2024 KEEA & EEA-NJ Board Biographies

Board President

Carolyn Sloan
Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Market Development
Oracle Energy and Water

Carolyn is a Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Market Development at Oracle Energy & Water. She works within the Opower line of business, engaging with utilities, regulators and stakeholders across the MidAtlantic to support behavioral energy efficiency, demand response, and customer engagement programs. Prior to her position with Oracle, Carolyn worked on federal clean air and climate issues for the Business Council of Sustainable Energy and was a policy fellow with the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she also holds a JD from the University of Richmond School of Law. Carolyn lives in Washington, DC, and is an avid Caps fan.

Vice President

Joe Nunley
Managing Consultant
Green Energy Economics Group

Joe Nunley is a Managing Consultant for Green Energy Economics Group (GEEG). In this role, he is responsible for designing new energy efficiency portfolios, analyzing existing energy efficiency programs and portfolios, performing management consulting for home performance contractors, and continuous improvement process of existing program designs. Prior to joining GEEG, Joe served as the Vice President of Program Services at PSD. In this role Joe led the PSD Program Services Division, which implements Residential, Commercial, and Energy Code Programs throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Joe has been in the EE field for 15 years. Prior to joining PSD, he was an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Senior Analyst with UGI Utilities, where he was responsible for managing the commercial and residential natural gas Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs. Joe was also responsible for emerging technologies, customer satisfaction, and trade ally relations. Joe previously worked as an Energy Efficiency Trade Ally Manager with Puget Sound Energy in Seattle, WA. Prior to that position, Joe spent eight years as the owner of a Harrisburg, PA energy auditing firm, focusing on Utility Low-Income Weatherization Programs, and residential and small commercial energy audits. Rooted in a deep love for building science, Joe is an Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Energy Manager (CEM) as well as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Building Analyst.


Ben Adams
Vice President – Program & Strategic Development
MaGrann Associates

Ben is responsible for the identification and development of new services at MaGrann Associates, and supports program design for state and utility sponsored energy efficiency initiatives.

With 30 years in residential single and multi-family deployment, his experience ranges from low income retrofit to new construction and green building certification programs. Most recently, he has been focusing on integration of Internet of Things technologies into smart homes and buildings.

Ben sat on the RESNET Board of Directors from 2002 through 2016, was a Board Director of Affordable Comfort (now Building Performance Association) for 14 years, and was a founding Board member of both the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) and the Northeast HERS Alliance. He is a frequent advocate for residential energy efficiency issues, particularly related to whole-building approaches.

Ben began his career in energy efficiency at the New Zealand Ministry of Energy in 1982. He has an MBA from Drexel University and a B.S. from the University of Canterbury. He is a past president of his local food co-op, and in his spare time he is an avid road cyclist.


Julie de Seve
Program Director

Julie de Seve has been involved in energy efficiency programs for over a decade, first at Conservation Services Group and is now with CLEAResult. In NJ, Julie successfully led multiple NJ Clean Energy residential program initiatives including Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® as well as HVAC and ENERGY STAR products rebate programs. Currently, Julie leads a suite of energy efficiency residential programs in the region. She manages a team of local employees as well as a group of subcontractors to deliver these programs which includes Specialty Lighting, Energy Efficient Homes, RAD compliant Appliance Recycling and Student Education. Julie resides in NJ and manages the Residential Portfolio out of CLEAResult’s office in Allentown, PA.

Baird Brown
eco(n)law LLC

Baird Brown is the principal of eco(n)law. His practice is devoted to taking effective action on climate change and on issues of energy and environmental justice. He assists in the development of innovative programs and strategies for widespread adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable technologies. He has helped develop pooled procurement and financing techniques for energy efficiency and renewable energy and has structured public private partnerships for a broad array of infrastructure projects. Baird also advises on energy policy issues and represents clients before energy regulatory agencies. He helped form and serves as counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition.

Baird has played key roles in organizations that advance energy and sustainability goals. He served as a co-chair of energy-related committees of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association, and he was a principal author of the form Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreement for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the Energy Markets Association, and ABA. He serves on the boards of non-profit organizations that work for community revitalization and energy justice.

Tejas Desai
General Manager
Tri-State Light & Energy Inc.

