Chief Executive OfficerSee bio
Ted Schultz is the chief executive officer of E Source. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and is known for his focus on providing value to customers. Prior to joining E Source, he served as president of TROVE, senior vice president of utility solutions at Ecova, and vice president of marketing and energy efficiency at Duke Energy. Ted has held several advisory board positions at the national level, including with the Edison Foundation, National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, EPRI Energy Services, and JD Power Smart Grid Services. He currently serves on the Marketing Executive Conference.
Chief Strategy OfficerSee bio
Matthew Burks is the chief strategy officer, overseeing new product development, strategic partnerships, and corporate strategy for E Source. He has years of experience advising North America&rquo;s largest utilities on the connections between energy, technology, society, and policy. Matthew is an industry thought leader in the rapidly evolving electric and gas utility sectors, with a vision for innovating energy-related products and services and an extensive knowledge of customer experience. He focuses a behavioral lens on energy consumers and takes a holistic view of utility markets, disruptive technologies, and new business models.
Chief Commercial OfficerSee bio
Kelly Dietz is the chief commercial officer, overseeing business development and customer success for E Source. She has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience in the utility industry and a deep understanding of technology and solution delivery in advanced metering infrastructure, smart grid and smart city solutions, and advanced analytics. Before joining E Source, Kelly worked with companies such as Landis+Gyr, GRIDiant Advanced Analytics, Smart Synch (now Itron), and Mincom (now ABB).
Chief Technology OfficerSee bio
Dr. Adam Stotz is the chief technology officer at E Source, where he directs the strategic design, management, and implementation of the company’s product technology infrastructure. He’s obsessed with making data useful by incorporating predictive data science into his leadership. Before joining E Source, Adam was a principal research scientist at CUBRC, a leading data science research and development firm, where his team delivered predictive-analytics solutions for the US defense and intelligence communities.
Chief Financial OfficerSee bio
Jonathan Willcox, CPA, is the chief financial officer. As an active member of the Buffalo startup community, he has been a judge for Ignite Buffalo, an organizer for Techstars’ Buffalo Startup Weekend, and an advisor to startups and seed funds. Jonathan serves as the board treasurer of Westminster Economic Development Initiative, board treasurer of Field and Fork Network, board member of Niagara University Accounting Advisory Board, and was the former chair of the New York State Society of CPAs’ Buffalo Chapter Technology Committee.
Chief Administrative OfficerSee bio
Kym Wootton is the chief administrative officer and is responsible for the shared services of E Source: marketing, human resources, project management, IT, facilities, and business intelligence. She also manages the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Kym’s work establishes a clear vision for the organization with respect to strategy, mission, and organizational effectiveness that ensures alignment and collaboration across departments.
President, Technology Planning and Implementation ConsultingSee bio
Dale Pennington is president of technology planning and implementation. With more than 35 years of experience with emerging technologies in the utility and municipal space, he’s an expert at guiding utilities toward successful investments in advanced metering infrastructure, smart grid, smart water, smart gas, and smart cities. Before founding UtiliWorks Consulting in 2005, Dale served as executive vice president for Petroleum Information/Dwights Petroconsultants.
Senior Vice President, Management ConsultingSee bio
Filomena (Fil) Gogel is the senior vice president of management consulting. Her experience ranges from leading complete turnarounds of customer service operations to CX consulting. Prior to joining E Source, Fil held leadership roles at Public Service Electric & Gas and PG&E. Her consulting background at KPMG LLP and Capgemini crosses multiple industries, include healthcare and life sciences. Clients value her ability to help them create strategic visions; she excels at translating those visions into tactical execution to achieve their business objectives.
President, Research and AdvisorySee bio
Michael Carter is president of research and advisory, where he oversees the E Source subscription products and is responsible for the division’s growth and strategic direction. Over 25 years of experience in the energy industry has given Michael deep expertise in energy markets, electric power generation, power market analysis, renewable power, sustainability, and the transition to a low-carbon economy. He regularly acts as an adviser and board member to industry-focused businesses and start-ups. Before joining E Source, he served as chief revenue officer for first Energy Exemplar, then Energy Acuity and division head of SNL Energy.
