Kathleen Staks - Executive Director
Nancey Steinheimer - Assistant to the Director
Andrew Sand –Assistant Director Policy and Legislation
Andrew works on legislative affairs, researches and develops policy and legislative initiatives, monitors energy legislation, and provides stakeholder support for emerging energy markets.
Andy Cordova - Senior Technical and Training Manager
Andy’s years of experience in weatherization enable him to oversee the technical functions of the CEO Weatherization Program.
Cassidy Green - Weatherization Program Analyst
Cassidy determines how process, policy, budget and technology changes affect the CEO Weatherization Program. He is responsible for creating metrics reports to determine the Weatherization Program's performance.
Chi Nguyen - Network Administrator
Christopher Worley - Director of Policy & Research
Chris oversees the Policy & Research group, which engages with external stakeholders and provides technical support to the Colorado General Assembly and to state agencies.
Christian Williss - Director of Programs & Initiatives
Christian manages CEO's team of program managers and engineers. The Programs and Initiatives team is responsible for managing existing programs and launching new initiatives in the areas of energy performance contracting, residential energy efficiency, alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, and agricultural energy efficiency.
Don Walker - Weatherization Quality Assurance Manager
Don oversees the Weatherization Quality Assurance Program and performs inspections of the weatherization work performed in Colorado. He provides program guidance to weatherization agencies around Colorado while updating and monitoring policies and procedures.
Gillian Weaver - Weatherization Program Associate
Gillian maintains the Weatherization policy manual, sharing program procedures and updates with Weatherization sub-grantees and communicating with clients and constituents regarding the Weatherization Program.
Gregg Hefner - Director of Accounting & Budget
Gregg is responsible for development, tracking and reporting of internal, external, and federal budgets.
Heatheryn Higgins - Public Information Officer & Outreach Director
Heatheryn answers all media requests and directs campaigns to put Colorado Energy Office programs before the public.
Jeffrey King - Business Development Manager
Jeff researches, develops, deploys and promotes financing solutions for the advancement of energy and energy efficiency. He serves as an energy finance resource for Colorado-based start-ups.
Joseph Pereira - Director of Low-Income Energy Services
Joe oversees the strategic direction and operations of CEO's low-income energy services. He coordinates policy and programs and assists with regulatory efforts focused on reducing energy burden to income-qualified households.
Karen Phelan - Deputy Director
Karen oversees the strategic planning and reporting process, leads strategic communications planning and messaging, and ensures office efficiency and effective management.
Kim Burke - Senior Project Manager/Residential
Kim works to advance residential energy efficiency across the state by promoting the adoption of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score. She also develops and expands financing solutions to encourage consumers to invest in the efficiency, health, safety, and comfort of their homes.
Lindsey (Wedewer) Stegall - Policy & Regulatory Analyst
Lindsey monitors and analyzes energy-related regulatory and policy developments and provides research and development support for new initiatives aimed at advancing emerging energy markets.
Maria Eisemann - Transportation Policy Analyst
Maria advises and works with stakeholders on strategies to promote alternative fuels, vehicles and technologies aimed at promoting economic development in Colorado's energy sector.
Matthew Robinson - Program Engineer
Matthew supports CEO’s programs, in particular the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) program, by providing engineering technical assistance to support energy and resource efficiency activities in state facilities, K12 schools, colleges and local government facilities.
Michael Turner - Senior Program Manager
Michael manages energy efficiency programs for the state's K-12, state and local government, and commercial/industrial sectors.
Mirka della Cava - EPC Program Manager/Team Lead
Mirka connects energy service companies (ESCOs) and public agencies to help the agencies realize savings from energy efficiency opportunities in existing facilities. She provides support for both parties throughout the Energy Performance Contracting program project.
Nancy Burkhart - Communications Associate
Nancy provides support to CEO program managers by writing and editing content for websites, publications, and marketing materials.
Paul Scharfenberger - Director of Finance
Paul is responsible for leading CEO's efforts toward establishing long-term, sustainable financing solutions for projects and companies across the energy spectrum and across all sectors of Colorado's economy. This entails managing in-house, market-facing finance programs, coordinating stakeholders in an effort to leverage external resources, and assisting in the development of legislation capable of addressing the finance gaps in Colorado's energy markets.
PJ Johnson - Budget Analyst
PJ develops, tracks and manages both internal and external budgets. She also develops fiscal note budgets and federal grant budgets, and produces quarterly and year-end reports.
Ryan Harry – Senior Program Manager
Ryan oversees operations for CEO's Weatherization Assistance Program. He manages the analysis and process development of the Weatherization Program.
Ryan Manzik - Weatherization Performance & Relations Manager
Ryan is responsible for the overall performance, compliance and relational aspects of the Weatherization Program. He guides CEO's Weatherization Program partnerships management.
Samantha Reifer - Research and Outreach Associate
Sammy tracks energy data, develops models and conducts quantitative analyses to assist in in CEO's policy and program objectives. She conducts research on policy-related initiatives and
develops strategies to engage stakeholders on energy issues.
Sara Graf - Senior Contracts Manager
Sara manages the contract and procurement process for CEO and the Governor's Office. She serves as the primary purchasing agent while developing applications and solicitations for grants and professional services to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Taylor Lewis - Program Engineer
Taylor supports CEO’s programs, in particular the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) program, by providing engineering technical assistance to support energy and resource efficiency activities in state facilities, K12 schools, colleges and local government facilities.
Theresa Takushi - Program Manager
Theresa provides support to the state's Greening Government initiative.
Zach Owens - Program Manager
Zach manages CEO's residential new homes program, which includes two areas: builders' technical assistance and energy conservation building codes. Zach also manages Charge Ahead Colorado and other CEO initiatives, including solar thermal and the State Capitol's LEED certification.
Zac Stewart - Weatherization Technical and Training Specialist
Zac provides weatherization training and technical assistance to weatherization partners throughout the state. He assists in performing quality assurance inspections on completed weatherization jobs.