Chief Executive Officer
Andy Holzhauser founded the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance in 2009 and serves as it’s CEO. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and spent the first several years of his career in accounting and finance roles with Deloitte in London, England, and Cincinnati, and more recently serving as the Controller at Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) through 2008. Andy has led the Energy Alliance to develop over $45M in energy projects that save homeowners and businesses money and has led to over 400,000 hours of job hours created. Andy’s professional involvement includes the Board of Directors of PACENation and Green Umbrella, Vibrant Places Advisory Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, C-Change, and Leadership Cincinnati.
Andy graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business and Masters of Accountancy and recently completed his term on the Board of Trustees for the Miami University Alumni Association. Outside of work, Andy has been active in community development for many years, serving for 6 years as President of Columbia-Tusculum Community Development Corporation. Andy, his wife Janice, and daughter Olivia currently reside in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood within the City of Cincinnati, where he serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Michael is the Accounting Manager of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, joining the team in June 2014 with over twenty years of experience leading the accounting functions of various business operations. He has experience in reducing costs and increasing margins while maintaining internal controls. In addition, he has led IT conversions and other cross-functional teams to maximize operational performance.
Michael, a Downtown resident, holds a B.A. in Accounting from Transylvania University. He is the proud father of three daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteer activities, music, the arts, and cooking.
Karen is new to the Cincinnati area, recently relocating from Long Island. She has over twenty years of general accounting experience with many different types of businesses and is looking forward to getting involved in the Energy Alliance’s programs as well as the tri state area in general.
In her spare time Karen enjoys arts & crafts projects as well as cooking.
Dane Ervick, BPI BA & EP, QCI, HES Assessor
Assistant Operations Manager
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.
Client Relations Director
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.
Project Development Manager
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.
Marketing Communications Specialist
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, BPI BA, EP, & WHALCI, QCI, HES Assessor
Quality Assurance Manager
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.