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About Us

The Energy Alliance is a nonprofit organization with a mission to facilitate investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the purpose of reducing carbon emissions.

Since its creation in 2009, the Energy Alliance has become a leader in developing and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs throughout the region to residential and commercial customers. In 2010, the Energy Alliance was one of just 25 organizations nationwide awarded a competitive Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant allowed the Energy Alliance to rapidly expand its offerings to local building owners and to develop an array of programs to generate energy savings.

The suite of services offered by the Energy Alliance today builds on the investments made under the BBNP grant. The organization is a leader in bringing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to commercial property owners in Ohio and Kentucky. On the residential side, its Get Efficient and Solarize programs provide homeowners with the assistance and support they need to make their energy efficiency and renewable energy projects a reality.

Our Impact

Meet our staff

Jerry Schmits

Jerry Schmits

President and CEO

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Director of Finance

Stephanie Hatfield

Stephanie Hatfield

Business Development Manager, PACE Financing

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Director of PACE Financing

Rob McCracken

Rob McCracken

Director of Operations

Kevin Tolan

Kevin Tolan

Product Development Manager

Meet our Board

Dick Westheimer

Board Chairman
Westheimer Enterprises

Madeleine Ludlow

Board Treasurer
Chairman and Co-Founder
West Capital Advisors

Andrew Ritch

Board Secretary
Director- Strategy and Business Planning
Duke Energy

Todd Castellini

Director of Public Finance
Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority

Larry Feist

Program Chair - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Kevin Frank

Wood & Lamping LLP

David Kirk

Founder, President, and CEO
DNK Architects

Bob Livingston

Vice President – Global Compensation and Benefits and Employee & Labor Relations
Procter & Gamble

Dan Neyer

Past Chairman
Neyer Properties

Jock Pitts

People Working Cooperatively

John Yengo

Chief Marketing Officer
Old Nassau Imports

Peggy Zink

Cincinnati Works

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