As General Manager at Tri-State Light & Energy Inc. (TSLE), Tejas Desai currently leads the company’s growth in engineering, design-build, engineered solutions, energy management, and other utility programs. Since Tri-State Light & Energy joined EEA-NJ, Mr. Desai has become actively involved in the organization’s work on public sector procurement in New Jersey.

Prior to joining TSLE, Mr. Desai led Willdan’s Northeast and East Operations for Engineering Work and EE Programs, where he helped Willdan launch its New Jersey operations. Earlier in his career, he worked at WSP Consulting as a Lead Engineer and Assistant Project Manager. Mr. Desai serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) and the New Jersey Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Baird has played key roles in organizations that advance energy and sustainability goals. He served as a co-chair of energy-related committees of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association, and he was a principal author of the form Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreement for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the Energy Markets Association, and ABA. He serves on the boards of non-profit organizations that work for community revitalization and energy justice.

Paul Douglas
President & Co-Founder
The JPI Group

Paul Douglas is a entrepreneur, engaging speaker, and the President of the award-winning JPI Group. With experience spanning over 20 years in human capital, workforce development, and technology, Paul has adeptly steered JPI Group into a prominent position in the energy and healthcare sectors. The JPI Group has rapidly emerged as a leader in energy efficiency consultation, recruitment, and training in specialized energy skills. Their wide-ranging services benefit state agencies, utilities, implementation contractors, engineering firms, and technology companies across the United States. Alongside his wife, Iyomekha “Yom” Douglas, Paul has received multiple awards including the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Supplier of the Year and the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) Minority Business Advocate of the Year, with features in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Minority Business News. JPI Group’s mission is unwavering: to build community wealth by supporting underrepresented talent in hiring and training, and empowering small and MWBE businesses with growth and scaling resources.

Andy Frank
Founder & President

Andy Frank is excited to continue his service on the Board. As the founder of a company on the ground with homeowners and contractors, he knows how important policy decisions can be with the people that make our industry work. In the next few years, PA and NJ policy decisions could make or break our industry, including the next phase of Act 129 (PA) and the next energy efficiency program triennial implementation (NJ). As a board member and policy co-chair, Andy wants to make sure he is doing his part to ensure that all policy discussions and decisions are informed by kitchen table realities.

Peter Krajsa
Co-Chair & Founder
National Energy Improvement Fund

Peter Krasja was a founding board member of KEEA and a Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) the nation’s only Certified Benefit Corporation, US Department of Energy Home Improvement Expert lender partner. Pennsylvania-based, NEIF provides energy efficiency and resilience financing programs for home and businesses nationally through partnerships with governments, utilities, manufacturers and contractors. NEIF currently has over 1,000 partners focused on increasing the affordability of energy and resilience improvements.

Peter is a recognized innovator in energy efficiency finance for over two decades. He spear-headed the creation of a number of major national energy finance programs as CEO of AFC First Financial Corporation, a specialty residential energy efficiency lender, operating programs nationally with a network of over 6,000 participating contractors. Peter led the development of the company’s national EnergyLoan® program as one of Fannie Mae’s approved lenders; created the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, DEP and PHFA, which laid the foundation for WHEEL, (Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans), the world’s first investment grade rated securitization of a portfolio of unsecured energy loans. Under his leadership, AFC First closed over $500 million in energy efficiency loans, was named by the U.S. DOE as the nation’s first private Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsor, selected as one of five national pilot lenders for the HUD PowerSaver program, received the Alliance to Save Energy Andromeda Award and established the Green Energy Training Academy supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Most recently, he headed national channel business development for the innovative energy lender, Renew Financial, which acquired AFC First in 2015, as part of its national expansion plans.

He holds a B.S. Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Fred Maher
Director, Business Development
CMC Energy Services

As Director of Business Development, Fred Maher steers CMC Energy Services’ business growth and strategic marketing activities, creating multichannel campaigns optimizing lead generation and customer acquisition while working closely with the CMC Board and marketing partners. Prior to joining CMC, Mr. Maher served as Internal Communications Manager at Exelon Generation and held leadership roles in communications departments at PECO—where he created and managed all facets of a $5 million project to give homeowners energy reports—and the Klein College of Media and Communication. He has a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and an M.A. in Mass Media and Communications from Temple University.

