Staff and Board

Chelsea Harnish

Executive Director

Since 2015, Chelsea oversees all VAEEC operations and strategic initiatives, including programs, policy, communications, membership, and events. With over a decade of Virginia energy policy experience, Chelsea regularly engages with decision-makers, partners, and members to advance energy efficiency policies and programs that will help grow the industry throughout the Commonwealth. Prior to joining the VAEEC, … Read More

Jessica Greene

Outreach Director

Jessica Greene joined the VAEEC in September 2016. As Outreach Director, Jessica oversees the organization’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, work, educational events, and member engagement. She has diverse experience in the environmental field, including the areas of campaign planning, consulting, education, energy policy, and research. Prior to joining the VAEEC team, she … Read More

Rebecca Hui

Office Manager

Rebecca Hui joined VAEEC in October 2018. She is excited to bring her passions for writing and data analysis, honed through a varied professional background, with experience in agriculture, customer service, and communications, to the non-profit sphere to promote energy efficiency in Virginia. Rebecca is also an avid baker and lives in Richmond, VA with … Read More

John Morrill

VAEEC Chair | Fairfax County

John Morrill is the division manager for innovation and sustainability in the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) at Fairfax County. As a part of the County Executive’s Office, OEEC guides policy and implementation of several Fairfax County initiatives including its Operational Energy Strategy, Fairfax Green Initiatives, and the emerging Community Energy and Climate … Read More

Mark Jackson

VAEEC Vice Chair | Community Housing Partners

Mark Jackson joined Community Housing Partners (CHP) in 2009 after 20 years in business management and real estate development, where he gained experience in operations, project management, fiscal oversight, and customer service. As Vice President of CHP Energy Solutions he oversees all operations of the internationally-renowned Weatherization Assistance Program, Research and Training Center and Utility … Read More

KC Bleile

VAEEC Treasurer | Viridiant

Since 2006, KC Bleile has led Viridiant, first serving as Director of Operations and then as Executive Director. She joined Viridiant as its first employee and helped pioneer Virginia’s first state-side green building program. Under her leadership, the organization has helped certify nearly 3,000 homes, 270 low income multifamily projects representing over 19,000 dwelling units, and continues … Read More

Elizabeth Beardsley

VAEEC Secretary | U.S. Green Building Council

Elizabeth Beardsley is Senior Policy Counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council. Her portfolio includes federal, state, and local green building law and policy issues. Recently her work has focused on connecting building policy to climate mitigation and she represents USGBC at the UNFCCC climate change conferences (COP). She came to USGBC from the U.S. Government … Read More

Tim Bernadowski

Siemens Industry

Tim Bernadowski is a Lead Project Developer for Siemens and is responsible for engineering and development of energy performance contract and other energy service projects in the VA, MD, WV & PA regions. He has over 42 years of experience in the energy industry, and has developed, engineered, installed, marketed and managed energy projects in the … Read More

Carla Dix

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Carla Dix is currently Manager of Regulatory Affairs for Columbia Gas of Virginia, a position she accepted in April 2021.  She is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the Company’s rate-related activities, including the preparation and support of rate filings with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.  She is also responsible for managing Columbia’s energy efficiency … Read More

Bryna Dunn

Moseley Architects

Bryna Dunn is a Vice President, serving as the Director of Sustainability Planning, for Moseley Architects.  She works with project teams from the early planning through building construction to ensure that the most energy efficient and environmentally responsible solutions are considered and implemented where feasible. She has over 100 LEED certified projects in her portfolio. … Read More

Bill Eger

City of Alexandria

Bill Eger serves as the Energy Manager for the City of Alexandria, where he leads the City’s multi-disciplinary Office of Energy Management team – from planning to outreach through implementation – of Alexandria’s energy efficiency, clean energy, and other related sustainability initiatives. He is a registered Professional Engineer, US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, and a … Read More

Stephen Evanko

Dominion Due Diligence Group

Stephen Evanko is the Managing Director of Energy and Sustainability for Dominion Due Diligence Group (D3G) and is responsible for multifamily energy benchmarking, energy audits, energy modeling and green building consulting to support green financing. He has worked in the sustainability industry for the past 14 years and holds numerous industry certifications. Prior to D3G, Stephen … Read More

Michael Hubbard

Dominion Energy

Michael Hubbard is the Manager of Energy Conservation at Dominion Energy. His responsibilities include oversight and design of new DSM programs. He joined Dominion in 1996 and has served in a number of regulatory and customer service-related leadership roles. Michael joined the VAEEC Board in May 2018.

David Koogler

VAEEC Chair | Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

David Koogler serves as the Vice President of Member Services and External Affairs for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States.  David is responsible for the strategic leadership of all member support activities, including the contact center, billing and collections, key accounts, conservation and renewable energy programs, regulatory … Read More

Maggie Kelley Riggins

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Maggie Kelley Riggins serves as SEEA’s Built Environment Project Manager and has held this position since 2019, after serving as SEEA’s first Emerging Leader Fellow. She got her start as the Policy Analyst at the City of Brookhaven, where she focused on sustainability and energy with transportation projects and internal policies. Her current charge is … Read More

Leigh Anne Ratliff

Trane Technologies

Leigh Anne Ratliff is delighted to be participating with such a great organization doing vital work in the Commonwealth. For the last twelve years she’s been consulting and implementing the PJM demand response programs to hundreds of clients in Virginia. In the last three years, this work has brought back over a million dollars to … Read More

Carrie Webster

Henrico County

Carrie Webster is the Energy Manager of Henrico County, Virginia.  The Energy Manager works to reduce energy use and cost within the general government, schools, and public utilities.  Key activities include energy benchmarking, promoting conservation and efficiency, and implementing renewable energy. Carrie graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science. Carrie … Read More

David Steiner

DIRECTOR EMERITUS | D&R International

David Steiner is President of D+R International, Ltd., which has been instrumental in the support of innovative program design for energy efficiency adoption over its 30+-year history. The company focuses on high quality data that brings greater understanding of energy efficiency opportunities, market intelligence, and ultimately capture of energy savings. It has broadened its market … Read More