Veronica (Ronni) McTier, PMP
Energy Efficiency Program Manager, ICF International

​AEE Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Utility Energy Efficiency & Conservation Programs

His focus is on managing NOVEC’s key commercial accounts and load management program as well as program management for NOVEC’s subsidiary companies. Joshua is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for NOVEC HELPS, NOVEC’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization. He has over 7 years of experience in marketing, operations management, HVAC, and program management. He has successfully passed the CEM exam and is recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers as an Energy Manager in Training. Joshua holds an MBA from George Mason University and a BS from the University of South Carolina.  

Mr. Trabue serves as the Director of the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility and he is the Co-Founder of the Green Builders Council of the District of Columbia.  Prior to his current position, he was the Vice President for District of Columbia Affairs at PEPCO. Mr. Trabue has worked at the Greater Washington Board of Trade as Staff Director for Critical Issues for the District of Columbia and Maryland. Prior to joining the Board of Trade, Mr. Trabue served as Chief of Staff for Council Chairman Linda Cropp. Ted Trabue served on the District of Columbia State Board of Education for over five years.  He served as President of the Board for two years between 2010 and 2012 and Vice President of the Board in 2009. Mr. Trabue is a fourth generation Washingtonian and like his mother and grandmother, he attended the District of Columbia Public Schools. He received a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. Mr. Trabue is a member of the DC Bar and serves on the boards of directors of DC Appleseed and DC VOICE.


10:00 - 10:30am Registration/Networking

​10:30 - 11:30am Lunch and Opening Remarks/Chapter Updates

11:30am - 1:30pm Presentations/Panel Discussion/ETC

​1:30 - 2:00pm Questions/Networking/Conclusion

Panel Moderator:  Gilbert ‘Gil’ D Jaramillo
NOVEC Energy Solutions – Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Non-Members of AEE - $40

AEE Professional Chapter Members - $30

​AEE Student Chapter Members - Free

Ted Trabue
Director, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility


Friday, March 22, 2019 10am – 2:00pm


Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus

Ernst Community Cultural Center – The Forum (second floor)

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

​Parking in designated in LOTB-15 

Cooperative (NOVEC) where he is still employed today.  Over the last 30 years, Gil has held various management positions in NOVEC’s Operations, Engineering, Business Development, and Power Supply divisions.  In 2004, Gil also took on the added responsibility of leading NOVEC’s natural gas marketing affiliate NOVEC Energy Solutions (NES) as Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. His current duties with NOVEC include overseeing its Key Accounts Program, Economic Development, Load Management Program, Cost of Service Studies & Rate Design, Special Contracts and Optimization of NOVEC’s Power Supply Portfolio.

Steve Patterson

Director of Facilities, Northern Virginia Community College

In 1987, Gil received his BSEE from New Mexico State University with a concentration in Power Engineering.  In 1996, Gil earned his Master of Engineering Management, with a concentration in Environmental & Energy Management from George Washington University.  Past certifications include Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) Gil started his career with El Paso Electric Company in 1984, where he worked in various engineering capacities in Distribution Protection, Operations and Transmission Engineering.

In 1988, Gil moved to Virginia and took a job with Northern Virginia Electric 

Join us for an engaging Panel and Q&A session of Utility Energy Efficiency & Conservation Programs. Utility companies are very good at meeting their long-range goals of cost-effectively maintaining energy supply and reliability.   One strategy is the implementation of programs that positively impact stakeholders.  These energy efficiency, conservation and demand control programs are beneficial to the entire system of production, supply, and end use. Being aware of these programs and the purpose for which they are implemented is the goal of this event.

Mark has more than 30 years of experience working with utilities and other energy efficiency programs, including 15 years with Duke Energy and 10 years with Advanced Energy. He specializes in understanding the client’s business, goals, and strategic plans, always with an eye on the future. Mark channels CLEAResult’s expertise, knowledge, and unique technologies, to address utility concerns and present solutions that drive our clients’ success.

Steve Patterson is an experienced Facilities Leader with 32 years of experience related to building improvements and energy services in the public and private sector. He is currently the Director of Facilities for Northern Virginia Community College, the largest Community College in the U.S.  His prior experience includes 20 years engaged in building improvement projects with a focus on energy conservation and 10 years with an electric utility. Mr. Patterson is a licensed Professional Engineer in VA, is a Certified Facility Manager, and his education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.  He was previously on the Executive Committee of the International Facility Management Association Capital Chapter and was formerly on the board of the Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter.

​Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter

Mark Gentry
Vice President of Business Development
Mid-Atlantic Region for CLEAResult

Joshua Cleveland
Business Development and Key Account Executive,

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) 

In her role as Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Ms. McTier designs creates and implements energy efficiency programs for Exelon utilities to include Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Delmarva Power and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd),  Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO), and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE).   Ronni supervises a diverse team of account managers who implement energy-saving strategies to reduce energy consumption. In her work, Ms. McTier must integrate national, regional and local energy strategies for the various Exelon companies with which she works.  Ronni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology.  Ronni also serves on the Baltimore Advisory Committee for the United States Green Building Council.    Ronni’s dedication to energy reduction helps to sustain a cleaner, brighter and more efficient world.