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Jeff Ackermann - Director

Nancey Steinheimer Assistant to the Director


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.

 Contact: 303-866-2497


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.

Contact: 303-866-2204

Chi Nguyen - Network Administrator


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.

Contact: 303-866-2614


Christian Williss - Director of Programs & Initiatives 

Christian manages all of CEO's programs including residential and commercial buildings.

Contact: 303-866-2386


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.    

Contact: 303-866-2262


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.

Contact: 303-866-2212


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.   

Contact: 303-866-3464


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.

Contact: 303-866-2163


Joseph Pereira - Director of Weatherization

Contact: 303-866-4663


Kimberly Speyrer - Weatherization Contracts and Outcomes Manager

Kimberly assists with managing the sub-grantees in the Weatherization Assistance Program, her responsibilities include monitoring production goals and ensuring that budgetary and financial requirements are met during performance periods.  

Contact: 303-866-2264


Margie Carrasco - Weatherization Production Program Manager

Margie oversees the production and technical aspects of the weatherization program statewide.

Contact: 303-866-2084


Matthew Campagnoli - Budget Management Analyst

Matt sets up competitive solicitations, manages the performance of contracts and manages both quarterly and annual reporting.

Contact: 303-866-3964


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.

Contact: 303-866-3873


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.

Contact: 303-866-6665

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.

Contact: 303-866-6585


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.

Contact:  303-866-2259


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.

Contact: 303-866-2432


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.

Contact: 303-866-2343


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.

Contact: 303-866-6472


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.

Contact: 303-866-2326


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.

Contact: 303-866-2791


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.

Contact: 303-866-2601


Tom BinetBusiness 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.


Wes Maurer - Transportation Program Manager

Wes manages CEO's transportation programs including Charge Ahead Colorado.