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Regional Meeting - Northeastern States (NAESCO Members Only)

Regional Meeting - Northeastern States (NAESCO Members Only)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023


Northeastern States

 Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA – The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh


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 employees of member companies only, except where NAESCO has specifically invited a key ally for our industry. Space is limited to 45 people and 2 representatives per company.

Agenda (all times Eastern Time Zone): 

11:00 AM Discussion with Douglas Hatcher: Douglas Hatcher, the Director for Energy at the Pennsylvania Department of General Services will join us through lunch. He will give a short talk about what he sees happening in Pennsylvania and updates that he can share. Bring your questions for Douglas, as it will be an informal time for him to speak with us.

Mr. Douglas Hatcher is the Director of the Energy and Resource Management Office/Bureau for Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services (DGS). He has 25+ years of experience in facility management and maintenance obtained with DGS and in the U.S. Navy. His knowledge and experience provide leadership and oversight to the Commonwealth's Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) program.

In 2015, Mr. Hatcher assumed the responsibilities of the GESA program. His priority was to revise and rebrand the program with the purpose of communicating to other Commonwealth Agencies that the benefits outweigh the risks, and the great potential for positive results from the program. With a small team of very talented personnel, Mr. Hatcher transformed the program, which was viewed with skepticism and negativity, to one that is successful, understood, and well received. Under Mr. Hatcher 's leadership, he and his team have initiated $220 Million in GESA projects while generating $17 Million in annual savings.

12:00 PM Lunch All - sponsorship available!

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

1:00-4:30 PM State Discussions 

Michigan - Charles McGinnis, Johnson Controls

Indiana - Brent VanHoose, Energy Systems Group

Ohio - James Wilbanks and Matthew Joseph, Brewer-Garrett

West Virginia - Andrew Apro, Perfection Group

Virginia - TBD

Maryland - Paul Napoli, Johnson Controls

New Jersey - Sean Yates, Honeywell

Pennsylvania - Mark Gallick, McClure

New York - Brian Donald, Centrica

Delaware - All

4:30 PM Wrap Up All 

5:00 - 7:00 PM Social Event at Shorty's Pins x Pints, 353 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - Sponsorship available!

Available Sponsorships:

Exclusive Lunch Sponsor $2500

Social Event Sponsor $2500

Please email Heidi Kurtz at for sponsorship information. Each sponsorship includes two complimentary registrations.

Hotel Information:

The hotel is offering a special room rate of $169 for our event. Newly built, this includes a free breakfast, free valet parking, and complimentary internet access. To reserve your room, call 412.231.7777 and state you are calling for the NAESCO group rate or go to our event attendee website by July 11, 2023.

The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
757 Casino Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
Event Contact
Michelle Yoon
(202) 822-0952
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