Liz McQuaide
Senior Programs Manager
Franklin Energy

With over a decade in the energy services industry, Elizabeth McQuaide currently provides leadership and management to several energy efficiency programs as Senior Programs Manager at Franklin Energy. She manages Duquesne Light’s non-residential portfolio and FirstEnergy’s PA Utilities Residential Products Act 129 programs, where she leads a team of energy professionals delivering residential and non-residential energy efficiency and grid optimization programs for utility clients. Prior to joining Franklin Energy, Ms. McQuaide served as Program Manager at CLEAResult, Common Systems and Process Leader at Honeywell, and Marketing Manager at the Dollar Energy Fund. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Nancy Mifflin
Mifflin Consulting, LLC

Nancy Mifflin is an independent consultant to energy and utility companies and their suppliers. She is Founder and Principal of Mifflin Consulting LLC, which became a certified minority-owned, women-owned business through the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council in early 2022. Ms. Mifflin has years of global consulting experience working with energy companies in the US, Canada, and the UK. Her work projects often involve system modernization due to mergers, smart meter/grid programs, and regulatory compliance programs.

Ms. Mifflin has a nationwide professional network of energy executives and senior managers and extensive involvement with the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), where she served as President of AABE’s Philadelphia chapter, AABE’s Mid-Atlantic Regional director, and first Vice President of the AABE National Board of Directors. She is highly active in Philadelphia’s energy efficiency sphere, where she chairs the Board of the Energy Coordinating Agency, serves on the Energy Action Team of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and frequently provides consulting services to the Philadelphia Energy Authority and PECO. Her past roles include management positions with PECO and Exelon and Adjunct Instructor of Statistics at Eastern University.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Applied Research from the Hahnemann Graduate School (now part of Drexel University).

Renwick Paige
Energy Infrastructure Partners

Renwick “Renny” Paige founded Energy Infrastructure Partners (“EIP”) in 2011. EIP specializes in energy and energy efficiency projects and is headquartered in New York City. It is uniquely positioned in the market as one of the only Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) with over 20 years of project finance and municipal finance experience.

Renny has broad development and financial structuring experience across the infrastructure and alternative investments markets and has closed over $10 billion of financial transactions. Mr. Paige has substantial experience with the municipal and governmental sector client base and substantial operational expertise informed by his roles as Chief Marketing Officer for both an AmLaw 100 law firm and a national utility privatization firm. He has over 30 years of experience in infrastructure finance, public finance and private equity. Mr. Paige is also an executive board member of New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), a public private partnership that finances energy efficiency in New York City buildings.

Jared Shari
Residential HVAC Product Management
ABCO Supply Corp.

Jared Shari is the Residential HVAC Product Manager with ABCO Supply Corp. Jared has been with ABCO for 5 years, and as Product Manager he works diligently with his teams to get all pertinent energy efficiency rebates into the hands of the relevant sales teams, contractors, and end-users. Jared and his teams work to ensure successful operations and sales throughout the company.

ABCO serves the Northeast region, including four branch locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey. Prior to joining ABCO, Jared was the Director for his family-owned business where he learned all aspects of the HVAC-industry including sales, installation, service, warehouse management, estimating, and general management. Jared attended Southeastern University studying Theatre and Communications.

Kevin Warren
Warren Energy

Kevin Warren was an original member of the KEEA Board and served for roughly 10 years. Like several other Board members, he has been involved with PA ACT129 since its development and lobbied for its passage prior to KEEA’s official founding. His energy efficiency experience has focused on large multifamily, industrial, and commercial facilities.

Kevin Warren founded and is the principal of Warren Energy. Prior to starting the company, he was co-founder and principal of kW Engineering in Oakland, California. Kevin is a nationally recognized expert on measurement and verification (M&V) and impact evaluation. He is an active member of the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s (EVO) International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) committee where he is the chair of the IPMVP EM&V subcommittee. Kevin has represented EVO in energy efficiency protocol efforts with NAESB, the World Bank, and ANSI. He is a registered professional engineer in five states and has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, received in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Solar Energy Laboratory.

Kevin serves on the Chester County Energy and Environmental Advisory Board, the Oxford Regional Planning Commission’s Environmental Advisory Council, the Elk Township Open Space Committee, and his wife Jenifer’s school board reelection committee. He is also the President of the Elk Creeks Watershed Association.