-5083, ext. 219 / Fax: 770-447-4354
CERTIFICATION RENEWAL DIRECTOR: Priscila Rivere
Priscila handles all aspects of certification renewal
770-447-5083, ext. 227 / Fax: 770-446-3969
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Mary Elise Cox
Mary Elise handles all aspects of presenting AEE certification training programs with government agencies and the private sector as well as AEE chapters around the world. She also oversees the process of qualified individuals obtaining certification outside of the United States.
770-447-5083, ext. 221 / Fax: 770-446-3969
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DIRECTOR: Connie Meadows
770-447-5083, ext. 226 / Fax: 770-447-4354
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS DIRECTOR: Valentina Sweeten
Valentina is in charge of developing the conference programs and coordinating the speakers for each show.
770-447-5083, ext. 215 / Fax: 770-447-4354
EVENT & MARKETING DIRECTOR: Lauren Lake
As AEE's meeting planner, Lauren coordinates conferences and trade shows including securing bids and contracts for audio-visual equipment, computers, medical services, security, photography, event services and catering. She oversees the design, printing and distribution of promotional materials for shows and membership. She can also be contacted regarding show sponsorship opportunities.
770-447-5083, ext. 211 / Fax: 770-446-3969
EXHIBITS ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR: Katrinka Maddox
770-279-4388 / Fax: 770-381-9865
INFORMATION SERVICES DIRECTOR: Danielle Johnson
For general information, Danielle can assist with any of your AEE needs or questions. Danielle is also in charge of member affinity programs and information outreach initiatives.
770-447-5083, ext. 210 / Fax: 770-446-3969
Our Membership Department provides information and assistance in becoming a new member, renewing existing memberships, explaining membership benefits and discussing customer service needs.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Patricia Ardavin
770-447-5083, ext. 224 / Fax: 770-447-4354
SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR: Priscila Rivere
Priscila directs the Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship Program. She works with AEE Chapters and students to support application submissions and Chapter nominations. She works with the Chairman of the AEE Foundation in the administration of the program. Priscila is also responsible for helping raise funds for the AEE Foundation through corporate, chapter and individual donations. If you’d like to donate, her contact info can be found below!
770-447-5083, ext. 227 / Fax: 770-446-3969
IN-HOUSE SEMINAR PLANNER: Ginger Hurmence
Ginger is responsible for the In-House Seminar program whereby companies can have most AEE seminars presented at their facility for their staff and customers. Contact Ginger for pricing plans, availability and courses offered.
770-279-4385 / Fax: 770-381-9865
SELF-PACED SEMINARS: Beth Pearce
AEE presents a series of seminars which utilize online, at home study, testing, and class chat sessions.
770-925-9558 / Fax: 770-381-9865
LIVE SEMINARS & INTERNET TRAINING DIRECTOR: Valerie Oviatt
Valerie is in charge of all the preplanning and implementation of the Live AEE Energy Seminars which are held throughout the country. She coordinates with the instructors, the facility, and handles the attendee registrations. She also coordinates the Real-Time Online Seminars.
770-925-9633 / Fax: 770-381-9865
NEWSLETTERS, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, WEBNMASTER: Michelle Whitlock
Please contact Michelle for any press releases, AEE newsletters, or any other communication assistance.
770-447-5083, ext. 229
To request removal from AEE's mailing list, please contact Danielle Johnson.
770-447-5083, ext. 210
PRINT ADVERTISING INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS: Patty A. Thumann