Keynote Speakers

  • Steven Driver, Global Energy Program Director

    Steven’s presentation will familiarize the audience with different financial techniques required to sell energy projects or an entire program to senior management. The overall process from setting the environmental/financial goal, to creating an energy baseline and preforming the critical energy audit is reviewed. Tracking performance is also discussed along with how to make a program sustainable over time.

  • Ron Frantzen, Executive Director Facility Management

    Ron will present on the need for energy efficiency at the work place. He will discuss methods for identifying these options which include: water conservation measures from sinks to toilets, lighting upgrades verses total fixture replacement, how parking lot LED lighting reduces electrical utilization and Facility Automation with Digital Direct Controllers for your Heating cooling systems that will saves thousands of expense dollars annually. 

  • Mandy La Brier , Director of Energy Management

    Mandy will be presenting about the city’s goals and initiatives to power buildings with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and the opportunities and challenges of public sector facilities renewable energy transition; as well as recent procurement to advance the solar industry through community-solar projects on City owned vacant land.

  • Jim Davoux, Director, Global Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability

    Jim’s presentation title is “Laboratory Lighting and HVAC Savings” which will explain how AbbVie installed LED lighting along with a next generation lighting control system to reduce the electricity spend in one of their large laboratory buildings in the Chicago area.  Then leveraged the new lighting control system and the existing building automation system to drive further HVAC energy savings. This presentation will give an overview of the project and highlight the opportunities and challenges.

  • Karen York, Chief Sustainability Officer

    Liz, appointed as the first CSO for CDC in 2008, establishes sustainability in CDC policy and operations, implements healthy and sustainable work environments, and facilitates staff involvement in sustainability efforts. She has received two White House awards for Sustainability and is an acclaimed Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for her work building healthy environments.

  • Nate Verhanovitz, Engineering Director

    Michigan State University has constructed the largest non-utility Carport Solar Array in North America. It consists of five commuter parking lots on MSU’s main campus including 5,000 parking spots and 45 acres. This renewable energy has been successfully integrated into the campus Microgrid together with traditional gas-fired electric generation assets in a central plant. This case study covers the operational details and lessons learned at the central plant from solar operations.

  • MaryAnn Ibeziako, Director of Engineering and Energy

    MaryAnn oversees a staff of 28 Engineers and Energy Managers and is responsible for the overall energy program. As Director, MaryAnn provides Facilities Management wide engineering support with regard to design standards, commissioning, energy modeling, and the Utility Master Plan. 

  • Ruby Cruz & Marcus Lewis, Corporate Energy Manager

    Ruby and Marcus will give you a comprehensive look at the impact that energy efficiency strategies especially NYC H + H’s Energy Management Model has on energy and greenhouse gas reduction efforts at the largest public health system in the country.

  • Julie Paquette, Director of Energy Management

    Julie is the Director of Energy Management within the Office of Facilities. In this role, she leads a broad portfolio of initiatives in support of the University’s energy and sustainability goals. Julie has extensive technical experience with high performance building and campus energy systems, and is personally and professionally committed to sustainability innovation, education, and advocacy.

  • John Gioioso, Senior Director, Corporate Building Services & Real Estate

    John has dedicated his career to the Facilities/Real Estate industry. He oversees the functions of real estate, design, construction, FF&E, corporate services, and facilities. He holds a BSBA in management from Suffolk University and Masters in Facilities from Cambridge College. In addition, two designations. Certified facilities manager (CFM) and Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR).

  • Stephanie Benfield, Sustainable Director

    Stephanie, a long time environmental advocate and a former state representative from DeKalb County, most recently had been serving as the executive director of Green Law, an environmentally-oriented law firm.  She is now the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where she will continue to manage, implement and further develop Mayor Reed’s sustainability plan, as well as support existing projects related to sustainability for the City of Atlanta.

  • Joseph K Han, Associate Vice President of Facilities

    Joseph Han has served 26 years in private and public universities. Currently the associate vice president of administration and operations for Cleveland State University, Joseph provides leadership for the University Architect’s Office, Capital Planning & Real Estate, Facility Management & Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Campus Safety, University Police, and Information Services &Technology.

  • Jedd Winkler, Energy Program Manager

    In 2008 Aurora Health Care, a healthcare provider in Wisconsin initiated an energy management program for their hospital portfolio to reduce operational costs. This presentation reviews how healthcare providers can internally implement an effective energy program in a changing financial environment with limited capital resources. Building blocks will be shown including gaining management support, policy development, tracking tools, structure, best practice sharing. Case studies at select sites that attained $7MUSD savings will be presented.



