Tom Bourgeois serves as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership based at Pace University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is Deputy Director at the Pace Energy and Climate Center, in White Plains, NY. He has researched and written extensively on the market conditions, market potential, and regulatory, market and technical barriers to micro-grids, combined heat and power (CHP), distributed generation, demand response, and renewable energy.
Mr. Teter serves as the Program Manager responsible for delivery of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency programs. Mr.Teter has developed energy management and conservation strategies and performed numerous energy audits and technical analysis as well as managing the implementation of energy conservation projects for various clients including the State of NJ, Mercer County NJ, US Department of Defense, US General Services Administration, and various commercial, municipal, and industrial clients. He is a licensed NJ PE and graduated with a B.S.E in Environmental Engineering from Princeton University.
Mr. Weiss is Executive Director of the Energy Solutions Center (ESC). ESC is a non-profit organization of gas utilities and equipment manufacturers that work together to bring energy efficient natural gas solutions to residential, commercial, and industrial energy users. Before the formation of the ESC, he was the Executive Director of the Industrial Center. Prior to his arrival at the Industrial Center, he served as the State Technology Coordinator for Maryland, seeking to recruit technology companies to Maryland and linking them with resources that would increase the likelihood of successful technology commercialization. Dave also worked on Capitol Hill for 10 years, serving as the Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Nina Albert is the Director of Community Affairs for Walmart in the Greater Washington region and the State of Maryland. In her position, she is responsible for communicating with a large and diverse customer base, including community groups, government officials, and not-for-profit partners. Prior to joining Walmart, Nina worked in the Government of the District of Columbia, as the Chief of the Office of Green Economy, implementing a $250 million energy efficiency program, and in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, overseeing a public-private partnership to redevelop the Southwest Waterfront, a $1.3 billion mixed-use, waterfront project. Nina has worked in private industry as a real estate developer, and also served active duty as an Army Signal Corps officer in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegonia. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Regional Planning. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. Nina’s passion to serve extends beyond the workplace. She is passionate about sustainability, affordable and livable cities, and workforce development. Her current Board of Directors positions include: Vice-Chair for Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, member for GreenSpace NCR, and member for the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
Since joining The Nature Conservancy in 2009, Jennifer has been responsible for developing communications strategies, messaging and organizational positioning for key priorities like smart development (energy, mining and infrastructure), impact investing and sustainable agriculture. Her experience with issues management, reputational risk analysis, crisis communications and relationship development has served her well as a leader in the Conservancy’s work with corporations. She has led communications strategies for collaborations with The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company, Cargill and Rio Tinto just to name a few. Jennifer is currently working to broaden support for conservation through aligning marketing programs and conservation projects with key private-sector brands. Prior to her current post, Jennifer held public relations and marketing positions in both agency and private sector companies, focusing on clients in the environmental, transportation, health and youth sectors. She is a graduate of Susquehanna University (PA) where she earned her B.A. in Communications and Public Relations.
Mark is a senior executive and currently serves as an full time Advisor and Consultant to The Carlyle Group – US Real Estate. Prior to The Carlyle Group Mr. Beliczky was the Founder and CEO of Salus Sciences and also held executive positions with Sunrise Senior Living, UBS, CitiGroup and PepsiCo. He has held faculty research positions at George Washington University, The Ohio State University, and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board for Heidelberg University’s Business School as well sitting on a number of business advisory boards. Mr. Beliczky has an MBA from Loyola University-Maryland and a BA from Heidelberg University. He is married with five children and resides in Howard County, Maryland.