CINCINNATI – The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance announces its Board of Directors and elected Officers. The Energy Alliance Board is comprised of leaders in the business, economic development, workforce development, energy, and non-profit community.
Board of Directors
- Larry Feist – Program Chair, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Cincinnati State
- Al Gaspari, CPA – Sr. Manager – KPMG, LLP
- Jeff Martin – Development Officer – Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC)
- Sr. Ann Rene McConn – President – Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
- Dr. Richard Nault – Vice President of Student Affairs Emeritus – Miami University
- Dan Neyer – President – Neyer Properties
- Jock Pitts – President – People Working Cooperatively
- Rob Richardson, Jr., Esq – Construction Market Representative, Ohio Valley and Southern States Region – Laborers, Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LACET)
- Andrew Ritch – Director, Strategy and Business Planning – Duke Energy
- Gwen Robinson – President/CEO – Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
- Mike Rohrkemper – Chief Executive Officer – Gold Star Chili
The Board of Directors has elected Dan Neyer as President of the Board, Dr. Richard Nault as Secretary, and Mike Rohrkemper as Treasurer.
The Energy Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides educational, project management, and financing services for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. It is a multi-jurisdictional collaboration funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Ohio, as well as the cities of Covington and Florence and counties of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell in Kentucky, and a broad cross-section of public and private partners that include the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Duke Energy.
The Energy Alliance’s initial focus is on the residential, non-profit, and small commercial building sectors. The Energy Alliance intends to change the perception of energy efficiency, why it’s important to the community in creating jobs and reducing dependence on foreign oil, and how it saves the customer money. This will be accomplished through neighborhood outreach programs and the development of innovative financing mechanisms to make the retrofit process simple and affordable for everyone.