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New York City Regional Meeting (NAESCO Full and Affiliate Members Only)

New York City Regional Meeting (NAESCO Full and Affiliate Members Only)

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Description

New York City Regional Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2024 

Location: Etc. Venues/Convene

601 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10022


Introduction: 

This meeting is to strategize an approach for each state being considered. It is recognized that some states have more/less activity than others. The people/companies listed below are not expected to be presenters, but discussion leaders. This meeting is for full and affiliate member company employees only, except where NAESCO has specifically invited a key ally for our industry. Space is limited to 60 people and 2 representatives per company.

 

Agenda (all times Eastern Time): 

11:00 AM - Discussions with Karen Rantamaki and Carter Strickland: Karen Rantamaki, the Director of Plant & Property at the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services and Carter Strickland, the Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Climate Action at the State University of New York, will join us through lunch. They will give a short talk about what they see happening and updates they can share. Bring your questions, as it will be an informal time for them to speak with us.



Karen is the Director of Plant & Property at the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services, which encompasses the care and maintenance of 91 state facilities, oversight of the statewide leasing program, and management of building energy use across all state agencies. Karen previously worked in energy management for New Hampshire’s largest electric utility and has spent the last 19 years in public sector management including environmental regulation, energy, and facilities. In 2013, Karen reinvigorated New Hampshire’s ESPC program and has since completed five major projects in state facilities, overseeing the installation of more than $40M in energy conservation measures.  Prior to her current role, she served as Deputy Director for the  division, New Hampshire’s State Energy Manager, and a special project engineer with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Karen holds a professional engineering license in the State of New Hampshire and has served on the board of directors for the national Energy Services Coalition since 2016.


Carter is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Climate Action at the State University of New York, which spans 64 campuses, including three teaching hospitals, and educates 1.3 million students. With over 30 years of experience across government, nonprofit, and private sectors, Carter has been a leader on developing strategic visions and implementing tangible solutions to environmental issues and is a recognized subject matter expert in water, air, energy, natural climate solutions, climate risk assessment, and green business development, with a proven track record of driving organizational change, creating partnerships and policies, and building infrastructure. Previous posts include Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President and New York State Director for the Trust for Public Land, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, advisor for Closed Loop Partner’s organics recycling business, policy advisor to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a litigator and professor at the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic, prosecutor with the Office of the New York Attorney General Environmental Protection Bureau, and a board member of the Land Trust Alliance (New York), Billion Oyster Project, Natural Areas Conservancy, and Regional Plan Association. Carter teaches a graduate seminar on environmental infrastructure for sustainable cities at Columbia University.

12:00 PM Lunch All - sponsored by Metrus Energy!


12:45 PM Introduction to NAESCO Regional Meeting - Timothy Unruh, NAESCO 

1:00-4:30 PM State Discussions 

Maine - Art Woolverton, Siemens

Vermont - ALL

New Hampshire - ALL

Massachusetts - Dan Smith, Ameresco

Connecticut - Ed Daly, Energy Systems Group

Rhode Island - ALL

New York - John Drzymkowski, Johnson Controls

Pennsylvania - Dennis Clough, Navitas

New Jersey - Jack Yunaska, Schneider Electric

Delaware - ALL

Maryland - Alison Shea, The Efficiency Network

4:30 PM Wrap Up All 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Networking Social Event - one sponsorship still available! Event at Ophelia Lounge, 3 Mitchell Place (49th & 1st Ave) New York, NY 10017 - sponsored by Jaykal!


Sponsorship Contact:

Please email Heidi Kurtz at heidi.kurtz@naesco.org for sponsorship information.


Hotel Information

NAESCO does not have a specific hotel for this event. Please search for hotels near the meeting location

Pricing

NAESCO Members - $295

Lunch Sponsor - $2500

Networking Social Event Sponsor - $5000 exclusively (or find a friend to co-sponsor and split $2500 each)

Etc. Venues / Convene
601 Lexington Ave
New York City, NY 10022 United States
Event Contact
Michelle Yoon
(202) 822-0952
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Thursday, March 21, 2024
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