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 and his wife Janice 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.
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.
Josh is currently a student at Cincinnati State University, majoring in Electro-Mechanical Engineering with a renewable energy-efficiency focus. Josh has spent several years in the Cincinnati restaurant scene, working for some of the best chefs in the country. He decided to reinvest in his education for a better solution to the energy situation facing our planet. In his spare time Josh is an avid paintball player and enjoys spending time going to concerts around the country.
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 meeting his wife in Los Angeles, Chris returned to live in 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 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. One Bachelors of Music later, he now spends his time doing graphic design and web design for the Energy Alliance.
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 11 years ago and has worked for organizations such as People Working Cooperatively and the 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.
Nathan is originally from Northeastern Ohio and has been living in Cincinnati for the last 6 years. Currently a student at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Nate moved into the Web Support Specialist position after serving 1 year as a Marketing Intern with the Energy Alliance. Nate plans to graduate in the spring with an Associate’s degree in Multimedia Web Design.
Outside of school Nate enjoys working on various websites, selling vintage video games on eBay, biking and hiking Cincinnati’s Parks with his wife and son, and getting involved in local community projects.
Beth is the Accounting Manager of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. She is an accounting professional with 20 years’ experience in accounting and financial reporting. She has been in public accounting and the private sector in healthcare, consumer goods, financial services and nonprofit arenas.
Beth is a CPA and became increasingly involved with nonprofits due to the sense that she could contribute in a meaningful way to the community through the organizations that operate there. As a result of seeing their need for adequate accounting and reporting to constituents she became engaged in the QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification process in order to serve their accounting and business needs.