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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

Josh Hertzer

Josh Hertzer

PACE Operations Manager

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Senior Director of PACE Financing

Dee Martir

Dee Martir

Director of PACE Financing (OH)

Rob McCracken

Rob McCracken

Director of Operations

Skylor Miller

Skylor Miller

Residential Program Manager

George Myers

George Myers

Director of PACE Financing (KY)

Kevin Tolan

Kevin Tolan

Product Development Manager

Meet our Board

Madeleine Ludlow

Board Chairperson
Chairman and Co-Founder
West Capital Advisors

Bob Livingston

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

John Merchant

Board Treasurer
Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Kevin Frank

Board Secretary
Partner
Wood & Lamping LLP

Cynthia S. Hughes

Sr. Financial Executive & Former CFO
Sycamore Gas, Inc.

Dan Neyer

President
Neyer Properties

Andrew Ritch

Director- Strategy and Business Planning
Duke Energy

Dick Westheimer

Principal
Westheimer Enterprises

Peggy Zink

President
Cincinnati Works

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