The E Source Advisory Board is the executive committee providing guidance and thought leadership to E Source and to the energy utility market in general. Their wisdom, dynamic insight, innovative advice, and utility experience influence E Source decisions about research, strategy, and market direction. Their unbiased opinions provide wide perspectives as well as wise counsel on big-picture issues.
Former CEO, Tucson Electric Power and Illinois PowerSee bio
Charles Bayless was one of the first utility leaders to recognize the promise of distributed generation as a less risky and cleaner alternative to investment in conventional central-station generation. Bayless has been chairman, president, and CEO of both Tucson Electric Power (UniSource Energy) and Illinois Power (Illinova Corp.). Before that, he served in senior positions at Public Service of New Hampshire and Consumers Power (now Consumers Energy). Bayless has served on the boards of more than 15 organizations, including the Ontario Power Authority, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute.
Senior Attorney and Codirector, Natural Resources Defense Council Energy ProgramSee bio
Ralph Cavanagh is a champion of the notion that environmental solutions should contribute to the bottom line of polluting businesses, something that traditional regulations prevented. Cavanagh’s unparalleled success in persuading regulators of the merits of this once-unorthodox view helped to prove that utility regulatory reform is viable and that it yields substantial environmental gains. He has used public policy in an exemplary way to bring about positive, widespread changes in existing regulations and practices. Cavanaugh has been with the NRDC since 1979; he also served for 10 years as a member of the US Secretary of Energy’s advisory board.
John Di Stasio
President, Large Public Power CouncilSee bio
John Di Stasio was formerly the general manager and CEO of SMUD, where his accomplishments included improving reliability and offering some of the lowest electricity rates in California. He was also instrumental in securing a $127.5 million grant from the US Department of Energy to pursue a smart grid infrastructure project. Di Stasio is the past president of both the Northwest Public Power Association and the California Municipal Utility Association and the vice chair of the Large Public Power Council.
President and CEO, Smart Electric Power AllianceSee bio
Julia Hamm has 15 years of experience advising and collaborating with utilities, manufacturers, and government agencies on renewable-energy and energy-efficiency strategies and programs. The knowledge and experience she’s gained at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) since 2004 makes her one of the world’s foremost experts on the nexus between utilities and solar energy. She guides and oversees all of the research, education, and collaboration activities for SEPA’s more than 1,000 member companies. Prior to joining SEPA, she worked for ICF International, where she supported the US Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the ENERGY STAR program.
President and CEO, American Public Power AssociationSee bio
Sue Kelly guides American Public Power Association’s (APPA’s) efforts to influence power sector climate policy in a way that acknowledges the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the financial health of public power. Prior to becoming president and CEO, she was APPA’s senior vice president of policy analysis and general counsel. Kelly is a former principal with Miller, Balis & O’Neil, PC, where she represented electric utilities and their trade associations as well as other governmental entities, assisting them with restructuring-related issues before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, federal appellate courts, and state public utility commissions.
Founder and Managing Director, EnerTech CapitalSee bio
Scott Ungerer has been a leader in venture capital investing for the traditional and advanced energy sectors for nearly 20 years. He is one of the few in his field with an extensive and proven investment and management operations history. Ungerer looks for opportunities that reduce the cost and improve the customer experience related to all aspects of energy supply, delivery, and usage. His areas of expertise include companies that sell into central and distributed power generation; electric transmission; electric, natural gas, and water distribution; energy management for the customer premise; intelligent grid; and transportation.
Principal, Mindset MattersSee bio
Roger Woodworth has dedicated his life to helping people favorably transform the forces that shape social and economic outcomes. Over his 37-year career at Avista, he held a variety of roles, including vice president of operations, vice president for sustainable energy, and vice president of customer solutions. Prior to his early retirement in 2016, Woodworth served as corporate vice president and chief strategy officer. He was also president of Avista’s development subsidiary. As principal of Mindset Matters, Woodworth helps people refresh strategies, align efforts, and expand connections to achieve greater things. His clients include a wide range of for-profit, municipal, academic, and nonprofit organizations.