Andy Holzhauser is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. He is a Certified Public Accountant and spent the first 8 years of his career in accounting and finance roles, initially with Deloitte in London, England, and Cincinnati in external audit, and most recently serving as the Controller at Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) through 2008. Andy’s professional involvement includes the Green Umbrella Board of Directors, Vibrant Places Advisory Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, C-Change, Steering Committee for Plan Cincinnati, Quality Place Committee for Agenda 360, and the Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Sewer District’s Communities of the Future Initiative.
Andy graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business and Masters of Accountancy and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Miami University Alumni Association, as well as serving his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, as Alumnus Advisor.
Outside of work, Andy has been active in community development for many years, serving for 6 years on the Columbia-Tusculum Community Development Corporation, most recently as President. Andy, his wife Janice, and daughter Olivia currently reside in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood within the City of Cincinnati, where he serves on the Board of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation.
Chris is the Chief Financial Officer of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, joining the team in January 2014. As CFO, Chris is responsible for financial and regulatory reporting and accounting, supporting the strategic planning of the Energy Alliance and supporting the commercial and residential operations of the Energy Alliance. Chris attended Miami University and University of Cincinnati Law School. Following his graduation from U.C., Chris worked for the Accounting firms of Arthur Anderson, Ernst & Young and Brady Ware.
In addition to his finance and accounting background, Chris has an extensive lending background. Chris spent the last 8 years working directly for financial services companies specializing in both consumer and commercial lending and is able to apply that background and expertise to the Energy Alliance.
Dane is currently a student at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, majoring in Electro-Mechanical Engineering with a renewable energy & energy-efficiency focus. Dane works with the Residential Operations team to assist in data management and contractor support.
Jeremy is the Strategic Business Development Director with the Energy Alliance. He supports the Energy Alliance through the development of corporate partnerships and government outreach. Jeremy also serves on the Executive Team of the Ohio Home Performance Network and Co-Chairs the Green Umbrella Energy Conversation and Efficiency Action Team.
Prior to joining the Energy Alliance team, Jeremy was Committee Director with the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation and Legislative Counsel to Councilmember Mary M. Cheh. Jeremy served 5½ years with the DC Council developing policy on sustainable energy programs, transportation financing, and public sector contract reform. Jeremy is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC.
Chris has over 16 years of experience working in the environmental consulting and residential energy efficiency fields. He started his career in the Cincinnati area inspecting commercial properties and safety testing residential and commercial structures. For 10 years Chris owned and operated a residential home inspection company, during which time he personally inspected over 6,000 homes ranging from new construction to 150+ year old structures.
Most recently Chris was the General Manager for a Cincinnati- area spray foam insulation company and a residential heating and cooling company. Chris was also the Team Leader for the green product showroom GreenSource Cincinnati, located in downtown Cincinnati.
Robert McCracken is responsible for recruiting new contractors into Energy Alliance programs. He has a diverse background which includes serving as a director of projects for the Center for Innovation in Assessment at Indiana University, advocating for the environment as a policy analyst at American Farmland Trust in Washington, DC, and serving as the head coach of women’s rowing at The George Washington University.
Rob graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy. He also holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a focus in environmental policy. A resident of Hyde Park, he enjoys spending time outside with his family.
Chris is a LEED certified architect with a background in Historic Preservation and 6 years of experience working in Cincinnati and San Francisco, CA. He grew up in Covington, moved to California, and spent four years working in the video game industry before going to architecture school. His architecture background includes, but is not limited to, design work on buildings and structures listed on the national register of historic places, corporate commercial interiors, writing form-based urban design codes, and writing National Register nominations.
After spending more than a decade in California, Chris returned to live in downtown Covington in 2011. He is actively involved in the local arts community and maintains a small sculpture studio. He volunteers with the Art of Pike organization and volunteers as a member of Covington’s Urban Design Review Board.
Chris received his BA in history and sculpture from Centre College in Danville, KY and his M. Arch. from Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA.
Joshua is responsible for print design and web design (greatercea.org, gchelp.org, and gcpace.org) and maintains the Energy Alliance’s Social Media presence on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Home Energy Pros.
Josh was raised in a small town in Maine and came to Cincinnati to study jazz bass at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and later studied graphic design at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Josh spends his spare time performing in jazz and bluegrass bands and donating graphic design to good causes.
Michael Robinson has worked in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency for over 16 years. He started his work in this field while residing in the Washington D.C. There he served as first an Auditor and Inspector then later a Program Manager for the city’s many energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. Michael also worked for the D.C. Public Schools educating high school students on the skills and methods needed to become qualified energy auditors.
Michael moved to Cincinnati in 1998 and has worked for organizations such as People Working Cooperatively and Cincinnati Public Schools. He also operated his own energy auditing business “Consersave”.
Michael resides in Wyoming, Ohio with his wife and two college age sons and a daughter who is attending graduate school in California.
Melinda first joined the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance as a temporary staff accountant in May of 2013. Before joining the organization, Melinda had over 15 years of accounting experience working in various accounting roles in Southern California and the Northern Kentucky area.
Melinda graduated from Silliman University, Philippines in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She currently resides in Crittenden, KY with her teenage daughter and son.