Jeff Ackermann - Director
Nancey Steinheimer - Assistant to the Director
Andy Caler - Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Andy is responsible for administering training and providing technical assistance for the weatherization program.
Andy Cordova - Weatherization Technical Program Managersistance Coordinator
Andy’s years of experience in weatherization enable him to oversee all technical functions and quality assurance of the CEO Weatherization program.
Cabell Hodge - Policy, Regulatory, and Emerging Markets Manager
Cabell prepares analyses of legislation and regulatory policy for a variety of energy issues. Additionally, he manages programs in emerging markets such as alternative fuel vehicles and advances in traditional energy production.
Christopher Worley - Senior Research, and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Chris provides economic analysis for the CEO Policy Team, intervenes on electrical sector dockets at the Public Utilities Commission, and participates in regional transmission planning groups.
Christian Williss - Director of Programs & Initiatives
Christian manages all of CEO's programs including residential and commercial buildings.
Cindy Callaway - Accounting Technician
Cindy is an integral member of the accounting team. She processes payments and assists the staff and accounting team with a myriad of daily tasks.
Denise Stepto - Deputy Director & Director of Communications
As Deputy Director Denise supports the Executive Director of the office. Denise is responsible for spearheading strategic direction for all communications, public relations and outreach for the office, as well as executing internal direction for all programs and initiatives of the office. Denise is the main point of contact for all media related inquiries.
Don Walker - Weatherization Senior QA Specialist
Don is responsible for field quality assurance inspections of the weatherization work performed in Colorado. He also provides program guidance to weatherization agencies around Colorado while updating and monitoring policies and procedures.
Jeanna Paluzzi - Energy Performance Contracting Program Manager
Jeanna manages CEO's public sector energy performance contracting program as well as its private sector pilot program.
Jeff Wanner - Energy Engineer
Jeff provides technical and project oversight for the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program. He works alongside building owners during all phases of EPC projects from initial scoping through the technical audit review and the Measurement & Verification (M&V) program post-construction to see that goals are realized.
Joseph Pereira - Director of Weatherization
Laurie King - IT Associate
Laurie works to develop, administer, design and report on both internal and external portals for both weatherization and the CEO as a whole.
Margie Carrasco - Weatherization Production Program Manager
Margie oversees the production and technical aspects of the weatherization program statewide.
Matthew Campagnoli - Budget Management Analyst
Matt sets up competitive solicitations, manages the performance of contracts and manages both quarterly and annual reporting.
Michael McReynolds - Policy, Outreach, and Emerging Markets Manager
Michael prepares analyses of legislation and regulatory policy for a variety of energy issues. He actively provides outreach to energy industry stakeholders and manages emerging market programs in areas such as transportation fuels.
Michael Turner - Energy Efficiency Programs Manager
Michael manages energy efficiency programs for the State's K-12, state and local government, and commercial/industrial sectors.
Nate Watters - Digital Communications Manager & Intern Program Manager
Nate manages all CEO websites, digital media, social media, graphic design, and the intern program. In addition, assists the Communication Director with internal and external communication, media and outreach services.
Neal Kemkar - Director, Policy & Legislation
As the Director of Policy & Legislation, Neal manages the CEO policy staff in developing policy agendas, while working closely with members of the Colorado General Assembly and energy industry stakeholders. He is responsible for developing quantitative and qualitative metrics to optimize legislative and strategic policies for the energy industry.
Paul Scharfenberger - Director of Finance & Operations
Paul manages CEO's market-facing finance programs and oversees CEO's accounting, contracting, and grant management activities. As director he manages all operations and finances of the office, providing strategic oversight and continuous management.
Peter Rusin - Residential Buildings Program Manager
Peter works programs and policies to increase the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Colorado. In this role he works to reduce the barriers to valuing energy efficiency in the home buying process, specifically on the Green MLS initiative, valuation case studies, and professional real estate training. Additionally, Peter oversees the ebergy codes program.
Ryan Manzik - Weatherization Program Senior Management Associate
Along with administering the annual request for application process for state weatherization agencies, Ryan also manages various aspects of the low-income weatherization program.
Sara Graf - Senior Contracts Manager
Sara oversees and manages the contract and procurement process for the CEO. She serves as the primary purchasing agent for the agency while developing applications and solicitations for grants and professional services to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Stacey Proctor - Senior Weatherization Program Manager
Stacey manages the low-income weatherization program both internally and externally with agencies and utility partners within the state.
Tara Phillips - Accountant
As the lead Accountant, Tara oversees the processing and recording of all accounting transactions within the office and helps to develop, maintain and streamline accounting systems as needed to ensure CEO programs meet all funding requirements.
Tom Binet – Business Development Manager
Tom is a business development manager with both the CEO and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), focusing on the recruitment and retention of businesses in the Energy & Natural Resources industries.
Tom Hunt - Senior Policy Advisor
Tom works with the director of policy & legislation toward developing quantitative and qualitative metrics to optimize legislative and strategic policies for the energy industry. He implements policy and legislative initiatives, while coordinating stakeholder outreach.