  • Generation & Distribution Systems
  • Consumption & Storage
  • Advanced Monitoring & Smart Controls
  • Smart Coordination & Automation
  • Physical & Cyber Security


  • Increase Energy Security for Critical Facilities
  • Reduce Dependence on Aging Infrastructure
  • Reduce Energy Costs
  • Meet Increased Government Renewable Mandates
  • Reduce Emissions
  • Use Government Incentives & Programs for Investment in Our Electrical Future
  • Improve Cost & Reliability Through Localized Energy & the Associated Advanced Control

Cities & Municipalities

  • Increase Energy Reliability & Resiliency Against Events That Cause Grid Outages
  • Integrate Cost Effective Solutions
  • Use Government Incentives & Programs For Investment In Our Electrical Future

Commercial & Industrial MicroGrids

  • Reduce Energy Costs
  • Utilize Increased Energy Market Participation Options
  • Adopt Renewable & On-Site Energy For Sustainability
  • Be A Leader In Technology
  • Use Government Incentives & Programs For Investment In Our Electrical Future
  • Improve Cost & Reliability Through Localized Energy & The Associated Advanced Control

Distributed Energy & Microgrids

  • Off-grid & Grid-Connected Microgrids
  • Conventional & Renewable Power Generation
  • Smart Coordination & Automation
  • Advances in Physical & Cyber Security
  • Grid Stabilization & Connection
  • Advanced Energy Storage
  • Intelligent Control Technology
  • Advanced Lighting & Controls
  • Smart Metering Solutions
  • Moving Into The Cloud
  • Financing for Onsite Power

Solar & Energy Storage Systems

  • Increased Energy Efficiency With No Reliance On The Grid And Optimal Total Cost Of Ownership
  • Smart Microgrids Mean Efficient Power That Can Be Produced Where And When It's Needed Without Transmission Lines And Transformer Losses
  • High Performance, Scalable System Designed And Built Using Standardized Building Blocks That Are Easy And Quick To Install Even In Challenging Environments

Smart Grid

  • More Efficient Transmission Of Electricity
  • Quicker Restoration Of Electricity After Power Disturbances
  • Reduced Operations & Management Costs For Utilities, And Ultimately Lower Power Costs For Consumers
  • Reduced Peak Demand, Which Will Also Help Lower Electricity Rates
  • Increased Integration Of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Systems
  • Better Integration Of Customer-Owner Power Generation Systems, Including Renewable Energy Systems
  • Improved Security

Iot-Driven Grid Management Systems

  • Optimizing Line Voltage To Minimize Energy Losses And Line Damage
  • Locating The Source Of Sags, Surges & Outages
  • Improving Load Balancing, Restoring Services Faster & Making Safer Override Decisions
  • Identifying The Source Of Technical & Nontechnical Losses In The System
  • Reducing The Costs Of Service
  • Lowering Outage Investigation Times By Isolating Fault Locations

Anchor Generation for Microgrids

  • 24 X 7 Uninterruptible Power
  • Avoided T&D Investments
  • Improved Power Quality
  • Energy Security & Resilience Under Threats
  • Air Pollutant Reduction
  • Reduced Water Usage
  • IPower Factor & Voltage Profile Improvement

Asset-Backed Demand Response

  • Get Insights Into Your Energy Usage
  • Enhance Reliability
  • Ensure 24/7 Power In An Effective And Affordable Way
  • Improve Stability
  • Level Out Your Energy Spend And Gain Greater Control
  • Reduce Cost
  • Get More From Your Energy Budget With Measurable Solutions


  • CHP Is More Efficient Than Separate Generation Of Electricity & Heating/Cooling
  • Higher Efficiency Translates To Lower Operating Costs (But Requires Capital Investment)
  • Higher Efficiency Reduces Emissions Of Pollutants
  • CHP Can Also Increase Energy Reliability & Enhance Power Quality


  • Generation & Distribution Systems
  • Consumption & Storage
  • Advanced Monitoring & Smart Controls
  • Smart Coordination & Automation
  • Physical & Cyber Security


  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
  • Aurora Saint Luke's Medical Center
  • Barnstable County
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Berkshire County
  • Bristol County
  • Butterworth Hospital
  • Camp Butner
  • Camp Curtis Guild
  • Camp Davis
  • Camp Edwards
  • Camp Mackall
  • Carlisle Barracks
  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • Christiana Hospital
  • City of Baltimore
  • City of Boston
  • City of Charlotte
  • City of Chicago
  • City of Columbus
  • City of Connecticut
  • City of Detroit
  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Jacksonville
  • City of Louisville
  • City of Memphis
  • City of Miami
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Nashville
  • City of Philadelphia
  • CJW Medical Center-Chippenham Campus
  • Dukes County
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fort Devens
  • Fort Indiantown Gap
  • Grand Bahama Island
  • Great Abaco Island
  • Great Inagua Island
  • Harrisburg Military Post
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Miami Valley Hospital
  • Middlesex County
  • Montefiore Hospital-Moses Campus
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's
  • Nantucket County
  • Natick Army Soldiers Systems Center
  • New York City
  • Norfolk County
  • North Andros Island
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Plymouth County
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Andros Island
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Trinidad
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • Washington, D.C.

Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Boston North Shore


Time Monday
May 18, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 20, 2020
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am - 10:00am Presentation Presentation
10:00am Networking Coffee Break Networking Coffee Break
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Networking Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner

What Our Delegates Have to Say

    • Principia College
    • Energy Ambassador
    • “Great conference, was able to talk one on one with a lot of vendors. A lot of deep meaningful conversations”.
    • Estee Lauder
    • VP Global Facilities
    • “The format is very well structured. The speakers are really really good. And I would recommend it to anybody in this field.”
    • General Motors
    • Global Energy Manager
    • “What I really like about FMA Summits is the quick twenty minute presentations because you are able to cover a wide variety of topics”.