Colorado State University: BA Spanish - Latin American Studies
Ernest Jolly, CEA, CEM
Energy Chief, DC Water
Drexel University: BBA – Marketing Management
Tim Witting, BEP, CEM
Tim Witting is a Business Development Manager at NAC Group, a local union mechanical contracting firm specializing in HVAC construction, service and controls. He has more than 9 years of experience in energy solutions with a specialization in cogeneration, HVAC, building automation, and lighting. Mr. Witting has been accredited as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Business Energy Professional (BEP) by the Association of Energy Engineers. In addition to energy efficiency, his experience includes 8 years in real estate and financial services in the DC Metro region.
Mr. Witting serves as the Vice President of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. He has authored and presented multiple white papers and presentations for several national conferences and associations, including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Mr. Witting is also an active member of the United States Green Building Council.
For the past 14 years, Mr. Lord has worked as an Energy Education Specialist for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. Mr. Lord is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). In addition to the CEM, Mr. Lord holds several other certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers including Certified Sustainable Development Professional, Certified Demand Side Management Professional, Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. Mr. Lord is also licensed teacher in VA with 10 years of classroom experience.
Mr. Lord Currently is the President of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. In addition, he serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Climate, Energy & Environmental Policy Committee. Mr. Lord also serves as co-chair of the Loudoun County Public Schools Advanced Energy Task Force.
The Energy and Environment Team program that Mr. Lord co-administers has saved the taxpayers of Loudoun County over $83 million and reduced CO2 emissions by over 400,000 metric tons since its inception in 1993. In addition, the program has been awarded many honors and recognitions including:
The 2016 Association of Energy Engineers International Award for Institutional Energy Management, Two Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Climate and Energy Leadership Award. The Virginia School Boards Association’s Green Schools Challenge, and 9-time winner – EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence 2010-2018.
For more information: LCPS Energy & Environment Team
John Lord, CEM, CSDP, CDSM, CEA, CMVP
Mr. Jolly works in the Office of the General Manager as Energy Chief. As the Authority’s senior energy advisor, he ensures that DC Water energy strategic interests are understood, advanced and protected throughout the legislative and regulatory processes. In this role, he provides technical expertise used in formulating and implementing energy management strategies for process and equipment improvements. He also investigates and pursues federal, state and local utility grants and rebates for energy conservation. He serves as liaison to energy and environmental regulatory agencies and trade associations on energy and climate issues. He is a Board member of Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter and the Maryland – District of Columbia Utilities Association.
Mr. Jolly joined DC Water in August 2008 as the energy manager in the Department of Engineering and Technical Services and was responsible for the energy supply portfolio and energy usage. He then served as the Strategic Planning Chief until January 2015 leading the development of DC Water Strategic Plan Blue Horizon 2020. He has more than 30 years of executive and operational leadership experience in the public utility, nonprofit and military sectors. He is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and retired Navy Commander.
He is a certified energy manager, a certified energy auditor and a certified career and leadership coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a combined administrator for Erosion and Sediment Control (Virginia). He shares his insights as a requested presenter and panelist for organizations such as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), National Governors Association, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission and the District’s Department of Energy and the Environment as well as for The Water Environmental Federation and EPA’s conferences on energy and on the energy/water nexus.